Mark J. Nesselroad, Broker
J.D. West Virginia University, Law
M.B.A. West Virginia University
B.A. Davidson College, Economics
Law Licenses: West Virginia, South Carolina
Broker Licenses: West Virginia, Pennsylvania
Equipped with multiple degrees, Morgantown native Mark J. Nesselroad has based his career in West Virginia and worked on projects in several states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and South Carolina. From his time as an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC to his current position as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Glenmark Holding LLC, Nesselroad has been involved with, and represented clients in, numerous acquisition and sale transactions, totaling more than $250 million in financing, $45 million in acquisitions, $80 million in sales, and an endless number of leases. Additionally, Nesselroad has overseen Black Diamond Realty’s transactions from the perspective of the company’s founding and currently licensed broker.
In addition, Nesselroad has represented landlords in more than two hundred lease transactions from ground leases to stand-alone buildings, multi-tenant shopping and power centers, business and industrial parks, high-rise class A office buildings, and everything in between. Nesselroad’s wealth of knowledge and experience with sales and leases of land and buildings in multiple states, counties, and communities, in addition to the legal specifications that go along with each, give clients of Black Diamond Realty the advantage they need in achieving their investment and leasing goals in the local and regional markets.
Active in civic and charitable pursuits, Mr. Nesselroad is the Treasurer of Morgantown High School Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to fostering and enhancing the academic opportunities for MHS students and faculty), a member of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Morgantown Area Economic Partnership Board of Directors, and member of Morgantown’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update Steering Committee and Joint Vision Group.
David Lorenze, Principal
B.A. Virginia Tech University, Public and Urban Affairs
B.S. Virginia Tech University, Business Management
As a leader of Black Diamond Realty LLC, David Lorenze continues the strong reputation he earned during his tenure at Petroplus Lane, LLC. As principal agent, Mr. Lorenze brings experience and expertise in a myriad of commercial real estate sectors, including lease and sale transactions in areas such as industrial, warehouse, manufacturing, office, retail, hotels, restaurants, multi-family, and land for development and storage, in both local and regional markets. He has completed over $35,000,000 in sale and lease transactions.
As a partner in Hokie Investments, LLC, Hokie Investments II, LLC, Hokie Investments III, LLC and HITS Holding LLC, Lorenze brings his clients first-hand knowledge of the management of real estate investment companies. This expertise is another way that he supports his clients and their real estate goals. By understanding and modeling successful practices in various venues of the real estate arena, Lorenze utilizes his in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure his clients’ success.
Within his community, Lorenze participates as a volunteer for Empty Bowls Monongalia and serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. His previous affiliations include Main Street Morgantown’s Economic Restructuring Committee and Generation Morgantown.
Murphy Holloway, Associate
B.S. Elon University, Finance
B.S. Elon University, Entrepreneurship
Murphy Holloway began his career as an associate with Black Diamond Realty in June of 2014. As a West Virginia native, Holloway’s passion is assisting clients in meeting their real estate goals and seeing his home state and the surrounding region thrive. During his time with Black Diamond Realty, Holloway has represented property owners and buyers, as well as landlords and tenants while working to close numerous lease, sale, purchase, and development transactions throughout the state.
Holloway received degrees in finance and entrepreneurship from Elon University. While attending Elon, he was active in the Alamance County Special Olympics, the Alamance County Muscular Dystrophy Association, and served on his fraternity’s executive board, Additionally, Holloway served as a summer intern under Black Diamonds’s Principal, David Lorenze, during Lorenze’s tenure at Petroplus Lane LLC. As an intern, he was exposed to the nuances of several sectors of commercial real estate. Further, Holloway is well-versed in public policy’s effects on West Virginia’s business climate through an internship with the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia.
Using his real estate, finance, entrepreneurial, and public policy background, Mr. Holloway seeks to assist clients in making sound decisions. With his dedicated and personalized approach, Holloway personifies Black Diamond’s teamwork approach to ensuring the success of its clients and community. Holloway is currently pursuing his CCIM designation.
Jeff Stenger, Associate
B.A. University of Maryland, Communications
Jeffrey T. Stenger is a licensed commercial real estate associate in Morgantown, West Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Maryland and his real estate license through the West Virginia Real Estate Commission. As a Morgantown native who attended school and worked in the Washington metropolitan area, Jeff brings a unique perspective to the team.
Throughout his years of working with corporate insurance companies and in the area of hospitality management, Jeff learned the critical details of restaurant operations, customer service, and record keeping procedures. Today, Jeff applies those same skills in his role as a Commercial Real Estate Associate at Black Diamond Realty, where he leases and sells office space, industrial warehouse locations, retail locations, and businesses, in addition to initiating lease negotiations and land transactions.
During his years in real estate, Jeff has helped a variety of clients buy, sell, and lease properties throughout the area. From 400 sq ft office suites to 35,000 sq ft multi-million dollar transactions, Jeff enjoys supporting his clients, property owners, and developers in their successes. He most enjoys the versatility of his daily work and continuing to evolve with the ever-changing commercial real estate market. He takes pride in forming relationships with his growing base of clientele, and in seeing businesses grow and flourish in north central West Virginia and the surrounding area.
Janelle Zeoli, Multimedia Specialist/Designer
B.F.A Kutztown University, Communication Design,
Concentrations in Graphic and Advertising Design
Originally from Morgantown, Pennsylvania, Janelle graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she earned her degree in Graphic Design and Advertising. After graduating, she made the move to Morgantown, West Virginia where she worked for a strategic marketing and design firm. During her time there, she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience designing logos, booklets, brochures and more. Janelle’s attention to detail and drive to produce quality design has helped increase the marketing abilities of Black Diamond Realty.