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Rebuilding Artworks at 601 S. Virginia Avenue

The BDR team continues to be inspired and encouraged by its clients and the ways in which they grow, support, and thrive in our...

Longview Plans to Expand – Officials Seek to Build $1.1B Facility

Right now there are just wild flowers on the empty land next to the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, just north of Morgantown. But...

It’s a wash: Don Stenger selling longtime car wash businesses

Two longtime Morgantown car washes are for sale after their owner decided it was time to retire and enjoy the next chapter of his...

First Look: West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Walking through the new WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute’s Innovation Center, you get the feeling you’re trodding into the future of the treatment of brain...

Job Creation, Clean Power Generator, Natural Gas Consumer

Longview Power has taken the next step to make it planned combined cycle gas-fired power plant a reality. The company announced late Thursday it...

City, Agency Moving Forward with Acquisition of 430 Spruce Street

Looking to accommodate the relocation of personnel during ongoing renovations of the Morgantown Public Safety Building, address substantial space constraints in city hall and...

City Agency Looking to Acquire 430 Spruce Street

Working through its newly formed Land Reuse and Preservation Agency, the city of Morgantown plans to acquire the 8,000 square-foot building at 430 Spruce...

Cautious optimism in Monongalia County over Mylan Merger

Over the course of the next year, executives with the new company that will be formed from the merger between Mylan and Upjohn, a...

Opportunity Zones – What You Need to Know…

New federal government tax program benefits investors who place their money into Qualified Opportunity Zones. But what is a Qualified Opportunity Zone (aka QOZs,...

Demolition of Towne House Motel Ahead of Schedule as Long-Standing Building Soon to be Part of Past

It stood in Bridgeport for decades. As of Thursday, there wasn’t much left standing of the once thriving Towne House East Motel off of...

WVU Board of Governors OKs Three Major Construction Projects and Financing

Citing the need to “improve the quality of student life, enrich academic experience, enhance student services, and respond to students’ needs,” the West Virginia...

June Newsletter: Must See Offerings Inside – Industrial, Office, Land 

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Harrison County Chamber of Commerce – 100th Anniversary Dinner

On May 21st, a couple of the Black Diamond team members attended Harrison County Chamber of Commerce’s 100th anniversary dinner which was held at...

Congratulations, Mark J. Nesselroad – Generation Next 40 Under 40

The State Journal has been recognizing and honoring young professionals throughout West Virginia as part of Generation Next: 40 under 40 for the past...

May Newsletter: Our Quarter 1 Closed Transactions are Finally Here!

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Economic Experts Tout Potential of Natural Gas Development

Growth in the state’s energy industries, along with the construction projects that come with it, offers many economic opportunities, but there is a balance...

Reasons to Invest in Appalachia

Between potential for growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, coupled with technology and federal government operations, there are plenty of sound investment opportunities...

WVU Medicine set to add 5th hospital in 2 years

Twenty-three years later, the major mission to increase West Virginians’ access to healthcare remains largely unchanged. While the mission continues, some of what WVU...

April Newsletter: This is an Investment Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss…

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Newsweek names WVU Medicine among World’s Best Hospitals

WVU Medicine has been recognized by Newsweek as part of its inaugural list of the World’s Best Hospitals. According to Newsweek, the World’s Best Hospitals...

WVU Medicine holds grand opening for Center for Hope and Healing

Douglas M. Leech establishes fund to support addiction recovery MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine and the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry held a grand opening today...

Old Morgantown Ramada Inn Property to House Non-Profits that Address Homelessness

Wednesday, Monongalia County commissioners discussed the future of the old Ramada Inn property located on Scott Avenue in Morgantown. The property was recently purchased by...

Natural Gas Power Plant to Provide Economic Catalyst to Harrison County & WV

A new natural-gas-fired power plant in Harrison County is expected to be operational by fall of 2021, according to a company official. Groundbreaking on...

Bridgeport, WV Economic Development 2019 – VIDEO

Bridgeport has become a leader in economic development in West Virginia. Bridgeport is featured in this video by the West Virginia Municipal League as...

Morgantown, WV – 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live

#43 On the Best Places to Live list for 2018, Morgantown appears on Livability.com’s Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care. Known primarily as home to...

8,000 Jobs Added Within Past Decade in North Central WV

North Central West Virginia continues to lead the state in economic progress, according to local experts. Although many other areas of the Mountain State...

White Oaks Development Continues Expansion

The White Oaks development in Bridgeport, located just off the Jerry Drove Exit on Interstate 79, continues to grow and expand as more offices,...

2018 Takeaways

This monthly newsletter serves to reflect on the past year’s successes and challenges. Two thousand eighteen was a record-breaking year for Black Diamond and many other companies in north...

Department of Energy report supports Appalachian ethane storage hub

The U.S. Department of Energy has outlined the potential benefits of an Appalachian ethane storage hub in a new report to Congress. The report...

December Newsletter: Introducing Our NEW Online Auction Service…

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WV Executive Young Gun – Mark J. Nesselroad

Young Gun 2018 Award Recipient Black Diamond Realty would like to formally congratulate Mark J. Nesselroad on his selection as a WV Executive Young...

November Newsletter: Downtown Morgantown Building SOLD — See Where.

View our November Newsletter: Downtown Morgantown Building SOLD — See Where. Click Here!

Marcellus & Utica Shale – Activity On The Rise

Do you know Marcellus & Utica?  Let us introduce you to Mid-Atlantic’s most popular household names. Throughout the latter part of the past decade,...

Bridgeport, WV – One of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”

Bridgeport Listed by USA Today as One of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” in Online Money Section In an edition of USA Today’s on-line edition,...

October Newsletter: Few Opportunities Remaining at I-79’s Hottest Exit…

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PTT official gives update on cracker project

The project director for the planned PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker in Belmont County said having such a surplus of the natural gas liquid...

Mon Health EMS gets new Gateway facility

Mon Health EMS officials were at The Gateway on Sept. 20 to show off their new digs — a two-story, 15,780 square-foot facility that...

Gee announces program for heart transplants

In many ways, WVU President Gordon Gee said, the land-grant university he leads is the heart of West Virginia. The university, in turn, put...

Possible new interstate exit

Westover mayor seeks support for possible new interstate exit Westover Mayor David Johnson encouraged citizens of Westover and council members to attend an upcoming...

September Newsletter: Award Winning Investment Opportunity Revealed

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WVU Medicine Children’s Neurodevelopmental Center

Doctors and administrators gathered at WVU Medicine Children’s newest facility – a Neurodevelopmental Center on Baker’s Ridge Road – to celebrate its opening Thursday....

Wedgewood Drive building prepares for $1 million in renovations

A former medical office at 300 Wedgewood Drive will be undergoing renovations to upgrade its space and will also provide “aesthetic love,” according to...

August Newsletter: Big Things Happening for Black Diamond Realty

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Area Hotel Occupancy on the Rise

Monongalia, Preston enjoy hotel occupancy spike that beats even state’s solid year As West Virginia tourism officials celebrate increases in hotel occupancy, the numbers...

Development at Fairmont’s old Owens-Illinois site underway

After 30 years of inactivity, the site of the old Owens-Illinois glass factory is finally seeing new development, as a Morgantown developer has committed...

July Newsletter: Closed Transactions Reach Record High

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June Newsletter: There’s A New Business In Town…

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Retirement Community To Open In Fall

A new, state-of-the-art retirement community is slated to open during this fall, at 2996 Point Marion Road, Morgantown. The Crossings at Morgantown is managed...

White Oaks continues development in 3-phase build-out

White Oaks continues development in 3-phase build-out. The White Oaks planned business community comprises 470 acres that are home to offices, FBI support services,...

FBI’s headquarters project to bring hundreds of positions to Clarksburg facility

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be shifted to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) facility in Clarksburg as part of the FBI...

March Newsletter: Black Diamond Reveals Its Top 5 Assets

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Distillery, tourist attraction up for sale – Heston Farm

Heston Farm is being sold in two lots for a total of $2,383,000 and comes with three buildings, a storage bunker and access to...

February Newsletter: Local Business For Sale Creates Big Opportunity

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The Dominion Post – From the Desk of Mark Nesselroad

Legislators Updated on China Energy Deal

Commerce Secretary Hopes China Energy Project Will Begin This Year. CHARLESTON – Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher offered legislators a few new tidbits — though...

January Newsletter

View our January Newsletter: 2017 Deals Closed – New Year, New Offerings Click Here!

Happy 2018! Another Year Is In The Record Books

We hope you and your family had an enjoyable holiday season. The new year is a time to reflect and project. This monthly Black...

December Newsletter

View our December Newsletter: The “Retail Apocalypse” Is Not Among Us All Click Here!

The Retail Apocalypse Is Not Among Us All

“The Retail Apocalypse” is a great catch phrase that grabs attention. News outlets make sensational claims that Amazon is destroying the retail sector and that,...

Defense In Depth to cater to new and experienced shooters

MORGANTOWN — Defense In Depth, a new firearms education/training center and retailer in Morgantown, aims to cater to the needs of new and experienced...

WVU Medicine Children’s Announces $152-Million Project

WVU Medicine Children’s growing into new tower to be added onto J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital Three-year, $152-million project to add 150 beds MORGANTOWN, W.Va....

The Tides Are Turning For West Virginia

West Virginia announces $83.7 billion gas development deal with China Energy CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Commerce announced overnight an agreement with China...

October Newsletter

Roads to Prosperity In 1971, West Virginia’s country roads became a main stream topic when John Denver released his international hit song. The serene...

Crossings Construction Continues – The Dominion Post

Luxury Living Construction continues on a new senior living community on Point Marion Road. Scheduled to open in fall 2018 near The Pines Country...

Black Diamond Prepares Dinner for the Rosenbaum Family House – 9/11

On September 11th Black Diamond Realty prepared dinner for the guests of Rosenbaum Family House, a place for adult patients and their families to stay while...

September Newsletter

View our September Newsletter: Black Diamond Trophy Reenergizes a Rivalry While Industrial Demand Ramps Up Click Here!

Infrastructure paves way for Morgantown’s retail growth – The State Journal

When David Lorenze was growing up in Morgantown, there were roughly a dozen restaurants to choose from in the whole town. “Now, you have a dozen...

WVU-led research team lays foundation for natural gas storage ‘hub’; opportunity for economic growth in the region

It is no secret that the region around West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio has abundant natural gas resources, but can the three states uncover...

Opening Day – WV Box & Ship – The Dominion Post

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday for WV Box & Ship, a new business at 1405 Earl. L Core Road. WV Box & Ship...

Business Beginnings – Family Dollar

Construction is underway for a new 8,300 square foot Family Dollar store on Lucky Lane, near Mountain View Elementary.

$40 Million Center for Aquatics Announced – The Dominion Post

$15 Million donation, loan to finance a 55-acre project. 

Industrial Park to Expand – The Dominion Post

The Morgantown Industrial Park is approved for a second phase of development. See the article below or visit dominionpost.com.

2017 Sectors In Demand

Our team is often asked, “How is the market?” Some brokers may respond with a generic, “good”. If you are interested in a general...

August Newsletter

View our August Newsletter: NEW Par Mar Store + Restaurant Opening Soon In Morgantown Click Here!

First Look: The Crossings at Morgantown

We shared the breaking news with you in our April newsletter; now you can watch the The Crossings at Morgantown come to life! CLICK...

July Newsletter

View our July Newsletter: See What’s OPENING SOON In The Sabraton Plaza! Click Here!

Clearwater Facility Preparations Continue for Projected Fall Opening – The State Journal

See the article on The State Journal website by clicking here.

Valley Worlds of Fun Searches for New Owner – WBOY12

PLEASANT VALLEY – Valley Worlds of Fun has been part of Marion County’s history for decades. Now, the property is for sale and it has...

Fun For Sale – The Dominion Post

Valley Worlds of Fun center up for sale Click Here to View the Marketing Flyer for Valley Worlds of Fun.

June Newsletter

View our June Newsletter: Summer Fun Awaits! See Where… Click Here!

Thrillist.com Names Morgantown the Best Small Town in West Virginia

West Virginia: Morgantown – Population: 31,073 No small town in WVA is more worthy of a visit than the home of West Virginia University....

White Oaks Continues to Expand, Attract Variety of Industries – The State Journal WV

Nearly a decade after construction first began to develop White Oaks off Jerry Dove Drive, the Bridgeport business park continues to live up to...

Businesses Anticipate Next Oil, Gas Boom with Projects on Horizon

Multiple projects and more drilling rigs are sure signs that the oil and gas industry is going to have a very big presence in...

May Newsletter

View our May Newsletter: 100+ Acre Interstate Development Located In… Click Here!

April Newsletter

View our April Newsletter: See What’s Coming To Morgantown In 2018… Click Here!

BDR’s March Newsletter

View our March Newsletter: Our Latest Offering Could Be Your Next Investment Asset! Click Here!

Real Estate Investing 101

Are you putting all of your eggs in one basket? What is the first rule of thumb your financial advisor will work hard to...

Black Diamond Volunteers to Support Empty Bowls Monongalia

Are you feeling hungry? Is your stomach growling? No problem. There are, most likely, plenty of food options in your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets....

Black Diamond Realty Attends the 2017 WVU Children’s Gala

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Black Diamond Realty team attended WVU Medicine Children’s 14th Annual Gala. The night consisted of live music, silent...

BDR’s February Newsletter

View our February Newsletter: The Possibilities Are Endless With Our Latest Offering! Click Here!

A Strong Outlook for Industrial Demand

As real estate professionals, the BDR team is often asked these two questions:  How are things going in our market and what are you...

BDR’s January Newsletter

View our January Newsletter: 2016 Was A Great Year, See Why 2017 Will Be Even Better! Click Here!

Reflecting & Projecting

REFLECTING ON 2016 There were some economic positives in 2016. Interest rates remained low while capital slowly became more attainable, resulting in a demand...

Black Diamond Prepares Dinner For The Rosenbaum Family House – 2016

One of Black Diamond’s annual traditions is to cook dinner for the guests of Rosenbaum Family House, a place for adult patients and their...

Defense In Depth, D.I.D. You Shoot Today?

Range.  Simulators.  Training.  Firearms. Two years ago, Marstiller’s Gun Shop and Range sold their property on Collins Ferry Road to Monongalia County’s Board of...

Hats Off to Pizza Al’s

Hats off to Albino Roperti, known as “Pizza Al” or “The Pizza King” by his many fans for yet another year of being recognized...

University Park is Part of WVU’s Expansion Projects

University Park is a public-private partnership project between West Virginia University and University Park at Evansdale, LLC.  The $112 million multi-purpose development is an...

Morgantown Named Among Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care

Morgantown, WV has been named one of the Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of...

America’s Best College Towns: Morgantown

Morgantown was recently ranked number eleven on Travel & Leisure’s Best College Towns list. “It’s odd to celebrate a place for its public transportation,...

Morgantown business owners to talk with Congress, White House officials

Morgantown small business owners will join 16 entrepreneurs from 15 states in Washington, D.C. Sept. 17 to talk about small business issues with members...

Construction continues at WVU

Several construction projects have broken ground or are nearing completion in the city of Morgantown as the students and faculty eagerly anticipate the new...

Morgantown Listed #4 Small City in Job Growth for 2013 by Forbes

Morgantown, which not only lists as the #23 small city in America for business and careers, ranked at #4 in Job Growth in Forbes’...