Black Diamond Realty is like a seasoned golfer who consistently hits the fairway and sinks putts. And, like in the game of golf, our team’s unique approach and execution ensures successful commercial real estate transactions. This experience ‘swinging’ has delivered nearly 600 ‘holes in one’ as we approach a decade of service to the industry.
Do you think a course record could be secured using only a nine-iron and an old ball while wearing a tuxedo? Of course it couldn’t! Even if the tuxedo got a few good laughs, the golf pro probably would not invite you back to play anytime soon. Seasoned golfers typically use 14 different clubs, shoes with spikes, tees, a golf glove, high quality balls and proper attire that facilitates effective movement in given weather conditions. This level of detail and preparedness is like BDR’s approach to real estate deals. Our equipment includes seven dedicated associates, three fulltime graphic designers and a partnership with Glenmark Holding that combines decades of experience, leadership and service.
A first-time a golfer meets unexpected challenges navigating unknown courses, like a pesky oak tree with a low hanging branch on hole 11 or a water hazard at the edge of a sloping green on hole 17. An experienced golfer calls on previous games having navigated these hazards and can predict and adjust their game accordingly. The BDR professionals draw on their past experiences just as an experienced golfer does, while recognizing that every course, every project and every client is unique. Tiger Woods is one of golf’s most elite players because he practiced golf consistently from a very young age. He didn’t dedicate his mornings to tennis and afternoons to golf. He was committed and all in to his one sport. The same holds true for Black Diamond Realty. We are 100% focused on commercial real estate transactions.
The best golfers in the world are reflective and always finding ways to improve their game, saying things like, “I’m working on my grip, my posture, my tempo.” Similarly, you will find the best commercial real estate associates saying, “I’m networking and building relationships, writing my notes, making calls and setting goals”. In both cases, working on the fundamentals is a key to successful outcomes. BDR is your dedicated team for commercial real estate that brings the proper tools, experience, and drive to achieve your next ‘hole in one.’
Over a decade ago I started working in the commercial real estate profession. Starting something new was exciting and intimidating all at the same time. The same sentiment held true when I adopted golf as a new hobby two years ago. While I wanted to be an expert on my first day playing a round, it became painfully evident that success on the course would take practice to perfect my skills.
Knowledge and experience are very important for both business and golf. In business, it’s important to have a deep understanding of your industry and customers, as well as experience in managing expectations and making strategic decisions. In golf, knowledge of the game and experience with training and practice can help develop skills and improve performance. Another area of focus is relationships.
Several years ago I worked with a church that was new to town and looking to establish a presence. We identified a relatively small office space for their administrative needs and they proceeded to lease temporary space on Sunday mornings for their services. Fast forward three years later and we collaborated again to secure a 15,325-sf facility with an associated 10-year lease. Fostering positive relationships support success for everyone involved.
During my 12 years of experience as a commercial real estate professional, I have developed a deep understanding of the industry, market trends, and customer needs. This has allowed me to build strong relationships with clients and provide them with personalized and effective solutions for their commercial real estate needs. Additionally, my experience has helped me develop exceptional negotiation and communication skills, which are vital in closing deals and ensuring client satisfaction. And while my golf game is still developing, I am confident that my developed skills and strategies in commercial real estate can help you score a ‘hole in one.’