“I enjoy bringing value to a project.”
Dave Diamond relishes the challenge of taking something unremarkable and turning it into something great. Not just in developing real estate, but in helping people develop, too. He’s been active in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for more than two decades and his annual charity Chili Cook-off gets bigger every year.
He leads Walter Wayne in developing projects that bring value beyond simple profit, making deals so that the larger community benefits. For example, a new health care facility is more than just a building; it provides a service to the community. He says finding the right kinds of deals is hard work, but it’s more satisfying for him when everybody wins.
Dave lives with his family in Rockford. On Sundays you can find him enjoying a round of golf with his son. And on occasion, you can catch him on stage playing guitar with his very capable Classic Rock band, “Faded Genes.”