Dr. Dick Bridy brings over four decades of broad experience in commercial real estate acquisitions and development to Bedrock Investments Group. He is the entrepreneurial founder and CEO of DBI Group, a boutique real estate firm specializing in commercial retail centers and single tenant properties. Throughout his distinguished career, Dick developed expertise in team brokerage, leasing, private equity funding, construction, and asset management. From the ground up, he and his team entitled and built two shopping centers and five single tenant properties. In addition, Dick has supervised the redevelopment of over 3.5 million sq. ft. of gross leasable area in 14 shopping centers and negotiated over 2,000 commercial leases as a broker and principal.
Dr. Dick Bridy delivers real estate expert witness testimony for the commercial real estate and brokerage industry nationwide. His areas of expertise include asset, property and portfolio management, commercial litigation, development and redevelopment, insurance, and realtor fiduciary matters. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.
As a principal of Bedrock Investments Group, Dick and his team perform due diligence on Bedrock’s acquisitions. Through extensive research, market valuation, physical inspection, and financial analysis, the team targets ideal properties with maximum economic potential for Bedrock’s portfolio. The work he and his team of specialists perform allows Bedrock to respond quickly and advantageously to changes in supply and demand in the marketplace. His extensive experience in architectural design, construction bidding and supervision, and leasing strategies creates a competitive advantage for Bedrock’s partners.
A scholar at heart, Dick is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics. His graduate studies garnered academic honors recognition from the San Diego State University Graduate School of Business, the Marshall School at the University of Southern California, and the University of Phoenix, from which he received an MMBA, EMBA and PHD respectively.
For years, Dick has served on the boards of many prominent real estate organizations, including the National association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors, and CCIM. During that time, he also earned the following licenses and designations:
A deeply empathetic man, in 2015, Dr. Bridy drew upon his expertise in construction and organization to aid the earthquake victims of the Great Earthquake in Kathmandu and Ramachhap, Nepal. For weeks, he and his crew scavenged wood and other building materials from damaged homes and commercial buildings to erect a temporary elementary school. These materials were also gathered in preparation for reconstruction activities following the monsoon season. It was a transformative trip that will carry aid to bolster emergency disaster reconstruction efforts domestically and internationally. Volunteering his time and talent to local animal welfare organizations keeps him busy closer to home. Beneficiaries of his equine experience include Saving Horses, a horse rescue organization, and Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego’s oldest horse sanctuary dedicated to creating a refuge for horses in need. His other interests include cycling, trekking, golf and traveling with his family.
In addition, he is a committed advocate and fund raiser for The Great Cycle Challenge USA. He has cycled over 1,500 miles and raised over $8,000 in the past two (2) years in an effort to fund children’s cancer research. 15,700 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week. His second cause is Stop Soldier Suicide. This organization is Veteran founded. Veteran led. Veteran focused to provide mental health assistance to veterans. Over 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the USA. He commits to trekking over 80-miles with a 35 lb. rucksack to raise funds for the cause. To date, he has raised over $3,000 to fund professional counseling to address financial strain, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues, and difficulties navigating the transition from military to civilian life — BEFORE they escalate to a point of crisis.
As a Supernumerary (“Supers”) or amateur character actor in a non-singing role, Dr. Bridy has made over 145 stage appearances. Since 2001, he has performed in 31 grand opera productions by the San Diego Opera and the production of Romeo and Juliet by The Stuttgart Ballet. The supernumeraries do not have any lines or singing parts in the opera. They are silent actors who serve as extras to enhance scenes in the opera performances.