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, Dick drew upon his expertise in construction and organization to aid the “great earthquake” victims in Kathmandu and Ramachhap, Nnepal in 2015. 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 forward through a 501(c)(3) organization that dick is creating to bolster emergency disaster reconstruction efforts domestically and internationally.