Ian Black Real Estate has hired seasoned commercial real estate professional Diana Grandy to serve as assistant property manager for its property management division. Diana has more than 15 years of experience managing office, retail, industrial and residential properties.
In this role, Grandy will play an integral role in customer service of Ian Black Real Estate’s property management division. She will oversee tenant walk throughs, assist with building projects, manage building access systems, and handle all other aspects of tenant and landlord coordination. She will work alongside Ian Black Real Estate Partner and COO, Marci Marsh.
“I was very impressed with Diana’s extensive experience in commercial property management and thought she would be a great asset to our growing management division,” said Marsh. “Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of service, and I believe that Diana’s knowledge and experience will help us achieve that.”
Prior to joining Ian Black Real Estate, Grandy served as the property manager for IMG Academy in Bradenton. There, she managed nearly 600 acres, including 22 lodging facilities, 17 office and school facilities, and nine sports fields and courts, as well as the property grounds. She has also worked locally on property management assignments for ICORR Properties, Abbey Realty (f/k/a Sarasota Commercial) and Commercial Management & Leasing Corporation, where she was their Director of Property Management for three years.
Grandy began her career in Michigan with JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle f/k/a LaSalle Partners) on their first-ever facilities assignment for the newly deregulated Bell Telephone properties in five States in the Midwest. She was responsible for Critical Data Centers, including 911, and Switch stations in Michigan.
“Over the course of my career, my strength has been working with tenants, owners and vendors to create an environment where all parties are satisfied with the outcome,” said Grandy. “I look forward to bringing that experience to Ian Black’s roster of clients and joining the fantastic team that Ian and Marci have created.”
Grandy is an active member of the Sarasota community, and currently serves as the chair of the Community Outreach Committee for Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County. She is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc. and she is an advisory board member for Real Estate Lives, a non-profit job support organization for workers in and around commercial real estate.
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.