Richard J. Diamond
For more than 30 years, Richard Diamond has made a specialty of retail and restaurant leasing, development and sales. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, he developed properties in resort areas throughout New England and Colorado. Mr. Diamond relocated to Boston in 1975, where he founded a real estate development company, which focused on commercial and retail projects and residential condominium development.
In 1989, Mr. Diamond merged his company, RJ Diamond & Associates, with IRB Commercial, a Cambridge-based real estate company. As Vice President, he assumed overall responsibility for the retail and restaurant divisions.
In 1995, Mr. Diamond joined Cushman & Wakefield of Massachusetts in their Boston office. As the director of the retail Brokerage Division, Mr. Diamond focused on the sale of development and investment properties and the sale and leasing of properties with a retail component. He also represents many prominent local and national retailers throughout New England.
In 1998 Mr. Diamond founded The Diamond Group a commercial brokerage and advisory company, with two locations in Massachusetts to service the leasing, selling and developing needs of commercial properties.
Mr. Diamond is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, The Commercial Brokers Association and The International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Diamond attended the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut. He resides in Framingham, MA with his wife Pam and dog Charlie.
Steve has 22 years of commercial real estate expertise. He began his career in 1985 with The Waverly Corporation as an Investment operations manager. From there, Steve went on to become the Director of Retail Development at BankBoston and Fleet Bank where he was responsible for over 500 real estate transactions. Steve also has 6 years of Asset Management experience with local and national transactions that include office, hotel, apartment, industrial and retail sales totaling over 80 million dollars. He also has extensive experience with property appraisal, management, and development.
Steve has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and has been involved with numerous fundraising events.
Steve and his wife Lynn currently reside in Cambridge.
Robert J. Creamer
Bob Creamer has been actively employed in the analysis, valuation and transactional support of commercial real estate since 1973. He currently provides valuation, development feasibility and brokerage services to various clients throughout New England. Most recently, Mr. Creamer was directly involved in the identification, acquisition and management of a 6 million square foot, $150 million portfolio of retail, office and residential properties located throughout the country for a privately held real estate developer/investor.
Prior to that, Mr. Creamer was an Associate Director and Operating Manager in the Valuation Advisory Services department of the Boston office of Cushman & Wakefield (“C&W”), the international commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm. While at C&W he specialized in the analysis and valuation of complex office, industrial and retail properties throughout New England for a variety of Fortune 500 and international clients. During his thirteen-year tenure with C&W, Mr. Creamer provided consulting services that included a majority of the Class A office tower properties in downtown Boston, several of which spanned from their initial planning stages through completion and subsequent sale transactions. Assignments included the valuation of urban air rights, supplemental railroad-related parcels, marinas (riparian rights), permanent and temporary rights-of-way and partnership/partial interests. Additional assignments have included multi-property/location portfolios, theme parks, special purpose retail properties and general commercial properties throughout New England.
Mr. Creamer’s experience in real estate valuation began in 1973 in Burlington, Vermont. His initial 10 years of experience included the appraisal of a variety of properties throughout the three northern New England states, primarily in conjunction with expert testimony in determining damages for eminent domain court proceedings. Property types included large land tracts, operating dairy farms and various types of rural properties, as well as islands and resort residential condominium developments. Assignments included the mapping and reappraisal of three entire towns for ad valorem tax purposes.
Mr. Creamer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker (#9057047) and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (#1067) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Christine B. DaCosta
Executive Assistant & Sales Associate
With over 9 years experience in Real Estate field, Christine has become an added value to The Diamond Group. Christine graduated Emerson College in the Spring of 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing and a Minor in Photography.
Upon graduation she went onto work for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Brookline, MA. There she spent the next 5 years working for one of Boston’s top producing residential sales offices. Christine was responsible for all aspects of listing properties for over 100 brokers, including database management of multiple websites, marketing pieces and materials.
In 2007, Christine obtained her Sales Person’s license and practiced residential sales at Mariner Realty Group in Medford. There she specialized in short sales and foreclosure properties in and around the Greater Boston area.
Christine joined The Diamond Group in 2008 as an Executive Assistant to Principal, Richard Diamond to further her career in Real Estate and Commercial Brokerage.
Madge Roberts- Senior Associate
Madge has a deep background in the hotel, restaurant, and retail sectors. She served as a senior project manager at Luxury Resorts, the hotel division of Blackstone and as the head of business development for the hospitality division of Suffolk Construction.
Originally from Dallas, Madge earned her masters in architectural history at the University of Virginia but developed a lasting tie to Cambridge during her undergraduate years at Harvard. She is an active member of the ICSC and the National Restaurant Association and serves on the steering committees of both the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and Transitions House, a local women’s shelter.