Downtown Still Home to Concorde Management & Development, Inc.
For decades, Concorde Management & Development, Inc. has been a staple in the downtown Lincoln business community. Formerly located in the Centre Terrace building, the company recently moved to the Lincoln Flats building.
Downtown Lincoln spoke with Dana Schmidt to learn more about the company’s move and why remaining in downtown was important.
Tell us a bit about the history of your company.
Established in 1985, Concorde Management & Development, Inc. provides a complete spectrum of services to property owners, investors, and their tenants and offers solid solutions to clients’ real estate needs.
Lincolnites David M. Schmidt, Thomas C. Smith, and the late Thomas D. Hayes originally formed the company to manage and develop their own and partner-invested real estate properties. Since then, Concorde has maintained a philosophy of slow and steady growth and now oversees an increasingly diversified list of properties for numerous satisfied clients and tenants.
An expanded staff of carefully chosen employees adheres to the concepts of integrity and teamwork. This highly proficient team offers expertise in all aspects of the comprehensive services we offer: Development, Investment Advisory, Commercial Brokerage, Construction Management, Property/Asset Management and Maintenance.
Concorde Management & Development’s strategy for success continues to work-both for our company and our clients. We partner with you to mesh our goals with yours for timely and efficient service.
Why did your company decide to move into a new space?
A number of reasons. Outgrowing the old space being one, but also timing with leasing a large portion of the building we were in to the State of Nebraska and having another tenant move out of the Lincoln Flats building we moved into working out just right.
Why was it important for your company to remain downtown?
As a civic-minded company, we feel it is important for any growing city to have a vibrant downtown. To continue our downtown relationship we felt we could help out in that way however small it may be. In addition, many of the properties we manage and lease are located downtown. Downtown is also centrally located for our clients, customers, investors, tenants, etc. to meet as well as for our employees to get out to properties and job sites around town or in outlying communities easily.
What is the culture of your company like?
Very tight-knit and collaborative. Many of our employees have been with the company for over 15 years and some for more than 20.
How many people does your company employ?
Full time: 8 in the downtown office, 3 construction and maintenance, 6 on-site property personnel.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Although we do miss being in the Centre Terrace building, we are very excited to be in our new space in Lincoln Flats at 1314 O Street, Suite 101 and invite anyone to stop by who is interested in looking at commercial space for lease/sale, looking up apartment availability in the area or just to take a look at the office and say hello.
Founded in 1967, the Downtown Lincoln Association provides services and champions initiatives for maintaining and enhancing our vibrant downtown. Our vision is to create an energetic downtown environment where we live, learn, work, invest and play. DLA has evolved into a multi-faceted organization supporting a wide range of programs and activities including maintenance, economic development and advocacy.