Bob Diamond, Managing Attorney
Bob is a practicing real estate attorney, real estate developer, and published author of three books on foreclosure investing. You may be familiar with Bob from his appearances on FOX, NBC, or CNBC or on his real estate radio show.
A graduate of Villanova University in Finance and Temple law school, Bob started his real estate career in 1991 as the manager of REO (bank owned) real estate foreclosing and disposing of these properties. While at Meridian Mortgage, he was modifying loans before anyone evenc coined the phrase back in the 1990’s, most importantly he learned about how banks really work. Bob attended Temple Law School earning a number of negotiating contests while in law school. In 1993 upon graduation from Temple Law school he started practicing law with Rolf Marsh in Media PA. Bob quickly gained a reputation for litigation and negotiation and was recruited by Cozen O’Connor’s real estate law practice. Cozen O’Connor is one of the 100 largest law firms in the US and has over 500 attorneys http://www.cozen.com/ Bob gained valuable training and insight during his time at Cozen and handled many large banks and portfolios of assets.
Over the past 20 years, Bob has personally been involved in the negotiation of over $100M in real estate transactions as counsel, advisor, investor or agent. His investments cover both commercial and residential real estate using advanced real estate investing techniques including buying discounted liens, notes and judgments, buying out of bankruptcy, short sales, taking under and subject to, straight equity purchases, multi-units and condo conversions.
Bob is the Managing Attorney for the Diamond Law Center and oversees the screening and performance of our network of attorneys who provide an array of services including tax sale overage recoveries. As of July of 2016 Bob is actively managing $2,400,00 in overages cases of his.
Bob grew up around real estate investing, his Father and Grandfather had Apartments and even a little restaurant! With some “paint under the nails” and plaster in his hair Bob was having fun at 8 years old with his brother “helping” with rehabbing apartments as they turned over!
Bob grew up playing ice hockey, did Chinese Kempo Marital arts, skateboarded and is an accomplished skier (this is his brother Ed writing this so I can tell you he is a flat out 10 expert can’t catch him kinda guy). He also loves riding his motorcycle (I hate it, Ed again) on trails in beautiful areas. Bob has headed the vestry at his church in Finance previously and has always had leadership positions in life as he is a very kind trustworthy guy (this is Ed writing this)
Ed Diamond, CFO & COO
Ed provides daily oversight of our operations including general management, file processing, technology, finance and accounting. He is a former CEO and CIO, with deep knowledge of all key business support functions developed over a 24 year career in Fortune 500 and mid size companies in the US and Canada including PepsiCo, Pepsi-Americas, DSD Solutions, Manheim Imports and others. The industries range from consumer products through software and the automotive industry.
Possessing an MBA from the University of Memphis and BA in Finance from Northeastern University gives Ed the underlying academic training and mind set to ensure that the daily operation of the business will meet the requirements of Diamond Law Center. His network of other professionals developed over his career will be called upon to ensure the Law Center has the talent it needs in all areas as the company grows. Ed has also invested in real estate and understands the core processes necessary to ensure that our client’s needs are met on a daily basis through blending technology processes with human capital resulting in high levels of performance.
Ed is passionate about human performance and health, a lifelong athelete who grew up playing ice hockey on travel teams, active in Chinese Kempo Martial arts, playing tennis in High School he continues to play tennis competitively and coaches sports. Ed contracted HPV16 throat cancer in 2012 and it literally changed the trajectory of his life by choice. Ed chose to adopt a micro-nutrient nutrition plan and increase his level and his family level of nutritional excellence and fitness. His son Cole, has epilepsy and his wife has been victorious over breast cancer as well. Ed’s family has raised over $10,000 for epilepsy cures and gives over 400 hours a year in community service.
The overages recovery business that Ed is able to run with his brother is the perfect fit for the family, it is another way of serving people and helping those that are the most vulnerable and also least informed. To call this what it is, the Government’s efforts to find people who they owe money to are underfunded and ineffective as evidenced by the billions of dollars that the government is holding. While we choose to believe this is not by design, we also choose to help right this by returning the money to people.