Reno Rebirth Profile: Michael Dermody

by Jessica Garcia, Reno Gazette-Journal

Why We’re Profiling Him

I was born and raised here in Reno. In fact, my wife, our four children and I were all born at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Although I was raised here, I went to high school in Michigan, then Colorado, and law school at Gonzaga, even working out of the country for a brief stint. Having the opportunity to live in so many different cities opened my eyes to what a great community Northern Nevada is. When I came back, I knew this is where I wanted to stay and raise my family.

How Did You Get This Great Job? 

As I matured, I realized I had a commitment to help my family. With this sense of responsibility, I joined my father’s already-successful business and began to learn about industrial real estate. When I started, I found that every day was challenging and rewarding, and that is why I am still here today. As a developer, we help companies find the right locations for their businesses, and as a landlord, we get to know and understand their business and build relationships over many years. At its core, our business is about helping people and building long-term relationships. It is very gratifying.

What Do You Do Every Day?

Every day is different, but I think you can sum it up in our mission statement: “Creating satisfied customers by providing excellent customer service and innovative solutions to their real estate needs.” I work with all types of companies, large and small, throughout the country. For example, last week I attended a groundbreaking for Wayfair’s new Internet fulfillment center in the Midwest. And closer to home, we were recently fortunate to develop a facility for here in northern Nevada. Also, after the 1980 recession, we were fortunate to develop Salomon Skis’ North American headquarters here. The project ended up in Forbes magazine with a very prominent article. How can I not love this job?!

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