Formed in 1993, Baker Dennard & Goetz ("BDG") is an Atlanta based commercial real estate firm whose principals, John Baker and Don Dennard, have over 80 combined years of successful real estate experience. The Company concentrates on income producing properties, primarily office/warehouse, retail and office properties. BDG’s philosophy is that value is created through disciplined acquisitions and developments coupled with diligent management and leasing. The objective of BDG is profitable growth based on the success of its clients and partners.
Property Management and Leasing
BDG's property management and leasing philosophies emphasize consistent growth in cash flows and long-term value creation. Personal attention and prompt decision-making distinguish BDG's services. In managing its properties, BDG carefully justifies and thoroughly bids expenditures to assure the best value for its tenants and owners. In its leasing efforts, BDG uses creative strategies to provide both parties with a mutually satisfactory arrangement. Throughout the process, BDG's principals are personally involved, from negotiating cost effective property insurance to maintaining close relationships with key tenants. The result has been many long-term relationships with both tenants and owners.
Acquisition / Development
BDG's principals have significant investment/development experience in industrial, retail, office and land projects, and search diligently for additional opportunities. Before a decision to proceed, each investment candidate is subjected to a series of analyses progressing from the global to the project specific. If the decision is to proceed, a BDG principal assumes direct responsibility in the management, leasing and development efforts. BDG's careful and successful approach has resulted in several long-term relationships with major real estate investors.
In addition to outside sources, BDG principals invest their equity in projects undertaken by the company, underscoring their commitment to the success of its investments.
BDG takes a disciplined approach to the renovation and/or expansion of properties. Before a project is begun, BDG performs a complete analysis to ensure a sufficient investment return will be generated through increased revenues, decreased expenses, or both. Success is dependent upon careful management of the process. A BDG principal assumes direct responsibility for each project. Marketing efforts are adjusted to emphasize the improved asset. Over the years, BDG has made the following improvements to its properties: redesigned building exteriors, enhanced interior common areas, revised landscape, hardscape and parking configurations, new signage programs, additional exterior windows and new lighting, electrical and mechanical systems.