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Stars in Real Estate: Dietrick Group’s 9th Annual Real Estate Presentation

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Contact: Shelley Lee

Marketing Coordinator

Dietrick Group, LLC

5100 Tilghman Street, Suite 320

Allentown, PA 18104


Dietrick Group Forecasts and Analyzes at 9th Annual Real Estate Event

What: Dietrick Group’s 9th Annual Commercial Real Estate Presentation.

A discussion of the state of Lehigh Valley real estate.

Where: Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown


When: Thursday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Who: Dietrick Group – A full-service commercial real estate firm, specializing in sales, leasing, appraisal and property management


Media Wishing to Attend: Email Shelley Lee at or call 610-391-8888


Tickets: This event is not open to the public but by invitation only.


Every year a who’s who of real estate industry insiders, such as lenders, builders, developers, attorneys, investors, architects and engineers, flock to Dietrick Group’s annual presentation to learn about the prior year’s market activity, a forecast for the upcoming year as well as statistics on sales, leases, and video footage of the Lehigh Valley’s most interesting development projects.


Dietrick Group is expanding on their past efforts to provide forecasting and forward-looking commentary on the national and local market.  General trends across all property types continued to be positive in 2013 and more the same is anticipated for 2014.  Overall Dietrick observes that vacancy rates across most property types seem to be dropping and forecasted increases in absorption rates have shortened estimations of the length of time necessary to bring the Valley into a balanced supply and demand market.  The office market continues to recover, albeit slowly, while the apartment sector leads the commercial real estate recovery.  The industrial sector continues to build momentum and national developers re-enter the market.  Retail transactions weren’t as impressive as some other property sectors in 2013 but vacancy rates continued to decline throughout the year.  Retailers remain cautious to add storefronts and expand offerings.


Last year’s event, held at Revolutions in Saucon Valley, included an audience of ±300. This year, Dietrick Group will be seeing stars as they roll out the red carpet in classic Hollywood decadence at Lehigh Country Club in Allentown. The presentation will include a buffet luncheon and an opportunity to network.  This year’s event will also feature a walking video tour of Allentown’s “City Center” Development.  Dietrick and her team will highlight the Lehigh Valley’s real estate market at the 9th Annual Lehigh Valley Commercial Real Estate Presentation on May 1, 2014.


Dietrick Group thanks event sponsor, PennCap Properties.

To request more information on this or any other Dietrick news and events or to schedule an interview with partners Kelly L. Berfield, Ryan C. Dietrick or another member of the Dietrick team, contact Shelley Lee by calling 610-391-8888 or by email at

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About Dietrick Group, LLC: Dietrick Group is a full-service real estate services firm with a focus on commercial sales and leasing, appraisal and property management. Dietrick Group’s business model is straightforward and has not changed since the day it opened its doors: stay focused on core strengths and the markets we know best.  Established in 2006 on the foundation of our unwavering commitment to establish and maintain long-term relationships, it is the trust and loyalty of our clients that has been the hallmark of our past success and, more importantly, the reason for our optimism and confidence in the future.

Linda L. Dietrick (Managing Partner/Director of Appraisal): As Managing Partner, Ms. Dietrick’s oversees all company-wide activities, initiatives and valuation division of the company.  Additionally, her expertise places an emphasis on the analysis and sale of income-producing and investment-grade properties with a concentration and specialization in the valuation, development and subdivision of land.  Ms. Dietrick attended Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and continued her education at New York University’s Real Estate Institute in New York, New York and Schlicher-Kratz Institute of Real Estate in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.  Ms. Dietrick is recognized as an expert in the field of commercial and investment real estate as a designated CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).  She is the former President of CREW Lehigh Valley, a commercial real estate women’s network, and is an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute (AI), Society of Industrial & Office Realtors® (SIOR) and the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM).  Linda has been published in the Estates and Trusts magazine, was the 2010 recipient of the 7th Annual Crossing Borders Award and the 2008 recipient of the Lehigh Valley SUITS Commercial Real Estate Award.

Kelly L. Berfield (Partner/Broker of Record): Ms. Berfield supervises Dietrick Group’s sales and leasing department to ensure proper operation of all of its brokerage efforts. Ms. Berfield received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Kelly has been a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson for more than 15 years and received her Broker’s license in 2007.  She has been practicing real estate law in New Jersey since 2001.  She was appointed to the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley in 2012.  Kelly also teaches real estate courses at Lehigh University.

Ryan C. Dietrick (Partner/Director of Sales and Property Management): Mr. Dietrick oversees sales and outside marketing efforts for all development projects, cultivates and maintains client relationships and negotiates acquisitions and land development opportunities for client portfolios as well as Dietrick Group’s portfolio. He attended Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Monmouth University in Monmouth, New Jersey.  Prior to forming Dietrick Group, LLC in 2006, he was Partner of Dietrick Group Consulting and a sales representative at Verizon Wireless.  A licensed Pennsylvania Realtor, Mr. Dietrick also has his ACOM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).  He is an active participant in Moravian Academy’s Summer Bridge program as a member of the Board and Marketing Committee.