Management & Staff
- David M. Schmidt
President and Director
David M. Schmidt began his career in real estate in the 1970’s following graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration. His initial involvements were with a brokerage and appraisal business, including owning and managing an appraisal company and a real estate brokerage franchise office for Century 21.
In 1985 he co-founded Concorde Management & Development, Inc. in order to manage and develop the real estate investments owned by himself and his partners. Since that time, the Lincoln-based company has expanded its reach to include fee management for other owners and investors. Through David’s leadership, Concorde has become a company known for its integrity and dedication to excellence.
David believes it is important to be involved in community activities as well as in industry organizations in order to better serve clients and tenants. He is active with the Great Plains Trail Network in local fundraising efforts for city trails and has served on many Boards of Directors for various entities over the years.
David is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Omaha Board of Realtors, the Lincoln Realtors Assn, and the Institute of Real Estate Management-Chapter 12 (IREM). He obtained the designation of Certified Property Manager through his affiliation with IREM.
Throughout his career, David has proven to be a key player in all phases of real estate to include: sales, valuation, development, investing, property management, and construction management.
- Dana Schmidt
Dana Schmidt is vice president and a director of Tallgrass Development and Concorde. Dana is responsible for development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction and asset management for the company’s current and future projects.
Prior to joining Tallgrass/Concorde, Dana was with First Industrial Realty Trust overseeing development and redevelopment in the mountain states of the U.S. and Canada including Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno, Calgary and Edmonton.
While at First Industrial, Dana completed over 3 million square feet of development, redevelopment and acquisitions across western North America. Previously he was with Midwest First Financial in Omaha.
A native of Nebraska, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Business Administration (Finance) and a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in Real Estate and Construction Management. He is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Nebraska.
- Rick Menke
Maintenance and Construction Management
Rick Menke joined the Concorde team in 1991 with an extensive knowledge of construction and maintenance. He began in the construction industry in 1967 and has continued to hone his skills and knowledge since then.
He and his team of technicians excel in the area of property maintenance management. They provide quality, continuous preventative maintenance programs as well as quick response 24-hour emergency services, ensuring that your investment is protected.
Rick’s team consists of experienced maintenance technicians and certified air conditioning personnel. Their expertise spans many disciplines, including painting, flooring, carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing, drain cleaning, HVAC, and troubleshooting problems.
Rick works always with the property budget in mind. Through his years of experience, he knows how his team can perform within budget guidelines while still maintaining the highest level of service for both tenants and owners.
Concorde Management is a licensed general contractor for the city of Lincoln. With Rick’s background and experience in construction, Concorde has contracted to build many structures in the Lincoln area and has been involved in numerous large remodeling projects in apartment buildings and office space..
You can be assured that any construction undertaken by Concorde will be performed according to the myriad of city codes and that it will be completed within budget when promised
- Aaron Fenton
Sales and Leasing Associate
Aaron Fenton, sales and leasing associate at our real estate brokerage arm, Concorde Real Estate Advisors.
Aaron, a lifelong Lincoln resident, brings a wealth of community knowledge and business experience to our company. As a former Dietze Music store manager and president of Echo Productions, Inc., Aaron understands the needs of businesses and individuals in the Lincoln area.
His demonstrated experience in sales and marketing, financial and organizational management and strong customer relationships help him provide well-crafted solutions to meet the complex needs of our clients.
- Dick Young
Sales and Leasing Associate
Richard K. “Dick” Young joined the Concorde brokerage team in 2004, following a successful career with premier Lincoln/Omaha advertising agency, a career that saw him rise through the ranks from UNL student intern to CEO. Dick excels at matching buy/lease opportunities with his clients’ needs and enjoys personal and professional accolades, and is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Nebraska.
- Tara Galaviz
Sales and Leasing Associate
In 2007, Tara Galaviz transitioned into sales and leasing after ten years in the commercial real estate industry. The experience and knowledge gained serving a real estate brokerage team and their respective clients in an administrative capacity has helped Tara provide each client with a competitive advantage whether it is listing a property for lease or sale, or providing services to tenants and buyers who are in the market.
Tara constantly utilizes her skills in the areas of marketing and advertising, flyers, plats, subdivisions and special permits to advise in the world of retail and office sales/leasing. Her attention to detail, experience and enthusiasm for the commercial real estate field is instrumental in serving each client.
- Amy Thompson
- Patrick Oakes