James Meyer & Stephen Dial - Two’s Company

James Meyer and Stephen Dial formed their real estate team in 2003 just as the downtown residential trend began. As condo projects started multiplying at a colossal rate, the long-time friends joined forces to tackle the ever-growing market, branding their own names in the process.

“Real Living actually came to us and said, we have a large condo project and we’d like you to work on it together,” remembers Meyer. “From there, it kind of grew into, ‘this works for us, and these two and different personalities can work together to form a relative partnership.’ Everything is Meyer & Dial and split right down the middle, 50/50.”

That 50/50 seems to go along way, considering in 2006 alone the team, which includes three buyer’s agents, an office manager and receptionist, closed over 113 transactions with 26 million dollars in sales and remains in the top 5% for production within Real Living.

As successful as the powerful duo has been, they are constantly watching the market and realize that their success not only lies in the hands of the buyer, but also in those who run the city and ultimately design downtown. “Doing light changes, making streets more pedestrian, extending streets all the way down to the river…the full Scioto Mile project will help with that,” says Dial. “The more density you get and the more people you get living downtown, the more important those things come into play.”

As the city evolves, the team of Meyer & Dial will hold fort in their Short North HER Real Living offices and continue to serve a multitude of clients including Brewer’s Gate, Rich Street Walk, The Lofts at 106, 225 N. Fourth, Victorian Gate and Fenway Pines, among others.

Visit www.Meyer-Dial.com for more information on the team’s current projects.