Over a three-decade career, Merrill H. Diamond has received national recognition for creative branding and marketing in the residential marketplace, both locally and across the country. Mr. Diamond’s marketing awards include numerous Prism Awards, most recently for the marketing of The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill (Best Sales Center, Best Brochure); several Prism Awards for General Marketing Excellence from the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston; the Builder’s Spotlight Awards for Excellence in Marketing from Builder Magazine; and several Target Awards for Marketing Excellence by Professional Builder magazine. Mr. Diamond was also named a Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM), the most prestigious designation offered by the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM).
In addition, Mr. Diamond was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arthur Young / Venture Magazine; “Merchant Builder of the Year” by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and one of “America’s Most Valuable People” by USA Today, the nation’s national newspaper. His branding and marketing acumen has been profiled in Jeffrey L. Seglin’s book, America’s New Breed of Entrepreneurs, and his development/marketing firm has twice been named “One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine.
Mr. Diamond has spoken on all aspects of residential marketing in venues as diverse as Build Boston; the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board; Harvard University’s School of Business Administration; as well as having moderated several symposiums on multi-family marketing, including the prestigious GBREB Mortgage Finance Division Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Mr. Diamond’s was responsible for the marketing of a number of recent private-sector developments, inclusive of Stoneleigh, the historic preservation and revitalization of the Old Norfolk County Jail in Dedham, Massachusetts into residential condominiums; Kendall Crescent, the adaptive-reuse, historic preservation, and new construction of the historic Public Works Complex in Brookline, Massachusetts into residential condominiums and office space; and The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill, a 112 unit condominium complex and museum overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in conjunction with the family of the late Edward A. Fish. He is currently working on Charing Cross, a new construction, 56 unit development in Boston, Massachusetts with marketing slated to begin in the spring of 2012.
Merrill H. Diamond lives with his wife Karen in Boston’s South End. They have three children: Annie, Ace and Reid, and a bulldog named Roxanne.