Episode 34

Competency, Capability, and Humility with Brendon Dedekind

Published on: 5th July, 2023

Today, Amy welcomes Brendon Dedekind to the Performance Mindset podcast. Brendon is a commercial real estate executive and currently Senior Vice President with Trammell Crow’s Central Florida business unit based in Orlando. He’s responsible for growing the office development pipeline, sourcing and executing a variety of industrial developments throughout the region, including speculative and build-to-suit. Prior to his role at Trammell Crow, Brendon was Vice President, Market Officer for Prologis in Orlando and managed over $2 billion worth of real estate. He was responsible for the acquisition, development, management, disposition, and overall brand and relationship management.

In addition to his business background, Brendon is also an electrical engineer and a retired swimmer, having completed two consecutive seasons of the Summer Olympics, taking home the International Championship gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 1999 Pan Pacific swimming championships.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. The traits Brendon believes contribute to his success in everything he does and where his work ethic and discipline developed.
  2. The three things he considers when he’s looking at a piece of land.
  3. What you should ask to find out how committed someone is to your mission and get a sense of their mindset.
  4. Who the best brokers are and some key challenges Brendon faced while maintaining, building, and optimizing multibillion-dollar real estate assets.
  5. How he applies the principles of dedication, perseverance, and resiliency to his professional career.
  6. The most memorable experiences from his swimming career and why it wasn’t about the performance.
  7. How competitive swimming relates to the competitive real estate market.
  8. Some key lessons Brendon wants to pass on to others and faith’s role in his mindset surrounding life and business.

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Performance Mindset
Realizing Excellence in Business and Commercial Real Estate
After more than a decade serving business owners and investors, Amy Calandrino and the team at Beyond Commercial has discovered that our most successful clients have a performance mindset driving them to gain a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. Through helping our clients to execute data-driven decisions, we've found that it's about so much more than property in being successful. Often self-limiting beliefs coupled with lack of information can hinder one's performance in business and investments. By having the right support invested in your success and rigorous follow through by the entrepreneur, creating exponential wealth is possible. The objective of the Performance Mindset series is to not only share insights from our most successful entrepreneur clients and other thought leaders, but also share business and commercial real estate trends. If you want to grow, you're tuning into the right show!

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Amy Calandrino

Amy Calandrino, CCIM is the Founding Principal of Beyond Commercial, a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified commercial real estate firm. Amy leads a team of commercial real estate experts who deliver tremendous value to business owners and investors across all asset classes.

Amy’s clientele includes local, regional, national, and international companies in a wide range of industries and numerous private investors and family offices. Her reputation as a fierce, results-driven dealmaker in sales, leasing, and investment transactions helps to achieve her client’s goals through winning bidding wars or otherwise accomplishing what others often cannot.

Currently, Amy is the Immediate Past President of Florida CCIM Chapter's Central District, Immediate Past President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Representative on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Associate Member of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and Board Member on Seacoast Bank’s Central Florida Community Board. Amy also supports many community organizations including Valencia College’s Foundation, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Easterseals Florida, and Inspire of Central Florida. Since Amy finds fulfillment helping others to achieve success, her philanthropic efforts are focused on organizations aligned with her personal mission.

Amy’s recent accolades include: 2021 “Winter Park Magazine” People to Watch; 2021 “Orlando Business Journal” Women Who Mean Business; 2021 #CREi Top LinkedIn Influencers in Commercial Real Estate; 2020 Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) Young Professional Network “20 Under 40” Rising Star; 2020 Globe St. Real Estate Forum “Fifty Under 40” Commercial Real Estate Professional; 2019 Connect CRE Next Generation Award; 2019 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Champion of the Year nominee; 2019 ORRA Good Neighbor Award Recipient; and 2018 & 2019 Central Florida Association of REALTORS® Circle of Achievement Award.

Amy lives in the Winter Park / Maitland area with her husband Phil who is a well-respected business attorney and CEO of Forward Law Firm, toddler son Giovanni “Gio”, baby daughter Giulietta “Giulie”, and Duke the whippet (@DukeWhippet). Amy enjoys cooking, knitting, traveling, reading, golfing, playing poker, and spending quality time with loved ones. For more information about Amy, visit www.amycalandrino.com