Dietrich is a developer, investor, advisor and instructor in real estate. He is the managing principal of Paladin Partners LLC.
Until October 2019, Dietrich was President of The Platform, LLC, a development company he co-founded in February 2016 to focus on developing residential and mixed-use communities throughout the city of Detroit and its neighborhoods.
Dietrich has been a development and investment professional with domestic and international experience for the last 25 years. He started his career at Hines in the Chicago and Atlanta office as development manager working on large office developments and value-add acquisition opportunities. Thereafter, he spent 4 years in London, England, at JPMorgan Partners as a Principal in the acquisitions group of JPMorgan’s real estate private equity fund. Back in the US, Dietrich became Chief Investment Officer at Higgins Development Partners in Chicago, a national office and industrial development company, managing the development and investment activities of the company. In 2013, Dietrich was recruited to become Chief Investment Officer at REDICO in Southfield, MI, a developer and operator of office, retail and residential properties throughout SE Michigan.
Dietrich holds degrees in business and economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.