Jim Diamond: Preserving The Environment, One Light At A Time
CEO, Diamond Properties
Doing well by doing good—that’s Jim Diamond’s business philosophy. As CEO of Diamond Properties, the real estate development company best known for turning an abandoned Mount Kisco warehouse into the family entertainment complex Grand Prix New York, Diamond explains, “Green business practices align perfectly with that objective.”
That’s why, in 2011, Diamond dove in to the realm of environmentally conscious lighting. “We believe in LED lighting so much that four years ago, we started an LED lighting design and manufacturing company,” he says. Further establishing himself as one of Westchester’s greenest business leaders, Diamond Properties recently embarked on a large-scale solar power expansion project, installing nearly seven megawatts of solar capacity. “To put this into perspective, it translates into more than 25 acres of rooftops covered in solar panels,” he explains.