Before getting into real estate in 1997, David Lide spent several years in the restaurant business, where he discovered his passion for working with people. That passion put him on the path to becoming one of the most respected names in commercial real estate in the Oklahoma City metro.
In 2004, David joined his father and became a partner in Matrix Commercial Real Estate, which he co-owned and operated until 2015, when he officially joined the Equity Realty team. Throughout his career, his focus has remained on customer service, cultivating relationships, and navigating a tumultuous business with ethics and kindness at the forefront.
“I’d rather someone say I did things the right way,” David said. “Sure, I could cut corners. And maybe I’d get some really big sales that way. But I’m just not that kind of guy. I want to be able to look myself in the mirror and be a good role model for both my kids and my community.”
Throughout his career, David has lived by a specific business ethic: Money is only a byproduct of doing the right thing along the way. He has dedicated himself to bolstering the livelihood of others through commercial realty and is a prime example of what it means to be successful while maintaining character and integrity.
When he isn’t working, David spends his free time hanging out with his wife and kids, golfing, and playing the guitar.