About Us

BND Commercial Real Estate was established in 2004 by three of the region’s most aggressive commercial real estate professionals: O. Karl Behrens, CCIM, SIOR, David W. Nugent, CCIM, SIOR and David W. Dumas. With more than 45 years combined experience and the integration of cutting edge marketing practices, this team has proven to be a powerful combination and one of the most successful and innovative real estate partnerships in northeast Indiana. In August, 2010 BND continued their impressive expansion through the acquisition of the Goldstine Knapke brokerage company. GK brings with them an impressive real estate lineage through two of Fort Wayne’s oldest commercial real estate firms. Goldstine Knapke was formed in 1992 when Goldstine, Inc. and N.B. Knapke Co., Inc. partnered to create the firm. Goldstine, Inc., headed by co-owners Stephen J. Wesner and David J. Norton (both of whom will continue to serve their clients through BND Commercial), was founded by Hiram Goldstine in 1909. The company has represented local and national clients for over 100 years, earning a well-deserved reputation for excellence in brokerage services. N.B. Knapke Company, Inc., founded in 1948 by Norbert B. Knapke, is a leader in industrial and commercial development and will continue under the ownership of Philip J. Knapke.


The blending of these two established real estate firms creates the largest, most experienced commercial real estate company in northeastern Indiana with more licensed commercial brokers and more completed transactions than any other firm in the region. Offering clients the highest level of experience, BND provides services in commercial, office, industrial, medical, retail, multi-family and business brokerage. The company also continues to provide tenant and landlord representation, property and facility management, consulting and market research, asset and appraisal services as well as commercial and residential development.