Dr. Richard Oliphant
Dr. Richard Oliphant is the co-founder of Black Hawk I, LLC, a private company that focuses on investments tied to commercial real estate loans and properties. Mr. Oliphant has a long and distinguished history in the commercial real estate markets. Since 1962, he was the President of Oliphant Enterprises, founder of Palm Desert Realty, founder of Richard R. Oliphant and Associates, founder of the First Bank of California and was the Chairman of the Board until retiring from that position, general partner of Monterey Investment Co., and Managing Partner of LQ Hospitality. Mr. Oliphant has developed golf courses in Arizona, California, Puerto Rico, and the U.A.E. His most recent projects include the development of the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and the Classic Club. Mr. Oliphant is the former Mayor of Indian Wells, CA, and is a member of the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. Dick earned his BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Iowa. He enjoys giving back to his community, and serves on several high profile Boards. Nearly every city in the Coachella Valley has celebrated a Richard R. Oliphant Day. Dick has lived by his life-long motto: “Community service is the price you pay for the space you occupy.” In addition to enjoying golf, tennis, sailing, and flying, Dick is blessed with his beautiful wife Jan and their 5 children.