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CBRE taps new leader for Southern Virginia

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Tony Beck is joining CBRE. Source: CBRE

The game of musical chairs continues in the real estate scene as a national firm brings on a new leader for its Southern Virginia operations.

CBRE Group Inc. has hired Tony Beck to be the real estate company’s senior managing director and market leader for Southern Virginia. Beck is leaving behind his role as senior vice president at CenterPoint Properties in Norfolk.

Beck, an Old Dominion University alum, has 21 years of experience in Virginia’s real estate markets in Richmond and Hampton Roads. His resume includes stints with First Potomac Realty Trust and Highwood Properties.

Beck says he will look to recruit the best talent and grow business for CBRE. Beck will be based in Norfolk and begins his new role May 6. He will report to Kyle Schoppmann, executive managing director of CBRE’s Mid-Atlantic region. CBRE has Virginia offices in in Norfolk, Richmond and Tysons along with over 600 employees statewide. 

Beck takes over after CBRE tapped long-time executive James “Jim” A. Reid to temporarily oversee the company’s ramping up of operations in the wake of CBRE ending its agreement with its Virginia affiliate. Reid will transition out of his role as planned as Beck steps in. 

After parting ways with corporate, the former CBRE affiliate was picked up by Colliers International, which has cut ties with its affiliates in Richmond and Norfolk.

The Colliers affiliates rebranded as Harrison & Bates Inc., which is now winding down its operations.

This week, Commonwealth Commercial announced it was bringing on a number of former Harrison & Bates brokers.

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