Commercial real estate roundup
- August 31, 2009
McLean — Marc Cormier, a real estate agent with Re/Max Allegiance, will head up the Virginia operation of Fort Lauderdale-based Foreclosure Response Team. The company also is expanding into Maryland and Washington, D.C., as more homeowners in these areas lose their homes to foreclosure. The firm, which started in Florida last year, specializes in expediting the sale of residential and commercial properties facing foreclosure, with a focus on short sale transactions.
Virginia Beach — BCF, a nationally known marketing and advertising agency, has leased 12,614 feet of space at Two Columbus Center, the newest office building in The Town Center of Virginia Beach. Other tenants in the six-story building include Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. with 19,000 square feet, and The Art Institute, which is leasing 35,000 square feet. The building is 73 percent leased. The BCF lease was handled by Divaris Real Estate Inc.
Richmond — Fallout from the closure of GVA Advantis’ six Virginia offices continues across the state with former employees showing up on the rosters of other real estate firms. Matthew Braun has joined the Industrial Brokerage Services Group of Thalhimer/Cushman & Wakefield in Richmond. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen Woolfolk and Christopher S. Bendit are now leasing and sales associates with the Newport News office of Divaris Real Estate Inc.