Atlantis Apartments will undergo $15M overhaul
The Virginia Beach apartment complex where music superstar Pharrell Williams lived until he was 7 has been sold for $24.5 million to Fairstead, a New York-based real estate company focused on sustainable development and affordable housing. The company announced Thursday that it plans a $15 million overhaul of the Atlantis Apartments in Virginia Beach’s Seatack
Continued claims remain in decline
Virginia’s initial unemployment claims increased slightly last week while continued claims decreased again, as they have for several weeks, the Virginia Employment Commission reported Thursday. For the filing week ending July 17, the state recorded 6,304 new jobless claims, up 352 from the previous week, while continued claims totaled 35,202, down 1,135 from the previous
Two promoted, one hired as VPs
The Breeden Co., the Virginia Beach-based real estate firm, announced last week it has promoted two people to become vice presidents, as well as hiring a third person as a vice president. Brenda Karp, currently vice president of Breeden Realty, has been promoted to vice president of business development for the entire company, effective Oct.
Comfort Inn is located at Patrick Henry Mall
The Comfort Inn hotel at Newport News’ Patrick Henry Mall has been sold for $5.3 million, Grand Bay Advisors announced earlier in July. The 123-room property will still be operated as a Comfort Inn. Virginia Beach-based Omaarav Hospitality purchased the property from Landmark Hotel Group, which is also based in Virginia Beach. Grand Bay Advisors,
Amy F. Carrier comes from Bon Secours Hampton Roads health system
Lynchburg-based health system Centra announced Friday that Amy F. Carrier will be its next president and CEO, effective Sept. 7. The Hampton Roads market president for the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, Carrier will replace interim CEO Richard Tugman, who will resume his post as president of the Piedmont Community Health Plan. “We conducted a
State had the fourth-lowest jobless rate in U.S.
Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped again in June, landing at 4.3%, 0.2 points below May’s jobless rate, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday. In June 2020, the unemployment rate was at 8.8%, 4.5% higher than June 2021. Virginia also continued to trend lower than the nation, which was at 5.9% unemployment last month, and the state had
New filings dipped below 6,000
The state’s initial unemployment claims continued to decrease last week, dipping below 6,000 in the filing week ending July 10, the Virginia Employment Commission reported Thursday. Continued claims also decreased last week. For last week, initial claims totaled 5,952, a decrease of 873 claims from the previous week, while continued claims went down by 1,453
State is the first to be awarded No. 1 ranking five times
Virginia retained its place as CNBC’s Top State for Business this year, beating out North Carolina and Texas and becoming the first state to achieve the honor twice in a row and five times in all, the cable business news channel announced Tuesday morning. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appeared live Tuesday morning on CNBC’s “Squawk
Barracks West sold off-market to Reston company
Barracks West, a 324-unit townhouse and apartment complex in Charlottesville, has been sold for $44.9 million, Edge Multifamily Capital Markets Group announced this week. Located at 255 Saponi Lane, the community was sold off-market to Reston-based Willow Creek Partners by The Goldstar Group. Bethesda, Maryland-based Goldstar purchased the property in 2012 and improved the residences.
$1.9M deal closed in late June
A Truist Bank office in Roanoke was sold for $1.9 million in late June, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced. VWG/RNK Properties LLC purchased the 6,715-square-foot office building at 3119 Chaparral Drive from Truist. The property will be the future location of Valley Wealth Group, a Roanoke-based financial management firm. Barry Ward and Price Gutshall