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
Built in 1965, hotel will receive renovations, name change
The Duke of York Hotel in Yorktown sold for $3 million, M.A. Bowry & Co. announced July 2. Built in 1965, the 57-room, 26,084-square-foot, limited-service hotel is located on the York River. It will remain open as the company renovates it. Crockett Enterprises LLC sold the hotel to a limited liability company connected to M.A.
Design Masters building will house The Drying Co.
The Design Masters building in James City County sold for $2.67 million, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced Wednesday. Tetreault Holdings Inc. bought the 40,000 square-foot-building from Friendship Partner as an investment for their contracting business, The Drying Co./ThermalTec, according to the news release. The industrial building is located in Toano at 3005 John Deere
Christopher Hobbs comes from U.Va. Community Credit Union
Hampton-based Old Point National Bank has appointed Christopher Hobbs as its vice president of operations, the bank announced Wednesday. “We are so pleased to have Chris Hobbs join the Old Point family,” said Susan R. Ralston, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Old Point, in a statement. “His expertise will be instrumental as
June revenues decreased 22% compared with June 2019
Virginia hotel revenues for June 2021 were down 22% compared with pre-pandemic levels in June 2019, according to newly released data from STR Inc., a CoStar Group division that provides market data on the U.S. hospitality industry. During the same period, rooms sold decreased by 14%. The average daily rate (ADR) paid for hotel rooms
Venture Resorts manages 400 vacation rental properties in Smoky Mountains
Suffolk-based TowneBank acquired Tennessee-based vacation property rental company Venture Resorts Inc. on July 1, the bank announced Monday. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “This is an exciting development for Towne Vacations,” Brian Skinner, president and CEO of Towne Financial Services Group, the division that oversees the bank’s vacation property management activities, said
Boards will regulate cannabis market and manage equity fund
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has appointed members to three newly created oversight boards for the legalization of recreational marijuana, his office announced today. On July 1, Virginia’s adult-use cannabis legislation changes began going into effect. This year, the General Assembly legalized possession of up to one ounce in public and home cultivation of up to
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,
Dr. Keith H. Newby worked with Sentara on vaccine campaigns
Sentara Healthcare has hired Dr. Keith H. Newby as an independent contractor to serve as the system’s medical director of health equity. He will work on expanding plans and initiatives that improve access to health care in underserved neighborhoods, as well as on plans that promote higher COVID-19 vaccination rates among populations with lower inoculation