Danville, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman/CEO of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), announced the signing of a lease with Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. for 45,000 square feet of retail space in Coleman Marketplace Shopping Center, a 67-acre retail center located at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Central Boulevard in Danville, Va.
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods is an authentic, full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. As of May 5, 2007, the company operated 309 stores in 34 states primarily throughout the Eastern half of the U.S.
Gerald Divaris, of DRE’s Virginia Beach office, and John Wingfield and Debbie Wake, of the Richmond office, represented the tenant in the lease negotiations with the landlord, North American Properties. Divaris Real Estate, in cooperation with Echo Real Estate of Pittsburgh, Pa., is assisting Dick’s Sporting Goods with its expansion plans throughout Virginia.
Divaris Real Estate Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. with offices in Chesapeake, Newport News, and Richmond, Va.; Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Rockville, Md. It is an international real estate brokerage and property management company that currently manages and/or leases in excess of 24 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.
Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, a national group of independent retail property brokers and managers covering 91 major markets throughout the U.S. DRE is also the Virginia affiliate for The CORE Network, a national group of office and industrial brokers with affiliates throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, as well as tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development and managing properties, acquisitions and land sales. Gerald S. Divaris is chairman of the Board, and Michael B. Divaris is president of Divaris Real Estate Inc.