Virginia Beach, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and chief executive officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., (DRE) announced the appointment of Ashley Grove as Creative Director at its headquarters location in Virginia Beach. Grove will work with the Marketing Director and report to the Vice President of Marketing, establishing a new creative team to enhance the overall branding of the Company. Her primary responsibilities include designing visually appealing and effective marketing materials, along with expanding the Company’s social media presence and increasing brand awareness in the markets where DRE leases and manages commercial properties.
Grove previously worked as a freelance graphic designer and consultant with Amerigroup Corporation, O’Brien Advertising Agency and several local business start-ups.
Grove holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University where she studied Journalism Graphics and Women’s Studies. In 2011, she spent four months in Thailand working with a women’s fair-trade organization. There she created a comprehensive marketing strategy, trained the staff on design software and prototyped new products with local tribeswomen. In the local community, she serves on the Events Committee of Norfolk’s Downtown 100, she is a volunteer graphic designer for the College of William and Mary’s South Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter, and she is a member of the 7 Cities Crafters group of Norfolk, VA.
Divaris Real Estate Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Chesapeake, downtown and suburban Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond, VA; Charlotte, NC and Rockville, MD. Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international real estate brokerage and property management company that currently manages and/or leases in excess of 30 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space from New Jersey to Florida.
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 across the country. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, 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.