Charlotte, North Carolina: Diana Teitsma, Principal of the Charlotte office of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), announced the appointment of Robert Podewils as general broker.
During his 21-years in commercial real estate, Podewils held positions including most recently managing director and senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness where he was involved in all aspects of transactional brokerage including sales, leasing and property management for office and retail properties. He has also been vice president of Carlsen Douglas Development in Charlotte and partner in Sykes International in New York, NY.
Podewils is a candidate member Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a member of Urban Land Institute, Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He holds a certificate of commercial real estate from New York University in New York, NY, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY.
Divaris Real Estate Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. with offices in Chesapeake, downtown and suburban Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; 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 25 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 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.