Chesapeake, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman of Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (DRE), announced the sale of 4.2 acres to Southern Hospitality Automotive Group for a new, state-of-the-art Collision Super Center on Smith Avenue in Chesapeake, Va. Construction of the facility began immediately following the closing.
Upon completion, the existing Greenbrier Collision Center on South Military Highway will relocate to the Smith Avenue property, one block from the Group’s automotive dealerships on Military Highway. The existing center is the largest in the city and offers a number of automotive services, including towing, auto body repair and painting. Additionally, an insurance adjuster will be located at the new Collision Super Center.
As the number one automotive retailer in South Hampton Roads, Southern Hospitality Automotive Group owns several Greenbrier dealerships: Volkswagon, Kia, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep, Pontiac and Greenbrier Wholesale. The Group also owns the Lynnhaven Lincoln Mercury Kia Suzuki dealership in Virginia Beach as well as the Dodge Jeep dealership in Vienna, Va.
John M. Knibb, Senior Vice President of Divaris Real Estate, represented the buyer and seller in the transaction. Knibb, a 22-year veteran of Divaris, has an ongoing relationship with Southern Hospitality Automotive Group.
Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia with offices in Chesapeake, Newport News, and Richmond, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Rockville, Maryland. 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 United States. 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.