Virginia Beach, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and chief executive officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., announced the appointment of Sam McCoy as Vice President of its new regional office in Roanoke, Virginia. McCoy brings to Divaris more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of corporate real estate. He is tasked with strategic planning, acquisition, site development, sales and leasing of commercial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with an emphasis on the southwest Virginia markets.
Previously, McCoy held the position of director of real estate at Lowe’s Companies, Inc., in Wilksboro, North Carolina. He was responsible for the development of new Lowe’s Home Improvement store sites in the Mid-Atlantic region, primarily the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., market and the states of Maryland and Virginia. McCoy also handled property management functions including common area maintenance cost reviews, operating cost reductions and lease renegotiations.
Throughout his career, McCoy oversaw acquisition and new store development and surplus dispositions as an in-house real estate manager for Costco, Toys R Us, Hechingers and Safeway Food Stores.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia.
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 throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. 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. Divaris can be found on the web at http://www.divaris.com