Virginia Beach, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and chief executive officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., (DRE) announced the appointment of DonnaMarie M. Morrison as Assistant Director of Property Services at its headquarters location in Virginia Beach. Morrison brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial and residential property management to Divaris. As Assistant Director, she will assist the National Director on all property management activities. Her individual portfolio consists of seven commercial properties totaling more than one million square feet.
Prior to joining Divaris, Donna was the Director of Property Management for First Potomac Realty Trust in Bethesda, Maryland, responsible for the entire Maryland portfolio of approximately 30 commercial office, office/flex and industrial properties consisting of over four million square feet. Donna oversaw a staff of 20 including five property managers, three administrative personnel and the entire engineering department. During her time with FPO, Donna’s property management team maintained tenant renewal rates of more than 80 percent as a result of their high level of customer service and satisfaction. She was also responsible for netting overall savings of more than 25 percent as a result of consolidating services for janitorial, landscaping, fire alarm testing, alarm monitoring, pest control, window washing and trash removal. In addition, Donna was responsible for the implementation of various taskforces involving income strategies, customer service excellence, and creating company best practices.
Donna attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and the Institute of Real Estate Management. She was a member of the United States National Badminton team and trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She was an active participant in the local IREM Chapter in Baltimore, MD.
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