As Senior Vice President at Divaris Real Estate, Erica specializes in the sale and leasing of real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Erica joined the DRE’s retail team in 2004 from Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta where she held positions in Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Advisory Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University.

On behalf of landlords and developers, Erica is responsible for pre-development and leasing of mixed-use town centers, power centers, and lifestyle centers, such as The Town Center of Virginia Beach, The Village at Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA, Marketplace at Tech Center in Newport News, VA and 5th Street Station in Charlottesville, VA.

Since joining The Town Center of Virginia Beach’s retail leasing team in the construction of its second phase, Erica has brought over 30 retailers to the project. The fifth phase of the project opened in the Summer 2018 and the project now spans over 17-city blocks.

As a part of the Marketplace at Tech Center team, she helped bring many first-to-the-market national retailers to Hampton Roads, such as BJ Brewhouse, Café Rio, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes, First Watch, and Zoe’s Kitchen. She also assisted in bringing Whole Foods, DSW, and PF Chang’s to the Peninsula. Her work on 5th Street Station, a 73-acre power center, helped to expand Charlottesville’s retail footprint and changed shopping patterns in the MSA upon its opening in 2016.

On the tenant side, Erica has represented local, regional and national retailers in various parts of the Commonwealth, including consulting on store expansion strategies and store repositioning for Foot Locker, The Original Mattress Factory, Harbor Freight Tools, T-Mobile, Mooyah Burgers Fries and Shakes, Saladworks, I Love Kickboxing, Red Wing Shoes, among others.

Erica is a licensed broker in Virginia and North Carolina and a licensed agent in Pennsylvania.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Hampton Roads Commercial Sales & Leasing Achievement Gold Award 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Hampton Roads Commercial Sales & Leasing Achievement Silver Award 2012
  • Hampton Roads Commercial Sales & Leasing Achievement Bronze Award 2018, 2017, 2011, 2010
  • HRACRE Deal of the Year Award (Retail Lease) 2011
  • Divaris Platinum Circle of Excellence 2015, 2014
  • Divaris Gold Circle of Excellence 2016, 2013, 2011
  • Divaris Silver Circle of Excellence 2018
  • Divaris Bronze Circle of Excellence 2017, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • Divaris Leadership Award 2010
  • Divaris Principal’s Award For Excellence 2005

Memberships and Associations

  • 2017 Inside Business “Women In Business Honoree”
  • Named Chain Store Age’s “Real Estate’s Top 10 Under 40 in 2016.”
  • Co-founder and past Vice President of CBDX, a branch of Virginia Beach’s Central Business District Association (CBDA)
  • TowneBank Leadership Advisory 2014 – 2016
  • International Council of Shopping Centers 2004 – present
  • Central Business District Association (CBDA) Board of Directors