Virginia Beach, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and chief executive officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., announced the appointment of Eric Bucklew as general broker for its Virginia Beach office. He is focusing on retail sales and leasing services to support the expansion of DRE’s portfolio of leased and managed properties in the Hampton Roads, Virginia region. Bucklew’s 23-years of commercial real estate experience has been focused exclusively in Hampton Roads.
In his most recent position, he held the title of principal broker and managing partner of the Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Taylor CRES, Inc. While there, Bucklew was involved in leasing and managing of shopping centers and office/warehouse buildings, buying, selling and developing of numerous properties. In 2007, he was awarded the Deal of the Year Award from Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) for the largest land sale of the year. Prior to that, he was a sales and leasing associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services where he specialized in retail sales, leasing and tenant representation in Virginia Beach.
Bucklew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of Monarch Bank’s Virginia Beach Board, Old Dominion University’s Alumni Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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 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 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