Virginia Beach, Virginia: Michael B. Divaris, president of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), announced the completion of four leases for office space in the historic former army base, Fort Monroe. The 565-acre National Historic Landmark District is being leased by DRE and managed by Divaris affiliate Old Point Comfort Real Estate Services, LLC.
All of the leases were handled on behalf of the landlord, Fort Monroe Authority, by Sanford M. “Sandy” Cohen, chief operating officer in the Virginia Beach office of Divaris Real Estate. The Fort Monroe Authority serves as master developer, contracting with third-party service providers to assist in transforming a formerly active military base into a vibrant new community.
Marine Systems Corp has signed a lease for 6,130 square feet of office space in Building 262 located at 96 Stilwell Drive in Hampton, VA. Marine Systems Corp. is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business which specializes in engineering, design, planning and maintenance programs in support of U.S. Government activities and commercial clients with 38 years of Naval and maritime engineering experience and 30 years of non-marine industrial experience.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services signed a lease for 3,745 square feet of office space in Fort Monroe’s Building 77, located at 3 Ruckman Road in Hampton. Also in the same building, Q Design has leased 918 square feet of office space. Q•DESIGN, P.L.C. is a Hampton Roads architecture firm celebrating 20 years of architecture, interiors and planning commissions of all scopes, sizes, budgets and locations from Delaware to Florida.
The fourth lease was signed with Virginia Department of Fire for 2,516 square feet of office space in Fort Monroe Building 268, located at 102 Pratt Street.
Fort Monroe Authority Executive Director Glenn Oder said he is pleased with the increased interest he’s seen from agencies requesting to move to the property. The City of Hampton now leases a community center along Fenwick Road and The Hampton Police Division uses a building as a training center. “Everyone’s level of confidence about Fort Monroe is rising here,” Oder said.
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.