Virginia Beach, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, Chairman of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), announced that a lease was signed with Kramer Management Group, LLC, doing business as Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches for 1,485 square feet of first floor retail space in the Divaris-leased and –managed Two Columbus Center, the newest office building in The Town Center of Virginia Beach, at the corner of Main Street and Constitution Drive in Virginia Beach’s central business district at Pembroke.
The Town Center of Virginia Beach is located at the core of the City’s Central Business District. The project is being developed by the principals of Armada Hoffler Holding Company and Divaris Real Estate, Inc.. Spanning over 17 city blocks, The Town Center provides a mix of Class A office, multilevel upscale retail, deluxe residential, The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and an array of cafes, restaurants and deluxe business hotels. The Town Center of Virginia Beach is leased by Divaris Real Estate Inc. and is managed by Divaris Property Management Corp.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, Ill. The company has grown to more than 975 corporate and franchised locations. Jimmy John’s is known for its obsession with fresh, quality products and high-speed execution. Additional information can be found at the company’s web site at ww.jimmyjohns.com.
Other restaurants in The Town Center of Virginia Beach include: Ruth’s Chris Steak House; The Cheesecake Factory; P.F. Chang’s China Bistro; Bravo! Cucina Italiana; California Pizza Kitchen; Cold Stone Creamery; Red Star Tavern; Town Center City Club; Zushi Japanese Bistro; Daily Grind Unwind; The Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant; Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant; Guadalajara; Keagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant; The Lucky Star; McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant; Melt Gelato & Crepe Café; The Royal Chocolate; Saffron Indian Bistro and Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro. Other retail tenants include:; Ann Taylor Loft; Blanc; Brooks Brothers; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Honey Tree Children’s Boutique; Johnston & Murphy; Origins; S.T.A.C.; Sunglass Hut; Town Center Fitness, Eclectic Design, Irving’s Detailing Salon, Jones Art Gallery, Mens Warehouse, Stanley Adams Stationery, and Sumatra Salon & Day Spa. There are two hotels, The Westin Hotel and Residences at Town Center and Hilton Garden Inn.
Erica Meekins, Mary McGovern and Sezin Cortinas from the Virginia Beach office of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., negotiated the leases on behalf of the landlord, AH Columbus II, LLC.
Divaris Real Estate Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. with offices in Chesapeake, downtown and suburban Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; 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 24 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, as well as 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.