Rockville, Maryland: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and chief executive officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc. announced the return of Susan McGee as senior vice president of shopping center leasing in DRE’s Rockville, Maryland office to support the expansion of its services and portfolio of leased and managed properties in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.
McGee is responsible for tenant and landlord representation for retail clients and properties throughout greater Washington, DC, northern Virginia and Maryland. Her projects include a portfolio of shopping center properties for Food Lion; Mt. Vernon Village; Franconia Center; The Shops at Lee’s Hill; Randoph Hills; Ashdale Plaza; Mid-Sussex Shopping Center; Laurel Glen Shopping Center, and Layhill Shopping Center.
At her previous tenure at DRE she provided complete leasing services for both tenants and landlords including market research, establishing viable rent structures, negotiating store leases and assisting with the permit, construction and development of merchandising and marketing plans. As the administrator of that office, she oversaw all of the leasing and property management functions.
McGee’s prior business activities include a position as senior leasing executive for First Washington Management, Inc., and as former leasing agent for A.J. Dwoskin and Associates, Inc., and Carl M. Freeman Associates, Inc.
Over the years, McGee also handled the fiscal supervision including maximizing the rental income of strip center retail properties, early replacement of unproductive tenants, preparation of annual budgets and monthly updates with reconciliation and future projections. In addition, she maintained tenant/landlord relationships throughout tenancy to renew existing leases, renegotiate various lease terms, handle tenant relocation and expansion, assignment/sale of business and lease termination. Landlords that she has represented include: The John Hancock Life Insurance Co.; Inland Real Estate Group; Kodiak Properties, LLC; Reliable Properties and AR Kronstadt Realty.
She majored in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. She also received her Masters of Education degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. McGee has been a member of International Council of Shopping Centers, (ICSC) since 1986 and a member of Women in Retail Real Estate (WIRRE).
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 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,(http://www.realtyresources.org/ ) 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,(http://www.corenetworkcre.org/ ) 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. DRE can be found on the Internet at http://www.divaris.com.