Michael B. Divaris, SIOR




Michael Divaris is the President of the Divaris Group of companies which includes Divaris Real Estate, Inc. and Divaris Property Management Corp. The Company currently employs over 170 personnel and has offices in eight cities on the East Coast of the United States. The Company is a full service brokerage firm with a portfolio of nearly 31 million square feet in management and leasing assignments. He heads up the Office Leasing and Investment Sales Divisions and is responsible for Corporate Real Estate Services to the firm’s national clients.

Michael Divaris serves as Vice Chairman of The CORE Network, a national group of over 40 commercial real estate companies with affiliates throughout the U.S. and Canada. This organization represents corporate and institutional clients, as well as tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, management, development, strategic planning, tenant representation, acquisition, disposition and finance. Additionally, he serves on the Old Dominion Real Estate Board, the CBD Association Board, WHRO Board, and is a past President of the Virginia Stage Company.

After graduating from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration and Business Finance in 1972, Michael Divaris joined the Anglo American Corporation where he was the Personal Assistant to the Chairman of the Anglo American Property Company. He was responsible for the asset management of the group’s portfolio in the Cape Province. Michael and Gerald Divaris co-founded Divaris Real Estate in Cape Town, South Africa in 1974 and together grew the business into one of the largest South African commercial real estate firms with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. In 1982, Divaris Real Estate opened its first U.S. office in Virginia Beach, Virginia where Michael Divaris permanently relocated in 1987.

Past and current Corporate Service Accounts:

  • Alltel Communications -1 of 3 national service providers– 10 years
  • Hayes, Seay, Matern & Mattern (Engineers–now AECOM) Exclusive Tenant Representation – 7 years
  • Watershed Concepts – (Engineers) National Account – 5 years
  • Dermalogica – US and Canadian Corporate Services – 12 years
  • International Dermal Institute – in US and Canada – 10 years
  • Chartway Federal Credit Union – 5 years
  • Employment Guide/Trader Publishing -National Preferred Service Provider –10 years

Sales – Office & Retail:

  • Hilltop Plaza, shopping center, Virginia Beach
  • 1435 Crossways Boulevard, Class A office building, Chesapeake
  • Peninsula Center Office Complex, Newport News
  • Town Point Center, Class A, high-rise office building, downtown Norfolk
  • Pinewood Plaza, Class A office building, Hampton
  • Lynnwood Plaza, Class A office building, Virginia Beach
  • Oceana Place, Class A office building, Virginia Beach
  • DRE’s Corporate Services Group Keys In On Client Relationships
  • Hampton Roads Offers New Office Opportunities
  • DRE Completes Significant Investment Sales Transactions in Virginia
  • DRE Secures Dermalogica’s Worldwide Headquarters in Los Angeles
  • Several Big Players Move into Hampton Roads Offices
  • DRE Handles Sale of Hampton’s Pinewood Plaza
  • DRE to Tenant Rep Top-Ranked Design Firm
  • Hampton Roads Office Market Remains Resilient
  • Oceana Place Celebrates Ten Years of Success
  • Dermalogica Opens Offices in Atlanta
  • ALLTEL Communications
  • Cox Communications
  • RYSHER Entertainment
  • 61,897 s.f. in Santa Monica, CA Leased
  • The Dermal Group
  • Cox Communications Expands

MichealDivaris_BWwebVirginia Beach Office
Phone: 757.497.2113
Email: mdivaris@divaris.com


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