Chesapeake, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and CEO of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), announced that a lease was signed with rue21 for 7,550 square feet of retail space in Crossways Shopping Center located on Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake. The tenant will join existing retailers Ross Dress for Less, DSW, TJMaxx, Marshall’s, Value City Furniture and Office Depot in the Divaris-leased and –managed shopping center.
rue21 is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends, at a great value. The company is headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania and specializes in the sale of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and related footwear, accessories, jewelry and fragrances. At the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2010, rue21 operated 565 stores in 43 states. More about the company can be found on their web site at www.rue21.com.
The lease was negotiated on behalf of the landlord, JLP-Chesapeake, LLC, by Divaris’ Anne Millar Wright, assistant vice president of development. The tenant was represented by Mary McGovern, senior vice president of retail leasing and Sezin Cortinas, retail leasing and sales associate in the Virginia Beach office of DRE. rue21 is one of over 75 retailers nationwide that are represented by Divaris in their search for new sites.
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 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, 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.