Virginia Beach, Va. (Dec. 12, 2023) – Divaris Real Estate, Inc. announced today that it has been engaged by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as the exclusive listing brokerage for Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, a genuinely unique open air mixed-use lifestyle center in the heart of historic downtown Williamsburg, Va.

Principal leasing responsibilities are undertaken by Dave Redmond, Senior Vice President, and Elizabeth Napolitano, Assistant Vice President, with leadership and direction from Gerald S. Divaris, Chairman and CEO, from the firm’s Virginia Beach headquarters office.  

“Merchants Square is truly one-of-a-kind, and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to enhance it and to further Colonial Williamsburg’s critically important mission,” Gerald Divaris said. “We’ve been friends and admirers for many years, with a long record of success in the Williamsburg market. So we’re excited to apply the full range of our company’s talents to this unique national treasure.”

“If you look up ‘iconic’ in the dictionary, you might find a photo of Merchants Square. Few commercial environments can match that sense of place. It’s the center of Williamsburg, and much more,” Divaris said.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square is home to 239,606 square feet of retail space and 60,804 square feet of offices, including headquarters for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, its owner. Nestled between Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary, an elite national university, Merchants Square hosts the finest restaurants, luxury clothiers, purveyors of fine gifts, a winery tasting room, theater, historic boutique offices, and more. Notable Tenants include The Cheese Shop, Fat Canary, Blue Talon Bistro, J. McLaughlin, Fat Face, Lululemon, Aromas Coffeehouse, Brick & Vine, The Williamsburg Winery, DoG Street Pub, Precarious Beer Project, Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop, The Christmas Shop, Scotland House, The Williamsburg Shop, R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store, Kilwins, The Peanut Shop, and more. 


About Divaris Real Estate

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. with offices in Tysons, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Va.; Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Rockville, MD. Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international fully integrated real estate services, brokerage, and property management company that currently manages and/or leases over 39.3 million square feet of prime office, retail, and industrial space throughout the US. Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board and CEO, Michael B. Divaris is President, and Tony Divaris is Chief Operating Officer of the Divaris Group. 

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, management, sales and acquisitions.

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