Debbie Wake serves as Executive Vice President for Divaris Real Estate’s Richmond, Virginia office. She currently oversees and manages the Divaris account and brokerage team representing the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of General Services and has been an integral part of the team since 2013. With a leadership focus on providing responsive and creative solutions, her services include leasing, sales, special projects, analysis, and portfolio strategy for the Commonwealth’s portfolio of leased and owned real property.

Debbie’s extensive 40-year commercial real estate background has provided her with a breadth of knowledge of real estate, including negotiations, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financial analysis, development, workouts and marketing in both the public and private sector. The first half of her career was spent in the corporate real estate world with public companies such as Marriott International, Heilig Meyers, and Best Products, focused on negotiating transactions for their nationwide real estate expansion programs. Debbie joined Divaris Real Estate in 2000, specializing in retail tenant representation across Virginia. She successfully represented major national tenants, including Best Buy, Ross Stores, PetSmart, Total Wine, Kohl’s, and DSW, in fulfilling their expansion objectives across the Commonwealth. Debbie’s outstanding contributions at Divaris have consistently positioned her as a top producer for the company.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Virginia Tech. She actively participates in various memberships and associations, serving on the Blackwood Department of Real Estate Advisory Board at Virginia Tech and on the Real Estate Circle of Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University. Furthermore, Debbie is a member and Past President of Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE), a member and former Board member of CREW Richmond, and an active member of Richmond Real Estate Group. Debbie is a licensed broker in Virginia.