Divaris Real Estate, Inc. to Expand into Raleigh, North Carolina

Jessica Johnson to Oversee Divaris’ Full-Service Offerings in this key U.S. Growth Market

Virginia Beach, VA (December 12, 2021) — Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce its newest office expansion into Raleigh, North Carolina. Jessica Johnson will oversee the new office as Principal Managing Broker while maintaining her continued market presence in Roanoke, Virginia as Senior Vice President. 

The 2021 Real Estate Exchange listed Raleigh, North Carolina  as one of the nation’s fastest-growing markets for commercial real estate investing and leasing. For Divaris Real Estate, Raleigh is a natural bridge between offices in Southeastern and Southwestern Virginia with its existing full-service office in Charlotte.

“Jessica Johnson has the capabilities, contacts, and business relationships of a highly successful leader in the business, and a tremendous track record,’ said Chairman and CEO of Divaris Real Estate, Gerald Divaris. “Her leadership will augment our reputation for professional and highly skilled commercial real estate services,” he added. 

Johnson joined Divaris with over fifteen years of experience in the real estate industry specializing in both tenant and landlord representation, and for the last six years was also head of her former firm’s retail team for the Southwest Virginia region. 

Johnson is a member of the CCIM Mid-Atlantic chapter and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and serves as Vice President on the CCIM Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors, and on the CCIM National Marketing Committee. Additionally Johnson serves on the Downtown Roanoke INC (DRI) Board of Directors and Economic Development Committee.

“My goal is to play a vital and instrumental role with the commercial real estate presence of Divaris in this new market and to lead the Raleigh office in year-over-year growth. I am looking forward to networking with new businesses and people in the area and am also excited to find new ways to increase my involvement in the community,” stated Jessica Johnson. 

Divaris Real Estate is the Realty Resources member for the Carolinas. The opening of the Raleigh office, coupled with its offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina completes its coverage for the national network.

About Divaris Real Estate

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (http://www.divaris.com) is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, VA; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Beverly Hills, CA; and Washington, DC.  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, sells and/or leases approximately 31 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space from New Jersey to Florida. Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board, and Michael B. Divaris is President and Chief Operating Officer of Divaris Real Estate, Inc. 

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, tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development, management, sales and acquisitions.