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Krista Costa
Divaris Real Estate, Inc
Krista Costa

Divaris Real Estate, Inc

"Krista is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Office Leasing for Divaris Real Estate, Inc.’s corporate office in Virginia Beach. She began her commercial real estate career in 2001. She primarily focuses on office leasing, investment sales, and corporate real estate services.

As a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, Krista has in depth knowledge of the local commercial real estate market. Krista represents both tenants and property owners throughout the Southeastern Virginia market. She currently leases a portfolio of over 1,000,000 square feet of office space in Hampton Roads with owners ranging from REIT’s to individual local developers. This portfolio consists of large blocks of Class A office space centrally located in the Town Center of Virginia Beach and Class B and C office in suburban areas of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Suffolk. Krista also works with tenants to assist them in their search for new premises. She represents both buyers and sellers in the acquisition and/or disposition of office and freestanding retail buildings throughout the market.

Krista has won numerous performance awards. Most recently these include the Hampton Roads Commercial Alliance 2018 Silver Commercial Sales and Leasing Award; the 2007-2015 Power Broker Award from the Costar Group for being ranked among Hampton Roads top brokers in office leasing transaction volume; Divaris Real Estate Employee of the Year 2005; Divaris Real Estate Community Service Award in 2011 for her work with The Up Center’s Team Up Mentoring Program, Top Forty Under 40 honoree in 2014 and 2017 WT Cooke Elementary PTA Volunteer of the Year.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she double-majored in Finance and International Business, and a Master in Commercial Property (MICP) from The Lipsey School of Real Estate."

Ashley Bussey
S.L Nusbaum Realty Co.
Ashley Bussey

S.L Nusbaum Realty Co.

"Ashley joined S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. in June of 2015. Within the brokerage division, Ashley specializes in office and medical sales and leasing transactions. She represents both tenants and property owners to identify, negotiate, and execute commercial transactions throughout the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.

Prior to her transition to S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., Ashley was a Sales Manager with Office Space and Solutions (OSS), one of our partnered companies. While with OSS, Ashley was responsible for the leasing functions of Virtual Office Space, as well as Executive Suites.

Ashley is a graduate of the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences and holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology, as well as a Master of Public Health Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School."

Christen Faatz
The Franklin Johnston Group
Christen Faatz

The Franklin Johnston Group

"Ms. Faatz manages The Franklin Johnston Group’s internal finances, including budgeting and strategic planning, treasury/banking, cash management, 401k investments, audit/tax, as well as any additional financial concerns relative to the corporation and its assets. Previously, she served as Vice President of Operations during a tremendous growth phase, when the Group assumed management of an additional 11,000 apartment units, doubling the portfolio. She was responsible for onboarding those assets as well as overseeing budgeting, policy creation, standardization and implementation, and collaborating on development projects. Ms. Faatz joined The Franklin Johnston Group in March 2015 as Director of Corporate Strategy, after several years working with Virginia General Assembly members.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received her MBA from The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary. She currently serves on the Region 5 Board of GO Virginia, a bipartisan, business-led economic development initiative that is changing the way Virginia’s diverse regions collaborate on economic and workforce development."

Bob McNab
Old Dominion University
Bob McNab

Old Dominion University

Professor Robert M. McNab currently serves as the Director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. He is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Survey of Professional Forecasters. Dr. McNab has worked on issues related to the allocation of public resources in more than 30 countries as well as all levels of government in the United States. Professor McNab has appeared in the Associated Press, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian Pilot, and Daily Press as well as television and radio throughout Virginia. Dr. McNab joined the faculty of the Department of Economics in the Strome College of Business of Old Dominion University in July 2016 and previously was a member of the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from 2000 to 2016.

Geoff Poston
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
Geoff Poston

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

"Mr. Poston leads the Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Hampton Roads Industrial Group, working alongside ten industrial brokers in two offices. He specializes in the acquisition and disposition of industrial facilities throughout Southside Hampton Roads. Through procurement, as well as marketing services, he has successfully represented local, national, and international clients within the region. Clients range from local government agencies to nationally recognized REITs and global manufacturers, including Norfolk Southern Corporation, Equus Capital Partners, FedEx, Lidl, thyssenkrupp, Fastenal, Hampton Roads Transit, Norfolk Marine Company, and others.

To date, Mr. Poston has completed over 210 transactions totaling more than 4.1mm square feet valued at over $155mm. He is Vice President of the Virginia Chapter – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He also has specialized experience in the acquisition and disposition of investment grade properties and is an active Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designee.

A 2011 graduate of Old Dominion University and 2020 Hampton Roads Chamber LEAD Program Alumnus, he prides himself on collaborating with community stakeholders to promote economic development within the region."

Erica Rorrer
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.
Erica Rorrer

Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

"As Senior Vice President at Divaris Real Estate, Erica specializes in the sale and leasing of real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Erica joined the DRE’s retail team in 2004 from Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta where she held positions in Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Advisory Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University.

On behalf of landlords and developers, Erica is responsible for pre-development and leasing of mixed-use town centers, power centers, and lifestyle centers, such as The Town Center of Virginia Beach, The Village at Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA, Marketplace at Tech Center in Newport News, VA and 5th Street Station in Charlottesville, VA.

Since joining The Town Center of Virginia Beach’s retail leasing team in the construction of its second phase, Erica has brought over 40 retailers to the project. The fifth phase of the project opened in the Summer 2018 and the project now spans over 17-city blocks.

As a part of the Marketplace at Tech Center team, she helped bring many first-to-the-market national retailers to Hampton Roads, such as BJ Brewhouse, Café Rio, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes, First Watch, and Zoe’s Kitchen. She also assisted in bringing Whole Foods, DSW, and PF Chang’s to the Peninsula. Her work on 5th Street Station, a 73-acre power center, expanded Charlottesville’s retail footprint and changed shopping patterns in the MSA upon its opening in 2016.

On the tenant side, Erica has represented local, regional and national retailers in various parts of the Commonwealth, including Foot Locker, The Original Mattress Factory, Harbor Freight Tools, T-Mobile, Mooyah Burgers Fries and Shakes, Saladworks, I Love Kickboxing, Red Wing Shoes, Ross Dress For Less, among others.

Erica is a licensed broker in Virginia and North Carolina and a licensed agent in Pennsylvania."

Van Rose
Rose and Womble
Van Rose

Rose and Womble

Mr. Rose has served as President of Rose & Womble Realty’s New Homes Division for 30 years and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Under his leadership, the New Homes team has marketed over 450 individual communities in Virginia and North Carolina and sold more than 30,000 homes. Rose & Womble is one of the largest real estate agencies in Southeastern Virginia and consistently ranks first in sales with more than $1 billion in annual residential real estate volume. The New Homes Division has received many awards for excellence, including recognition from the National Association of Home Builders, Tidewater Builders Association, and Peninsula Home Builders Association. Mr. Rose has been named a “Legend of Real Estate Marketing” by the National Association of Home Builders. He is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a decorated Naval aviator.