Divaris arranges three lease signings in Richmond area
Virginia Beach, Va. — Divaris Real Estate has announced the signing of two new leases for a combined 7,700 sq. ft. and one lease renewal for 3,612 sq. ft. in the greater Richmond area.
Sherwin Williams signed a new lease for 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space in the Town Hall Shopping Center in Colonial Heights, Va. DRE’s Richmond office represented the tenant in the transaction.
The Parlor has taken 1,700 sq. ft. of retail space at 115 Broad Street in Richmond. DRE’s Richmond office represented the tenant in the negotiations. The Parlor is a hair salon and spa opening on the first floor of the newly renovated Class A apartment building in Richmond’s Arts District.
Premier Audio renewed its lease for 3,612 sq. ft. of retail space in the 360 West Shopping Center in Richmond. Divaris leases and manages 360 West, and the company’s Richmond office handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord.
Caruso appoints chief marketing and communications officer
Los Angeles — Caruso Affiliated has appointed Judy Johnson to the newly created post of chief marketing and communications officer. In her new role, Johnson will support the company’s expanding portfolio of projects throughout California and oversee marketing, public relations, strategic alliances and entertainment initiatives.
A 30-year veteran of the communications and marketing industry, Johnson comes to Caruso Affiliated after 17 years with GolinHarris, a full-service communications firm. Most recently, she served as president of operations west of the company’s Chicago headquarters. Her responsibilities included managing staff, senior client accounts, business development and operations for offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. She also served on the GolinHarris global management team.
Prominent clients included Amazon, Cold Stone Creamery, Cunard Line, Disney, Disneyland and Downtown Disney, Farmer John, Forest City Development, Las Vegas Sands Corp., McDonald’s, The Ritz-Carlton, Toyota and others.
The appointment comes at a significant time in the evolution of Caruso Affiliated. With the goal of doubling the size of the company in five years, Caruso is currently re-imagining street-front retail in Brentwood, Calif. and Pacific Palisades, Calif. In addition, the company is spearheading one of the largest retail developments in Carlsbad, Calif. Several other retail projects are in the words as well.
On the hospitality side, Caruso Affiliated is planning The Miramar Beach Resort and Bungalows, a luxury resort property in Montecito, Calif. The company is also developing plans for high-rise mixed-use projects in Los Angeles.
RMC named to lease Shoppes at Glen Lakes in Weeki Wachee, Fla.
Tampa, Fla. — Global Realty and Management has appointed RMC Property Group the exclusive leasing agent for its Shoppes at Glen Lakes, a 66,600-sq.-ft. retail shopping center located on U.S. 19 in Weeki Wachee, Fla.
Anchored by Publix, the center is adjacent to Glen Lakes, a residential development with 1,100 homes being built out now. The Shoppes are the only grocery-anchored shopping center within a three-mile radius, making it the primary retail center for the surrounding residential community, which is expected to grow by another 500 homes.