6A — August 14 - 27, 2015 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


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EWES, DE —Real es- tate firms Keller Wil- liams and Legum & Ann Bailey of NAI Emory Hill represents landlords NAI Emory Hill executes leases to two real estate firms L

Marathon Consulting to expand significantly in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Hampton Roads-based pro- vider of information technol- ogy and digital marketing solutions will almost double in size and add 34 full-time positions to its Virginia Beach headquarters. The company, founded in 2006, is currently located at 505 S. Independence Blvd. Marathon has entered into a lease for 9,000 s/f of office space in 5 Columbus Center, 4525 Columbus St. in the Virginia Beach Town Center. The company will add 34 full-time employees to the existing 59 in the areas of web and application developers, business analysts and project managers. Marathon will also invest more than $200,000 in business property with this expansion. “Marathon Consulting, LLC has consistently hit it out of the park,” said Warren Harris , director of Virginia Beach Economic Develop- ment . “They had an opportu- nity to look at expansion op- tions outside Virginia Beach, and we are so proud of the decision to keep the corporate headquarters here and to join us in Town Center. They bring a tremendous wealth of technology talent to Virginia

Beach, and these new jobs will attract even more. Our depart- ment has worked hard to bring more than 600 new high-tech jobs to Virginia Beach over the past year.” Harris Pezzella, president of Marathon Consulting, said “Marathon has always taken great pride in being a repre- sentative of the ongoing eco- nomic expansion taking place in the region, and particularly, its affiliation with the Central Business District and Town Center. We are very appre- ciative of this generous grant from the Virginia Beach Eco- nomic Development Authority, as it goes a long way towards assisting Marathon’s goal of becoming the premier provider of information technology services throughout Hampton Roads and beyond.” The Virginia Beach Eco- nomic Development Authority has approved an Economic Development Investment Pro- gram grant in the amount of $85,000 based on the number of jobs to be created with this expansion. The company was assisted in their real estate search by Sezin Cortinas and Krista Costa of Divaris Real Es- tate, Inc. The Divaris Group is headquartered in Virginia Beach. n

Norman have bo t h s i gned five-year leases for office space in two l oca- tions in Lewes through com- mercial real es- tate brokerage firm NAI Emory Hill .

Ann Bailey

Keller Williams leased the entire 6,340 s/f office building at 18344 Coastal Highway, while Legum & Norman signed a lease for 3,590 s/f of space in the Vineyards of Nassau Valley on Rte. 9. NAI Emory Hill Lewes broker Ann Bailey, CCIM , represented the landlords in both transactions. Elizabeth Vasilikos represented her own company, Keller Wil- liams, as the tenant broker, and Swearingen Company of Dallas, TX was the na- tional broker for Legum & Norman. Jack Lingo Real- tors represented the tenant locally. Space is still available at the Vineyards of Nassau Val- ley, which is comprised of two POCOMOKE CITY, MD — Henry Hanna, CCIM, SIOR , senior advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate announced the expansion of Hardwire Armor Systems in Pocomoke City. Hardwire, a manufacturer of protec- tive systems, has signed a 5 year lease with an option to purchase the flex indus- trial building located at 1731 Broad St. The 42,000 s/f building is the third build- ing occupied by Hardwire in Pocomoke City. With the expansion of Hardwire comes more jobs and more money for the Pocomoke City community. Henry Hanna said, “This business expansion in Poco- moke was only possible with the extraordinary help pro- vided by the Maryland Eco- nomic Development Cor- poration (MEDCO) , Bill Badger and the Worcester County Economic Devel- opment Office .” LAUREL, DE — Wesley Cox, CCIM , senior advisor

18344 Coastal Highway

Vineyards of Nassau Valley

three-story, fully landscaped buildings that provide a mix of office and retail space as well as pad sites in a prime

location near Delaware’s beaches and coastal towns. It is approximately 75% oc- cupied. n

Hanna of Sperry Van Ness – Miller assists Pocomoke City business with local expansion

Acton Mobile leases expanded space with St. John Properties

1731 Broad St.

at Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate an- nounced that First Financial Bank is entering the Eastern Shore market with a location in Sussex County, DE. First Financial will be occupying 2,000 s/f of brand new pro- fessional office space at the Stone Creek Business Park in Laurel, DE. “First Financial has been an absolute pleasure to deal with in helping them secure their first location in the area and it is exciting to see the growth of the agricultural market they serve,” said Cox. Allen Ginn, vice president of First Financial says, “We

The Avery Row Apartments

Shown from left: Brian Hegi, Prophet Equity; Ingrid West, president, Acton Mobile; and Rodney Shrader, COO, Acton Mobile.

ter, a two-building, 120,000 s/f business community de- veloped and managed by St. John Properties . Acton Mo- bile provides modular space for the construction, commer- cial, education, healthcare and government industries. The company serves twenty-one locations in twelve states in and maintains a fleet of more than 10,000 modular units. n

BALTIMORE, MD — Ac- ton Mobile, a Baltimore-based provider of modular space rental services, recently cel- ebrated the opening of its expanded corporate head- quarters space with a ribbon- cutting ceremony at its offices at 809 Gleneagles Court in Baltimore. Acton Mobile now leases approximately 20,000 s/f of space at Cromwell Cen-

Stone Creek Business Park have financing solutions that can be tailored to your poul- try operation. First Financial Bank and our dedicated customer service team are looking forward to serving the needs of both existing and new poultry producers on the Eastern Shore.” n

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