Monday, December 7, 2015

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Names Dana McGrath Mayberry General Manager of Appomattox Inn and Suites in Appomattox, VA

Dana McGrath Mayberry

SALISBURY, MD —Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, announced Dana McGrath Mayberry has been named general manager of the 56-room Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels, a boutique hotel to be located in historic Appomattox, Va. Currently under construction, the hotel is expected to open during Spring 2016.

“Dana not only brings with her nearly two decades of hotel management experience to the Appomattox Inn & Suites, but she also has hometown roots, having lived in this historic area since she was one-year-old,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO. 

“Her hospitality expertise combined with her first-hand knowledge of the area make her the ideal candidate to lead this soon-to-open hotel to the top of the marketplace.

“Marshall Management has more than 34 years of experience working in this part of Virginia, and we know the demand drivers and market segments well,” he noted.  “We have a long, proven track record with independent hotels and the proprietary systems to help them maximize returns. 

“Dana is well into the pre-opening activities to help that the hotel opens with minimum ramp-up time.  The property will be the crown jewel in this market, and we look forward to playing a role in its future success.”

Mike Marshall
             Previously, Mayberry owned and operated the Longacre Bed and Breakfast, also located in Appomattox, where she worked closely with the local community on numerous weddings, events and overnight accommodations.

 Prior to that, she worked with such leading hotel brands as Radisson Hotels and InterContinental Hotel Group.  She is a graduate of Appomattox County High School and Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga., with an Associate’s Degree in Merchandising.

            “Having lived most of my life in Appomattox, I look forward to working with the many wonderful friends and associates I’ve made within the community,” Mayberry noted.  

“The Appomattox Inn & Suites will be the area’s first hotel in over two decades, providing an excellent source of Southern hospitality and charm to regional visitors looking to explore our rich history and culture.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Chris Daly, media
Daly Gray Public Relations
(703) 435-6293

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers Secure Lease Totaling More Than 20,000 SF of Office Space at the Woolbright Corporate Center in Boynton Beach, FL:

Joseph Byrnes
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Berger Commercial Realty Vice President Joseph Byrnes and Sales Associate Robert Dabrowski represented Congress Properties & Investments, LLC in a lease renewal and expansion for a combined 20,145 square-feet of office space to VendorNet, Inc.

Berger Commercial Realty represented the landlord in the purchase of the Woolbright Corporate Center as part of a portfolio acquisition last year. Since then, Byrnes and Dabrowski have grown its occupancy by 25 percent.

"The property is in close proximity to I-95 and public transit, which was very important for the tenant," Byrnes said. "VendorNet has experienced a great deal of growth, and we were happy to facilitate its renewal and expansion on behalf of the landlord.

“This transaction exemplifies our role in maintaining long-term professional relationships between landlords and tenants and providing high-quality and consistent service over many years."

The Woolbright Corporate Center is located at 1901 and 1903 S. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Media Contact: 954-776-1999
Lexi Robinson, ext. 255,
Marielle Sologuren, ext. 226,

Avison Young celebrates fifth anniversary in Atlanta by highlighting top five transactions

Steve Dills
ATLANTA – The Atlanta office of Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, is celebrating its five year anniversary this month by highlighting its top five transactions.

Established in 2010 by Steve Dils, principal and managing director, Avison Young’s office has grown to more than 100 employees, including 30 brokers and 18 principals. 

The team is supported by a full-service office that includes marketing, property management and research teams. The firm currently manages more than 18 million square feet of property across the Southeast.

The firm’s top five deals since 2010 include:

·         athenahealth - 138,953 rentable square feet at Ponce City Market, Atlanta
·         Mail Chimp - 126,171 rentable square feet at Ponce City Market, Atlanta
·         Sonoco - 286,106 square foot manufacturing build-to-suit development, Sosnowiec-PieƱki, Poland
·         Nestle-Purina – 550,000 square foot lease, Fairburn, GA
·         Kings Hawaiian – 260,000 square foot build-to-suit bakery, Gainesville, GA

 “Our Atlanta office has built a broad platform covering all industry sectors and currently serves as the hub for Avison Young’s Southeast expansion,” said Dils. “During the past five years, we have grown rapidly and forecast continued growth in 2016 and beyond.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Mike Rieman                        __
Vice President
Monarch Tower
3424 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

e-mail: – phone: (404) 816-2037 – direct: (404) 419-9230 – cell: (678) 467-9297

CBRE's Philip D. Voorhees and NRIG-West Team Complete $31.8 Million, 97%-Leased McCalla Centre Sale in Santa Ana, CA

Philip D. Voorhees
SANTA ANA, CA – CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he and the National Retail Investment Group – West (NRIG-West) team completed the sale of McCalla Centre, a 110,620-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in the city of Santa Ana, Calif., anchored by a high-performing Northgate Market and CVS/pharmacy, along with a synergistic mix of retail and shop tenants.

 The sale price was $31,800,000, representing a 3.76% cap rate on high occupancy.

CBRE’s retail investment experts Voorhees, James Slusher, Megan Wood, Brad Rable, Matt Burson and John Read represented the seller, an Orange County-based private investor partnership and the center’s original developer.

The buyer, also represented by Voorhees and the NRIG-West team, was a San Diego-based private real estate investment fund manager.

Built in 1986, McCalla Centre is located on 8.72 acres at 230 N. Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana, near W. 1st Street. The shopping center was 97% occupied at the time.

“McCalla Centre possesses the extremely solid real estate fundamentals all seasoned investors covet and pursue: a densely populated, infill Orange County location, low anchor lease rates providing tremendous embedded value and creating a future upside, and like Northgate Market, many of the tenants perform at high sales volumes,” said Voorhees.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Anne Monaghan                                                 
Monaghan Communications                         


Wyndham Hotel Group Selects Kathy Maher to Lead Global Sales

Kathy Maher
PARSIPPANY, NJ (Dec. 7, 2015) –  Sharpening its focus on groups, corporate meetings and the specialty meetings business at its 7,760 properties around the globe, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and revenue, an expanded position that will now oversee the company’s global sales efforts.

Maher, who most recently served as senior vice president of revenue management, will take on the additional responsibility of creating innovative sales strategies and guiding a dynamic global team of more than 125 salespeople.

Her sales teams will focus on implementing new technologies, generating faster commission payments, creating training initiatives and developing innovative incentive programs for meeting planners.

Wyndham Hotel Group is committed to growing groups and meetings business. Just this year the company acquired conference leader Dolce Hotels and Resorts® and launched go meetsm, the world’s most generous rewards program for meeting planners, solidifying its commitment to the group and meetings market while delivering greater rewards and incentives for planners.

“Kathy is a seasoned leader who delivers results, and in her new role she will help inspire fresh and thoughtful solutions for our corporate clients and meeting planner partners,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Her background in sales, as well as revenue management, and her proven track record of building a winning culture makes her the perfect fit to shape our sales philosophy and strategies on a global basis as we produce exceptional experiences at our properties.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Gabriella Chiera
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
+1 (973) 753-6590