VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Michael B. Divaris, President of Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE), is pleased to announce that Vivian Turok, Senior Vice President, received the Platinum Commercial Sales and Leasing Achievement Award from the Hampton Roads Commercial Alliance, which is awarded to the top five grossing agents throughout Southeastern Virginia in 2014. Additionally, ten other Divaris Real Estate associates from the Virginia Beach offices have also been recognized.

Turok was the first woman to ever receive the Platinum Award level in 2009. She is the company’s longest-standing employee, with more than 38 years of service and has been a mentor to fellow co-workers and young professionals who are just getting starting in the commercial real estate business. “I have always wanted to be a role model to other women,” Turok said. “In any situation, learn who you are, make a difference in this life and be true to yourself,” she added.

“Vivian has consistently grown her practice over the years; hard work, loyalty, effective cold calling and commitment to her clients has made her the success she is today,” said Michael Divaris.

Krista Costa, Mary D. McGovern, Erica Meekins Rorrer were each awarded Gold for gross billings more than $350,000 and above; Sezin Cortinas, Eric Bucklew, Alex Divaris and Jason Oliver each received Silver for gross billings between $175,000 and $349,999; and David Bickford, Chris Bendit and Elizabeth Paasch were each awarded Bronze for gross billings between $100,000 and $174,999.

The Commercial Real Estate Sales & Leasing Achievement Awards honor and encourage the achievements of outstanding brokers in the commercial real estate industry who strive to provide the highest type of professional services in retail, industrial and office real Estate. The Commercial Alliance is a council within the Hampton Roads REALTORS Association, which represents realtors throughout Southeastern Virginia who specialize in selling, leasing and managing commercial real estate. The Commercial Alliance provides networking opportunities and serves as a business partner disseminating news and information to all its members while serving the needs of commercial professionals of the region.

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, VA; Charlotte, NC; and metropolitan 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 and/or leases approximately 23 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 of Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, ( 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, ( 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.