President’s Welcome

Welcome to HRACRE.org, the online address for Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. Our membership includes 550 industry professionals including developers, brokers, bankers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, to name a few.

HRACRE, which serves the commercial real estate community on both the Peninsula and Southside areas of Hampton Roads, is part of VACRE, the Virginia Association for Commercial Real Estate. VACRE provides representation in Richmond and a Political Action Committee that distributes members’ donations to candidates and elected officials who recognize the importance of our industry to the Commonwealth.

I invite you to come to any of our events, meet our officers and members and decide whether HRACRE is right for you. Once you join, you’ll be able to become active immediately on one or more of our many program or policy committees. Membership forms are available on this website as well as an updated calendar of events. As a member, you receive our newsletters, membership directory and reduced fees to programs including monthly luncheons featuring top speakers from the business, academic and political arenas.

  • Meet and collaborate with colleagues to expand business and development opportunities.
  • Learn about development taking place in Hampton Roads.
  • Advocate for key legislative issues that impact the commercial real estate industry.
  • Participate in the furthering of education within the commercial real estate industry.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of commercial real estate professionals at social events and other organization functions.

Thank you for visiting HRACRE.org. Please visit HRACRE in person soon.
Robert Orlando
2017 President

Meet The Officers

Christopher T. Aebel
President-elect

Kenneth E. Rodman, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer

Jeremy R. Starkey
Past President
HRACRE Quick Stats

HRACRE is the only organization in Hampton Roads that is an advocate for commercial property owners, developers and related professionals. HRACRE proactively addresses commercial real estate issues on local, regional and state levels.

HRACRE works with each level of government through its committees, lobbyists and as a member of VACRE (Virginia Association for Commercial Real Estate).

  • Membership of 550.
  • Have a voice heard in political halls of power.
  • Serves the commercial real estate community on the Peninsula and Southside areas of Hampton Roads VA.
  • Newsletters, membership directory and reduced fees to programs.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of commercial real estate professionals at social events and other organization functions.
Who We Are

The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) represents 550 members dedicated to promoting the best interests of commercial real estate in the region through key issues confronting our industry.

HRACRE educates its members by heightening awareness of issues with immediate and long-term concern. HRACRE enjoys open communication with elected leadership on the local and state levels. We present an authoritative, unified and factual industry voice on legislative initiatives that impact our ability to successfully conduct business.Through monthly meetings, a network of committees and special events, HRACRE provides members many opportunities to participate in our core value of promoting evolution of commercial real estate in Hampton Roads.

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Christopher T. Aebel, PE, CDT, ENV SP
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Janice M. Hall, CPSM, LEED® AP, BD+C
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RRMM Design Build, LLC
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Eric L. Keplinger, AIA, LEED AP
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MEB General Contractors
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Mary S. Long
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Lisa M. Murphy
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LeClairRyan
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Robert Orlando, CSM
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Mark G. Rinaldi
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The Bush Companies
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Kenneth E. Rodman, Jr., PE
Regional Real Estate Director
VHB
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Stewart J. "Skip" Sacks, Esq.
Virginia State Commercial Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Chesapeake, VA
Jeremy R. Starkey
President|Commercial Real Estate Finance
TowneBank
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Deborah Albero-Darata
Account Executive
ColonialWebb Contractors
Norfolk, VA
Randolph D. Darden, Jr., PE
Senior Associate
Dewberry
Virginia Beach, VA
Elizabeth DeCario, EIT
Kimley-Horn
Virginia Beach, VA
Bonnie Holt
Business Development
Image Business Interiors
Virginia Beach, VA
Timothy S. Loscomb
Corporate Account Manager
Eagle Fire Inc.
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Kristen L. Smith
Business Development Manager
TST Roofing
Norfolk, VA
Christian Strange
Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Norfolk, VA
Wade A. Wawner
Associate
S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.
Norfolk, VA
Sheila T. Wehnes
VP, Business Services Officer II
BB&T
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Lauren Young, EIT
Kimley-Horn
Virginia Beach, VA
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