Deals Done / Experience

John consistently delivers successful results for owners and occupiers of commercial real estate, including:

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores purchased 17.976 acres at I-64 (Exit 211) across the street from the New Kent City Center at Emmaus Church Road aka Route 106 at Talleysville, VA from Theatre Square LC for $2,046,375.00. A new Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store will be open in by mid-2017. 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores purchased 7200 County Drive (Route 460) of 81.577 acres in Prince George County VA for $895,000.  A new Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store will be open in by early 2018. 

Sale of a 11± acre land tract on Lewistown Road at Fox Cross Road in Hanover County, Virginia on behalf of the seller Hanover Habitat for Humanity to savvy land investors for $105,000.

Sale of 68± acres in Caroline County Virginia boarded by Cool Water Lane on the east and Interstate 95 on the west for $990,000 from the trustee of the Mary Bush Moncure trust to the Harris Teeter Properties, llc for a future 1.5 million square foot Harris teeter distribution center. The trust property is part of a 3 parcel assemblage of 190 acres by Harris Teeter.

Sale of an 15,000 sf office building at 3900 Meadowdale Boulevard for $695,000 to a family investment trust. 

Family Insight PC has established it’s VA headquarters via leasing 5,320 square feet at 7113 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 from landlord Triangle Park Office Building.

Family Insight PC also opened an office at the Sudley North Business Center, 7699 Ashton Avenue in Manassas, VA. They leased 3,416 square feet from landlord Capital Asset Management LLC.

Metal Supermarket leased 5,200 square feet at 1728 Arlington Road, Richmond.

ERS of Central Virginia has expanded into its 1st Tidewater location by leasing 4,350 square feet at 2640 Nevada Avenue, Norfolk, VA. Electronic Restoration Services (ERS) is the industry leader in the restoration of commercial and residential electronics, appliances and data recovery.

Pirtek USA: On-Site Hydraulic Hose Replacement Service has opened a Richmond location by leasing 2,875 square feet at 2115 Dabney Road.

Hanover Sports Park in Hanover County, VA sitting on 10 acres with a driving range, miniature golf and baseball/softball batting cages at 11000 Washington Highway has sold. The consideration was $1,050,000 by investor who renovated the facility and reopened.

Cool Water Development, LLC bought  from Carmel Church Land Co. LLC 24.7275 acres in Carmel Church VA, Caroline County, VA for $750,000.  The property  is zoned for 95 housing units.

Ceaser Fitness LLC dba Burn Boot Camp has leased 8,290 square feet of retail space at 3091 Lauderdale Drive  in Lauderdale Square in Henrico, VA 23233 for a new Burn Boot Camp exercise complex. 

RCG Behavioral Health Network, LLC.,   leased at  Huguenot Trade Center, LLP and the location is the Huguenot Trade Center Shopping Center Suites 1105 & 1107 Alverser Drive, Midlothian VA. totally 6,494 square feet for a new headquarters to serve families with children with special needs.

Kim Moody Design L.L.C. d/b/a “TREND” leased 2,500 square feet at 3103 West Cary Street, City of Richmond, for their 1st central VA store.

Evatran LLC leased 8,000 square feet at 2219 East Franklin St. in Richmond from Sunset Strip Associates for their primary temporary manufacturing facility.

CB Richard Ellis
Successful client assignments of leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, entitlements include General Motors, The Pittston Company, United Dominion Realty Trust, Lexington Properties, S&K Famous Brands, Copeland’s Restaurants, Max & Erma’s Restaurants, TGIFridays Restaurants, Value City Furniture, M&B Headwear Manufacturing, Wolf Fording Manufacturing, Strickland Machine, JDN Realty Trust, AT&T Broadband, Klaff Realty Advisors, The NewKirk Group, Forest City Development, Wilton Development, Drucker & Falk, LP.

Department of Justice/GSA
Developed and leased over 2 million square feet of Class A office nationwide, provided support management for team of 160 specialists promulgating 15 million square feet of office and warehouse facilities nationwide.

Dominion Telecom Inc. 
The exclusive in-house real estate consultant for Dominion Telecom Inc. national rollout and development ($300 million) of electronic, telecommunication and support facilities plus provides consulting services to Dominion’s senior management. John Jay Schwartz promulgated over 75 lease transactions for “POPS” (points of presence), Regens, Network Command Center, collocations and support facilities (sales, operations offices and warehouses), plus nearly 100 access and entry agreements, and a new “state of the art” multi-purpose high tech company headquarters. John co-managed the acquisition (and subsequent implementation) of Telergy Inc’s. bankrupt assets for Dominion. Dominion Telecom Inc. was a facilities-based, inter-exchange and emerging local carrier that provided broadband solutions, private line, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet and collocation to wholesale customers throughout the eastern United States.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Identified, entitled & supported development for regional headquarters site, 150,000 square foot

Flying J Travel Plaza

Managed acquisition, zoning and development of 33-acre site for $8 million travel plaza on Interstate 95.

Forest City Development

Put assemblage together for urban mix use development.

General Motors
Identified & procured Saturn and Chevrolet dealer sites and disposed of surplus land.

Klaff Realty Advisors
Sold REO surplus land sites

The Lester Group
Consulting to a117-year-old private company on the repositioning of its vast real estate portfolio over a multi-state region. The properties include vacant land, existing shopping centers, a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing conversion to office/warehouse, retail pad sites and the overall real estate strategy for the next generation of owners.

Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company / Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors
Sold and rezoned for redevelopment new regional conference center.

Mattress King

Developed and leased 23 new prototype stores for regional chain.

Net 2000 Communications
Disposed of surplus assets savings over $35 million in rent.

The Pittston Corporation / Brinks Company
Sold World Headquarters 80,000 square feet and 20 acres and leased new World Headquarters, 45,000 square feet

Principal Insurance Company
Sold portfolio shopping centers and office assets

Identified, zoned, and purchased sites for over 20 Wendy’s.

Identified, zoned and acquired sites for multiple ground leases and build to suits.

United Dominion Realty Trust
Managed, leased and sold non essential REIT office and shopping center assets.

Value City Furniture
Leased new stores.