President's Message

Dear current GRACRE members and associates,

Thank you so much for your interest and participation in 2018! It is my privilege to serve as President of GRACRE for 2019.  Thanks to the hard work of our Board of Directors and Executive Committee, we have grown to well over 500 members and boast the following accomplishments in 2018:

  • 2018 reached the highest membership to date and aim to increase!

  • Under the Leadership of Kristie, we’ve launched a Young Professionals Group and look forward to implementing many of their great ideas.  This will provide additional networking opportunities and educational moments.

  • We have teamed up with Greater Richmond Partnership over the past two years by contributing funds that support Site Selectors to visit the Richmond area. The Site Selectors promote the area for economic development and identify companies to move or expand in the Richmond market.

  • Bobby Proutt volunteered to be President of VACRE, our legislative lobbying committee that includes HRACRE and NAIOPVA. 

  • Our signature events include the annual Market Review which sold out with discussions with top brokers and real estate professionals, the Annual Real Estate Awards, the Oyster Roast and our very popular and successful Golf Tournament, which raised $14,000 for Sportable.

The real secret of our success is the dedication of our Board Members and Executive Committee.  They strive to provide the best monthly programs and networking opportunities for all involved.  Our strong corporate sponsorships allow GRACRE to keep the cost of the monthly meetings very affordable.

My goal for 2019 is to provide superior networking and educational programs while continuing the financial strength of the GRACRE organization.  I encourage each of you to reach out to a committee chair to discover what you may have to offer to the enhancement of our group.  If you are not already a member of this premiere commercial real estate organization and would like more information, please peruse our website, gracre.org, and contact us! I look forward to fostering positive professional and personal growth, not only for our businesses, but for our community.

Sincerely,

Gregory P. Campbell
2019 GRACRE President