Hampton Roads


Hampton Roads, VA

Hampton Roads is the 33rd largest MSA in the United States, with a population of more than 1.7 million.  Hampton Roads supports the largest active duty military population in the US with 11 major military installations representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the world’s largest naval base.  More than two-thirds of the nation’s population and marketplace are within 750 miles of Hampton Roads.

While the Hampton Roads market is one region, it includes 13 separate municipalities.  The market is physically divided by the James River, with two-thirds of the population on the “Southside” of the James and one-third of the population north of the James, called the “Peninsula”.  The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Monitor Merrimac Tunnel and James River Bridge provide three access points between the Peninsula and Southside.

Hampton Roads is known as America’s Birthplace for contributing over 400 years of history, starting with the Historic Triangle.  Millions of visitors come to experience Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Battlefields.   Virginia Beach is also a major tourist destination for the oceanfront resort area.   The market is well served by two airports (Norfolk/Virginia Beach International and Patrick Henry Airport) and an Interstate network connecting to I-95.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Hampton Roads offices are located in Oyster Point Park in Newport News and the Virginia Beach Town Center.  More than thirty broker professionals serve retail, office, industrial and hospitality requirements.

Andy Dallas, CCIM, SIOR

First Vice President

Angela N. Whyte

Property Management Assistant

Ann Coley

Building Manager

Bill Throne, CSCMP, CCIM, SIOR

First Vice President, Certified Supply Chain Professional, Ports & Intermodal Advisory Group Co-Lead

Bobby Phillips, SIOR

First VP, Certified Supply Chain Specialist

Brett Sain


Christine Kaempfe, CCIM, SIOR

First Vice President

Christopher Rouzie

Senior Vice President - Regional Manager

Clark Simpson

Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Clay Culbreth

Senior Vice President, Industrial Properties

Dave Butchello

Vice President, Hospitality

David Machupa

Senior Vice President, Retail Properties

Dawn Griggs, SIOR

First Vice President

Dean Martin

Vice President

Drew Haynie

First Vice President

Edward Kimple

Senior Vice President

Eric Stanley

Vice President, Retail Properties

Geoff Poston, CCIM, SIOR

Vice President

India Simkins-Vance

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Janet Whitbeck

First Vice President

Jennie Foss

Office Manager

Jeri Powell, ACoM

Portfolio Manager

Josh Fulton

Senior Associate

Juliana Corbett, ACoM

Portfolio Manager

Kenneth Penrose, Jr.

Vice President

Kim Lawrence

Office Manager

Melissa Vambell, CAM

Portfolio Manager

Melody Almonte, CPM

Associate Director

Patrick Mumey, SIOR

First Vice President

Rob Wright

Senior Vice President

Robert Thornton, CCIM, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Robin Barrett

Administrative Assistant

Sam Scott, Jr

Vice President

Sharon Ryals-Taylor

First Vice President

Tami Simonds, CPM, GRI

Senior Portfolio Manager

Ted Levin

Vice President, Retail Properties

Teresa Nettles

Senior Vice President, Office Properties

Tom Dana

Vice President

Tony Weiss

Vice President

Virginia Stevenson

Administrative Assistant

Wick Smith

Senior Associate

Fast Facts


  • Population: 1,718,624
  • Median Age: 37.8
  • Median Household Income: $63,481
  • Employment: 949,496
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
  • GDP: $94.9 billion

Southside Largest Employers

Company City Estimated Employment
Sentara Healthcare Norfolk 22,000
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth 8,500
Smithfield Foods, Inc. Smithfield 2,700
Old Dominion University Norfolk 4,000
Amerigroup Corporation Virginia Beach 1,700
AMSEC LLC/SAIC Virginia Beach 1,200
GEICO Direct Virginia Beach 2,300
STIHL Inc. Virginia Beach 2,000

Peninsula Largest Employers

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (Newport News Shipbuilding) Newport News 24,000
Riverside Health System Newport News 8,000
Canon Virginia Newport News 2,000
NASA Langley Research Center Hampton 1,800
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Williamsburg 2,500
Anheuser Busch, Inc. / In Bev Williamsburg 600