Monday, May 20, 2013
Congressman Bob Goodlatte introduces the Republican ticket.
The Republican ticket of Ken Cuccinelli for governor, E. W. Jackson for lieutenant governor and Sen. Mark Obenshain for attorney general started barnstorming the state the day after Saturday’s convention. They touched down Monday morning in Roanoke at Landmark Aviation.
It’s all about keeping the momentum going from Saturday’s exhaustive energetic convention and coalescing around the nominees.
Many of the 80 supporters wore E. W. Jackson hats. Jackson’s four-round nomination was a coup for the Roanoke Tea Party. Though thrilled he is the nominee his Tea Party supporters expressed surprise in his nomination.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group released the results of its 26th annual office market survey today reporting that both rental rates and occupancy edged upward in 2012.
The overall occupancy rate at the end of 2012 was up to 90% from 88% at the end of 2011. The 90% occupancy rate for the Roanoke Market is well ahead of the national average, 80.7%, as reported by the National Association of REALTORS ®.
The most substantial gain was seen in the South Suburban Business District which increased 2% despite the addition of 25,715 square feet to the surveyed inventory. Occupancy and rental rates were up slightly in the Central Business District as well.
“The occupancy of the Central Business District benefited from the deletion of over 118,000 square feet from the inventory”, said Richard Wellford of Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group. “Two notable properties, The Shenandoah Building and The Crystal Tower, are being converted to residential use. That reduction in supply has helped move downtown rental rates up ever so slightly.”
Poe & Cronk developed Roanoke’s Original Office Market Survey in 1987 and has conducted it annually using consistent criteria and methods of reporting. This year’s survey incorporates data covering more than 100 non-governmental office buildings measuring 10,000 square feet or more.