Harrison & Bates sextet, including CEO, headed for Commonwealth Commercial

Posted on 4/24/2019 by Michael Schwartz at Richmond Bizsense

Another group of brokers from Harrison & Bates, the local commercial real estate firm that is winding down its operations, has found a safe place to land.

CEO David Williams, along with Steve Gentil, Kit Tyler, Bruce Milam, Chip Louthan and Colton Konvicka, are joining Commonwealth Commercial.

Commonwealth Commercial CEO Mark Claud on Wednesday announced the moves at the company’s annual real estate forum, held at the Westin Richmond at Reynolds Crossing.

They’ll start with Commonwealth Commercial on June 1, working out of the firm’s office in Innsbrook.

That leaves about a half-dozen or so remaining brokers from Harrison & Bates on their own to find a new brokerage to call home after the firm announced this month it would cease operations largely as of May 31.

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Six brokers leaving Harrison & Bates real estate firm to join Commonwealth Commercial Partners

Posted on 4/24/2019 by Gregory Gilligan at Richmond Times-Dispatch

Six top brokers from Harrison & Bates are joining a rival commercial real estate brokerage.

The six — including David M. Williams, the president and CEO of Harrison & Bates; and Steve Gentil, the firm’s chairman who has been a broker since 1980 — are joining Henrico County-based Commonwealth Commercial Partners.

Five of the six will become senior vice presidents of Commonwealth Commercial and one will be a sales and leasing associate. They will join the company June 1.

Besides Williams and Gentil, joining Commonwealth Commercial are Chip Louthan, Bruce Milam and Kit Tyler as senior vice presidents and Colton Konvicka as a sales and leasing associate.

“They are an established brand in the industry,” Mark Claud, the founder and CEO of Commonwealth Commercial, said about the new brokers.

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