Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer names Bill Poe managing broker of Roanoke office
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer said Wednesday that William D. (Bill) Poe has joined its Roanoke office as managing broker and will lead the brokerage professionals in the western Virginia market.
Poe has been in the commercial real estate industry for more than 36 years where he has specialized in commercial, industrial and investment sales, leasing and property management, asset management and site selection throughout the region.
He takes over from John Nielsen who has led the Roanoke and Lynchburg offices for the past seven years. Under Nielsen’s leadership as managing broker, Thalhimer’s western Virginia operations grew from what essentially was a startup into a market leader. Thalhimer said it now leads the region in landlord market share for retail, office and industrial properties. Nielsen will continue to provide leadership as one of the top-producing brokers in western Virginia.
“Bill’s deep local relationships will help us continue to grow,” Nielsen said in a statement.
Poe’s career began in 1980 as a sales and leasing agent specializing in commercial and investment property. He then joined Michael Waldvogel and Dennis Cronk in forming Waldvogel Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group Inc. in 1987, which later became Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group in 2004. In 2014, Poe returned to Hall Associates as executive vice president where he assisted with sales and account management.
Poe’s professional affiliations include membership in the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and he is a past president of the local IREM Chapter, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, and the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM).
Poe currently serves on the Board of Downtown Roanoke Inc., Roanoke's Economic Development Authority and the board of directors of Blue Ridge Independent Living Center. He is a lifelong resident of the Roanoke Valley, and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.