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Venture Reality Group

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Headquarters: Virginia Beach, VA
Founded: 2016
Primary Website: VentureRealtyGroup.com




Venture formed in 2016 when Commercial Real Estate Services and Ellis-Gibson Development Group, both of Virginia Beach, joined forces following a long, successful relationship as real estate development partners. Together, the group has developed 6 million square feet of projects worth more than $600 million in the Hampton Roads market.

Contact: (757) 491-1990
Office: 1081 19th Street, Suite 203, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Venture Realty Group leverages decades of expertise in four key areas – single tenant build to suit transactions, regional shopping center projects, strategic mixed-use developments, and joint venture partnerships with various prominent landowners throughout Southeast Virginia.

The Venture Realty Group team provides a wide range of real estate services for our partners and clients. These include development, leasing, brokerage, property management, asset management, consulting, and tenant representation. Our culture is based in teamwork, and we are battle tested.  We have considerable expertise in retail, office, multifamily, industrial, and build to suit development projects.



John L. Gibson, III

Founder/Managing Partner

Elizabeth A. Matulenas

Partner, Finance and Accounting

Donna MacMillan-Whitaker

Founder/Managing Partner

Steven D. Green

Partner, General Brokerage

Bruce A. Berlin

Managing Partner

Matthew L. Lafler

Partner, General Brokerage

Michael A. Culpepper

Managing Partner

Francis Nance

Associate Broker

LaTanya Rosado

Assistant Property Manager

Evette Misa

Senior Administrator, Development & Accounting

Jodi Klemowits

Financial Administrative Assistant

Brittany Baer

Marketing and Brokerage Coordinator

Preston Moore

Director of Property Management

Tad Scherbinski

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Tip Brown

Director of Asset Management

Samantha Ogden

Leasing & Development Associate

Feature Project

The Boulevard at Thalia

Support this impact project.

Your voice opens doors. There’s three easy ways to say the statement, “I support affordable housing projects.” Just say it at a meeting, call and say it or e-mail it.

1. Be present at the city council meetings. 

2. A quick call to your city council representatives. 

3. E-mail your city council representatives. 

Learn more below.


Modern Design
This project delivers shops and high-quality apartments surrounding resort-style amenities in the heart of the boulevard.

No other local project provides affordable housing with the finishes, amenities and convenience of the boulevard.


This project satisfies all Virginia Beach major policy objectives—housing, stormwater, land use and parking. 


City council has approved every multifamily rezoning for the last decade.

This project removes old buildings and replaces with 4x stormwater capacity to maximize water retention, and limit pollution.

Project Details

White Satin

The Boulevard at Thalia is a proposed development slated to bring 261 Class-A apartments and 6,500 square feet of best-in-class retail to the north east corner of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Thalia Road.

Go inside the details of the project and see for yourself.

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How Whole Communities Benefit From Affordable Housing

Increased Hiring

Building, preserving and sustaining affordable housing requires a cadre of construction tradespeople, property managers, leasing agents, security staff and others — 161 local jobs on average in the first year alone.

Increased Taxes And Other Revenue For Local Governments

It has been reported that building 100 affordable rental homes generates $2.2 million in sales and other taxes, as well as additional local government revenue from tolls, city fees, etc. And as these benefits are accrued to a local municipality, it becomes more likely that cities will support and even help fund more affordable housing.

Increased Spending Power

Those living in affordable housing are able to spend substantially more on nutritious food and on healthcare.


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