Peninsula Commercial Alliance hosts inaugural bus trip

June 16, 2014
The Sussex County Association of Realtors’ Peninsula Commercial Alliance held its first industrial bus tour May 29. More than two dozen people took part in the trip, including realtors, Delaware economic development officials and banking professionals. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Nearly two dozen commercial Realtors, along with lenders, engineers and Delaware Economic Development Office director Melody Booker, participated in a first-of-its-kind bus tour of Sussex County May 29.

Beginning at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton and winding through the towns of Harrington, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Seaford, Selbyville, Millsboro and Georgetown, the industrial bus tour was meant to showcase commercial property in the southernmost regions of the First State.

It was developed and hosted by the Peninsula Commercial Alliance, a group of commercial real estate professionals affiliated with the Sussex County Association of Realtors, with members serving the entire peninsula.

“We felt many of us who deal with commercial real estate on a regular basis could really benefit from this type of tour, and I think the results and the amount of participation speaks for itself,” said 2014 PCA President John McClellan. “We had an enthusiastic group that really seemed to get a lot out of the day, and the reception for doing it again next year has been extremely positive.”

To address the special needs and interests of commercial Realtors and other industry professionals on the Delmarva Peninsula, the Sussex County Association of Realtors founded the Peninsula Commercial Alliance in 2011. To date, the PCA has been a successful resource for Realtors specializing in Delmarva's commercial real estate market.

The Sussex County Association of Realtors was chartered in 1949 and has steadily grown in size, scope and mission during its more than six decades in Sussex County. It is a professional trade association with goals of carrying out a program of education and advocacy for real estate in the county.

SCAOR is a resource for the public, as well as a recognized advocate for property rights and property owners in Sussex County. The association also monitors legislative issues on the local, state and national levels that may impact home ownership in the area.

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