I had the opportunity to spend the evening with hundreds of people involved in commercial real estate in Virginia’s Tidewater Region at the HRACRE‘s 13th Annual Oyster Roast and Economic Development Appreciation Event in Cheasapeake, Virginia.
It’s the second time I have enjoyed a vast selection of grilled seafood with this group. I noticed two things were the same as last year and two things were different. Similarities: 1)The music was great like last year! This year, Nate Sacks (son of HRACRE’s 2013 president) led a duo from Honey Badger, a Norfolk-based acoustic trio specializing in original music and classic folk rock & alternative covers. It was a great night to enjoy a few games of corn hole while listening to songs of the Grateful Dead. 2) It didn’t take very long at all for the fried oysters to disappear, just like last year. Differences: 1)The weather was much warmer than last year and no rain like I heard battered the group several years ago. 2) I realized I knew more people than last year. One of the big advantages of HRACRE membership is networking with others in the commercial real estate industry, and I realized that through attending events and committee meetings over the past year, I had met lots of new people.
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Here is a partial list of the sponsor’s of the HRACRE Oyster Roast: