Experience the Olympia Difference
Our full service real estate firm has been serving Hampton Roads since 1988. Led by our President, Cecil V. Cutchins, we have been responsible for the successful development, leasing and management of over $400 million of office buildings throughout Hampton Roads, Williamsburg and Richmond.
Nearly 30 years later, Olympia Development is still family-owned and operated out of Virginia Beach. We offer the best customer service in the business because we are locally based and understand our clients needs while being able to respond quickly. We love this region and we do our best to create properties that help grow and improve our cities and other local businesses.
Our excellence is apparent not just in our beautiful, highly-maintained properties, but also in the people we employ. Find out more about our team below.
Cecil V. Cutchins has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate development. In 1988, Cecil created Olympia Development Corporation and today is the company’s president. Locally, Cecil has been responsible for the development of over 1.5 million square feet of Class A office space. His most recognized developments in the Hampton Roads area include Convergence Center, Verizon Center and Reflections-The Corporate Park at Lynnhaven, all located in Virginia Beach, and the Hampton Roads Center located on the Peninsula.
Chip Cutchins joined Olympia in 2005. As vice president, he manages leasing for Olympia’s 800,000+ square feet of office space. Chip also leads Olympia in the design, construction and financing of all their new commercial developments. Chip has been instrumental in the development of Convergence III and IV, as well as the Gallery Office Park. Chip began his professional career in consulting, working for the financial services arms of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLC and Deloitte and Touche, LLC. Chip received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin as well as an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Currently, Chip serves on the Towne Leadership Association for TowneBank and is a member of HRACRE.
Allison Watson, who is responsible for leasing and developing marketing strategies for Olympia’s office space properties, joined the company in January 2008. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Studio Art, Allison spent two years with Operation Smile. In her role as mission coordinator, Allison was responsible for planning and orchestrating medical missions around the globe in different developing countries, including Brazil, China, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico and Vietnam. Currently, Allison serves on the strategic planning committee for the Princess Anne Country Club and is the president of the Aloha Circle which raises funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters.
Brandi Shaw, office manager, joined Olympia in 2007 with eight years of office experience. Among her many duties as receptionist and administrative support, Brandi handles all incoming calls regarding maintenance requests and office space leasing inquiries, giving her an opportunity to be in daily contact with our current and future tenants. She is also involved with lease administration, is available to assist whenever and wherever the situation presents itself throughout the office, and she is the chief administrator for the security systems protecting all of Olympia’s commercial properties.