ROANOKE, VA – We at Poe & Cronk were pleased to learn that one of our own, Dennis Cronk, President/CEO of Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group was named to the 2017 list of Most Influential Virginians. The below appeared in the March issue of the Virginia Business Magazine.
Why he is influential: After more than four decades in commercial real estate, Cronk has helped shape some of the biggest deals in the Roanoke region. He also is known as an industry leader on a national scale. A Roanoke native, Cronk says he always has kept an eye out for economic opportunities. “I always look at those things that could support economic development and that bring business to Roanoke,” he says. Cronk served for 12 years on the city’s Economic Development Authority, including five years as its chairman. He’s also a past president of the National Association of Realtors, the country’s largest real estate trade group, which includes service on the board of the National Real Estate Roundtable and on the US–China Residential Building Council. That appointment took him to China where he taught real estate practices to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Recent developments: These days, Cronk says, he is more focused expanding Poe & Cronk’s position in the market place and giving back to his local community. He and his wife support organization such as the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia and Apple Ridge Farm, a 96-acre farm near Roanoke that reaches out to underserved children.