About Campana Waltz
Campana Waltz has earned an excellent reputation for achieving results in the commercial real estate community. We find tremendous value in networking and building long term relationships. All Brokers and Agents of the firm are extremely active in professional and charitable organizations. Knowledge of the market, proven strategies and vast contacts are what enable our Brokers and Agents to insure results for Campana Waltz clients and investors.
Thomas P. Waltz - Principal Broker
Principal Broker Thomas P. Waltz (Tom) is a veteran of the Commercial Real Estate industry and is the cofounder of Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate. LLC He has over 25 years of experience in the Hampton Roads market area. Mr. Waltz has sold or leased a wide variety of Commercial properties throughout the region. Mr. Waltz sold the world renowned Historic Chamberlin Hotel in Hampton, Virginia. This transaction was recognized by the Virginia CCIM Chapter as one of the most significant real estate transactions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Mr. Waltz graduated from Christopher Newport University (CNU) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate. During college he worked at United Parcel Service and learned the valuable lesson 'Time is Money" and employs that concept into his business and that of his clients.
Through the years he has successfully worked with Fortune 500 companies, municipal governments, Educational institutions, various local and regional businesses and start up companies pursuing the American Dream. Tom has held numerous leadership positions with a variety of Professional and Civic organizations. Tom is married to his wife Janis and they have two sons, Anthony and Travis. Both sons have their real estate licenses with Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate.
Vincent (Skip) A. Campana - Supervising Broker
Vincent (Skip) A. Campana is the cofounder of Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate and was previously the Supervising broker of Drucker & Falk's Virginia Commercial Sales and Leasing division for over twenty years. Prior to Drucker & Falk, Mr. Campana founded ALCAM Real Estate, a commercial development / construction and brokerage firm.
Mr. Campana began his career in real estate in 1977 with Eastern International, a regional commercial development firm, responsible for all marketing and property management of a portfolio that exceeded 5,000,000 square feet in Virginia. Mr. Campana's specialty is orchestrating commercial real estate investment be it a Class A office building, neighborhood retail center or a 200,000 square foot warehouse facility.
The secret in Mr. Campana's eyes is real world experience, understanding the components i.e. finance, construction of the deal and effectively evaluate the risk/gain factor. There is much to be said for thinking outside the box. Mr. Campana is a resident and native of Williamsburg. He graduated Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. He is an active member of the Old Dominion University Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Advisory Board, served on the James city County's Economic Development Authority (EDA) for twelve years as well as being a Past Chairman in 1996, Ex-resident (1997) of Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, involved with Peninsula Home Builders Association, Tidewater Association of Realtors, Boy Scout Troop 103, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Citizens Planning Association (Architectural Planner), Director for the Housing Partnership Initiative, Historic Triangle Real Estate Group and the Chesapeake Bank Advisory Board.
He has a passion for his family, his dog (Murphy), boating on the James River and skeet shooting.
Jane Ruehrwein - Partner/Executive Administrator
Jane Ruehrwein is a Partner and Executive Administrator with Campana Waltz. She acquired her real estate license in 2010 and is also a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her duties are to provide administrative support to the Campana Waltz Brokers, in other words - she runs the office. After taking a couple years off to live in the mountains of Colorado, she returned to Hampton Roads to work again with Tom and Skip. Jane has 20 years of administrative and office manager experience and is a graduate of Adirondack Community College In Glens Falls NY. She spends her free time with her family and their activities include biking, hiking, and bowling. She also enjoys reading, exercising, playing Bunco, and going to the shooting range. Jane and her husband Michael celebrated their 30th wedding Anniversary in 2012. They have 2 sons, Mike and Christopher. While in Colorado, Jane hiked the State's 2 highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. Jane was raised in Schuylerville, NY, and currently resides in Suffolk.
Ron A. Campana, Jr. - Associate Broker
Ron A. Campana, Jr. has been specializing in Sales & Leasing of commercial properties since 2003.
Ron is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. At VCU, Ron was on the Dean’s List, as well as, an active member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Ron is distinguished by his dedication and active involvement in the Community; he found the largest based blood drive on the East Coast.
Ron is also an Eagle Scout with Williamsburg’s Troop 103. He is a board member on the Board of Zoning Appeals for James City County, is actively involved with the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE), Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Economic Progress Committee. Ron is the Co-Founder of the Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg and was the recipient of the Membership Star of the Year from the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
Since the inception of Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate. LLC., in August of 2006, Ron has been instrumental in the sale and lease of numerous properties in the Hampton Roads area. Ron is also an avid actor and was raised in Williamsburg where he still resides.
Vince A. Campana III - Associate Broker
Vince A. Campana, III acquired his Real Estate Salesman license after graduating from Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Va at the age of eighteen. Afterwards he attended Radford University and then Christopher Newport University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in History. He is a vivacious agent and prides himself on constantly going the extra mile for his clients. Though he is highly experienced in dealing with a variety of commercial sales and leases he has earned a sterling reputation in dealing in Retail and Industrial applications. His persistence, personality, and passion for "getting the job done" make him a valued asset in finalizing The Deal.
Beyond real estate, Vince is active with various organizations such as the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce and the York County Chamber of Commerce.
In 2009 he was accepted too and graduated from the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute.
In 2007 Vince co-founded along with his cousin the Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg which he is still actively involved.
He is also a professional skydiver with over 900 jumps and works for Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg, Va on weekends that he isn't selling real estate.
Travis M. Waltz - Sales/Leasing Associate
Travis M. Waltz earned his real estate license at the age of eighteen, and is also pursuing a degree in Business Management and Administration. Travis specializes in the sales and leasing of Office and Industrial Properties. Within the community Travis has been actively involved with Meals on Wheels, Knights of Columbus, and the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America. Travis was raised in Newport News, and currently resides in York County.
Janice Lewis, CCIM - Director of Leasing and Business Development
Janice graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University at Montgomery with a B.S.B.A. majoring in Economics. Work experience includes Contract Specialist for the U S Army in Stuttgart, Germany, Project Analyst for an international manufacturing firm in York County, where she first became involved in commercial sales and leasing for her employer. After 2 years of real estate experience in this capacity, she joined CB Richard Ellis in Norfolk Virginia. Since 2003, she was responsible for the leasing of 15 to 20 commercial properties totaling over 400,000 sq. ft. with Brooks Real Estate in Williamsburg VA. Janice continues to focus on the Greater Williamsburg Area with Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate, as well as servicing clients’ real estate requirements throughout the Hampton Roads Peninsula in both the leasing and sales capacity. Janice reaches out to the local, regional and national markets to satisfy her client’s real estate requirements. After several years of study and specialized experience, Janice recently completed the process to earn the CCIM designation.
Janice works directly with all municipal and civic organization to increase her skills and knowledge of the key issues and people in her community. She believes in working closely with all parties, private and public, to insure satisfaction in a smooth and successful transaction. Her knowledge and experience, education and access to tools in market analysis pertaining to local as well as in the wider business environment allows her to meet her clients and customers real estate needs as well as help them to succeed with their overall business objectives. Her philosophy is simple; to exceed expectations! Janice is married to Senior Chief Gary Lewis stationed at Yorktown Naval Weapon Station and resides in Newport News with their daughter Isabel. Janice also has two older sons, Dru and Richard.
Janice currently serves on:
- Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Alliance - Armed Forces Committee - Chairperson Veteran's Support Team and membership committee.
- Kiln Creek Professional and Business Association (York County and Newport News Virginia), - Architectural Review Board
- Peninsula Youth Orchestra - Chairperson of the Board
- Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Member in good standing.