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A Firm With Over Three Decades of Results

For over 35 years, West Virginia Commercial has been a leader in the state’s commercial real estate market. We specialize in brokerage, development and property management. Our clients range from national retailers to local entrepreneurs, public agencies to AAA-rated office users. By combining our intimate market knowledge, established relationships and the skills and resources of a national firm, we are able to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

In 1980, Brooks McCabe and Rudy Henley founded McCabe-Henley Properties in Charleston, West Virginia. McCabe-Henley quickly became a leader and innovator in the commercial real estate market. It was the first firm in the state to direct a condominium conversion into an apartment complex for low-and-moderate-income families. It was also the first to use industrial revenue bonds to rehabilitate multi-family housing.

McCabe is also credited with a major role in the revitalization of downtown Charleston, WV. He played a major role in the repurposing of many local landmarks, such as the Kanawha Bank and Trust Building, the Capitol City Building and Imperial Tower.  In addition, McCabe became a major developer in Fairmont’s downtown

By 2009, McCabe-Henley was reorganized and renamed as West Virginia Commercial, with Brooks McCabe as Managing Member and Broker. We focus our work on brokerage, development and property management. Henley remains as an Associate Broker, among his other business interests.

We represent clients ranging from national retailers to local entrepreneurs, and public agencies to AAA-rated office users. We provide comprehensive real estate services and deliver results through our experience and established relationships, together with skills and resources of a national firm.



“Your firm provided a service to me that was well beyond my wildest expectation. Can’t tell you how much I am in your debt.”

David Thalheimer


“Brooks McCabe was an invaluable resource for local market knowledge for a 65,000sf office client who needed other potential options besides their current location. Since I wasn’t familiar with the Charleston market it would have been very difficult for me without Brooks who helped tremendously. He is easy to work with and most importantly…honest and ethical. ”

Pat McDowell Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle


“Since 2007, Brooks has successfully assisted us with two significant development projects, one in Charleston and a second, more recent one in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The sites for our facilities have unique technical, service and cost requirements, and also must be supported by the surrounding communities. Brooks and his team took the time to identify and understand our unique requirements. They then helped us identify, obtain community support for, acquire and develop excellent sites for our Charleston and Clarksburg facilities. ”

Steven S. ViceVP Business Development, Dismas Charities, Inc.


“You out-shine all our other brokers with your timely and positive reporting. ”

Tawnie Larson, CPMTransaction Manager, CBRE Oklahoma


“Brooks was tireless in his search…he was always available to us, he was on top of any new listings and gave us valuable advice and guidance during the process. Brooks is a top notch professional; he knows and loves this community and the respect other realtors have for him was so obvious in all of our dealings. I recommend him without reservation. He is a good, hardworking, knowledgeable professional who never lost his calm demeanor as the group of us went through ups and downs of trying to find the right place to continue and expand our mission. ”

Barbara BayesMSW, Retired Executive Director, Good News Mountaineer Garage


“Senator McCabe brings a level of expertise, knowledge and creativity to projects that is unparalleled. Other dimensions that Brooks brings to the table are his depth and breadth of knowledge about urban development and redevelopment; his personal knowledge of the history of all real estate in the greater Kanawha Valley; and his strong and numerous personal relationships within out community and state. All of these attributes are of immense value to all of Brooks’s clients. ”

Thomas A. HeywoodManaging Partner, Bowles Rice LLP