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General Background

Brooks F. McCabe, Jr. has been involved in commercial and investment real estate for over thirty-five years.  Mr. McCabe is an Associate Broker and Broker of Counsel to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Expectations Realty, Commercial Division where he is active in commercial brokerage with BHHSGER Commercial agents.  He is currently the Managing Member and Broker of West Virginia Commercial, LLC, General Partner of McCabe Land Company, LP, and Managing Member of Fleming Commercial Properties, LLC, which are all active in commercial real estate, land, and mineral interests within West Virginia.  As broker for WV Commercial, Mr. McCabe oversees management, leasing, development, and sales for McCabe Land Company and other investments in which he is directly involved.  He also does his consulting and real estate advisory assignments through WV Commercial.

He is married to Barbara Given McCabe and has a daughter, Katie, and two grandchildren.

Work Experience:

Early in his career, Brooks served as Assistant to the Director for Planning and Development in the WV Governor’s Office of Federal/State Relations, Coordinator of the Comprehensive Housing Program, and Director of the Disaster Recovery Office.

More recently, he served four terms as a State Senator representing Kanawha County and chaired the Senate Economic Development Committee.

Currently, he is serving as a Commissioner of the WV Public Service Commission.


Brooks holds the academic degrees of Doctor of Education from West Virginia University, with concentration in planning and community development, and Master of Education (Education Administration) and Bachelor of Science (Management Engineering), both from the University of Vermont.


CCIM, National Association of REALTORS, AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners


Brooks has received numerous awards for his work in commercial real estate and for his public service to the State of West Virginia, including: YMCA Spirit of the Valley Award, WV Land Trust s Special Places Individual Award, The Council of State Government s Toll Fellowship, Entrepreneur of the Year for Commercial Real Estate in WV, and the United Way of Kanawha Valley Volunteer of the Year Award.


Brooks serves as The Chief Business Commentator for The State Journal and regularly writes commentaries on business and economic development. He is also an avid reader of West Virginia history and has published several articles relating on the state s history and its economic development. He is currently working on an economic history of Charleston as seen through the eyes of four families.