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Bryan Balazs




Bryan Balazs has lived in Charleston, WV his whole life. He’s a graduate of Charleston Catholic High School and went to the University of Charleston on a rowing scholarship. He’s had his own lawn care business for over 30 years. Prior to joining WV Commercial, he worked for a reputable maintenance company and a property management company in the Charleston area. He joined the team at WV Commercial in 2011 and worked under Joe Neil’s supervision in property management maintenance. In 2014, He earned the position of Maintenance Supervisor, which he still holds today. He is well-versed in all areas of maintenance and property management and is a great addition to our company.

Kristin Dent




Kristin Dent serves as Director of Accounting & Property Management at WV Commercial.  Mrs. Dent graduated from West Virginia State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

In her role at WV Commercial, she is responsible for overseeing all financial and property management activities.  Her role offers her a very unique perspective as she handles operational issues one moment, and management level strategy issues the next. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of McCabe Land Company LP, performing the accounting and property management tasks for the Amazon facility in Huntington, WV, and she also assists in overseeing the daily activities of WV Commercial.  This requires her to maintain a high level of organization, daily communication with employees at every level, and an in-depth knowledge of property management accounting and the commercial real estate market.

Prior to joining the team at WV Commercial, Mrs. Dent spent eight years working at one of the largest chemical, pharmaceutical, and life science companies in the world.  She held the positions of Accounting Assistant, Construction Accountant, and in her final position she was the Lead Fixed Asset Analyst for all North American crop protection facilities.  Her position was to be relocated out of state, but she opted to leave the company and pursue other opportunities within WV.

Cathy Dent




Cathy Dent serves as an assistant to the Director of Accounting and Property Management.  She attended West Virginia State University where she studied Business Administration.  Mrs. Dent recently retired from the Financial Manager position that she held for over 25 years with a company that specializes in the engineering, design and fabrication of structural fiberglass product.

In her part time role at WV Commercial, she assists with the day-to-day activities, and is responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Barbara McCabe




Barbara McCabe is a native Charlestonian. She is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Following college, she was a residential real estate agent with Home Finders, Inc. and obtained her GRI. She has worked in the real estate business for the last 35 years, and is currently the accounts manager for West Virginia Commercial, LLC, and Fleming Commercial Properties, LLC.

Brooks F. McCabe, Jr.


(304) 347-7510


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.