Tranzon Team

Tranzon LLC

About Tranzon Fox

Tranzon Fox is a full-service auction company providing real estate auction and accelerated marketing services, as well as liquidations of business and other financial assets for corporations, financial institutions, trustees, individuals, and estates. Tranzon Fox is part of the Tranzon, LLC network of experienced and highly respected auction companies located throughout the United States. Together, the member companies in Tranzon comprise one of the leading real estate auction companies in the nation, with more than 30 offices from coast to coast. The professionals working at Tranzon companies have conducted more than 10,000 auctions in 47 states and the District of Columbia, and have collectively sold more than $1.4 Billion in assets since the Company’s formation.

 

Tranzon Fox represents Tranzon in the Mid-Atlantic region, and has multiple offices that serve Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Deleware and West Virginia. In 2009, Tranzon Fox conducted over 200 auctions which resulted in over $91 million in sales.

 

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Corporate Office

121 Pennsylvania Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

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757-473-3000 757-473-9787

The Team

  • Steven Fox

    President, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Steven I. Fox has been the President and Chairman of the Board of Tranzon Fox since July 1990. Under his leadership, Tranzon Fox is currently the largest auction firm member of Tranzon, LLC. He has a wealth of diversified experience in sales, marketing, and management in the manufacturing, aviation and auction business. He was a mergers and acquisitions specialist for The Faris Group of Baltimore and vice president of marketing and general manager of Fox Quality Baking Company. After several years in a corporate marketing position with Xerox Corporation in 1981 and prior to founding Tranzon Fox in 1990, Fox spent a number of years with Michael Fox Auctioneers (then Michael Fox International, now Go Industry) in a national sales position.

    Fox is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in systems engineering. He is also an instrument rated helicopter and fixed wing pilot and uses both to the benefit of Tranzon Fox clients. Fox is the majority owner of the largest public use reliever general aviation airport in Virginia, Hampton Roads Executive Airport.

    Steven I. Fox has served as the President of Tranzon, LLC, and has also served on its management committee.

  • David Barnhardt

    Auction Associate, Tranzon Fox

    5321 Strawberry Hill Dr.
    Charlotte, NC 28211

    David was born and raised in North Carolina. Real Estate has been his career and passion for 25 years. He is a practical and objective broker with a reputation of achieving goals through strong and steady tendencies. Impeccable to his word and action, Barnhardt is a broker’s broker.

    “Charlotte is my lifelong home. I love the City, the people and North Carolina. I work hard to benefit my clients and our community.”

    N.C. Broker #18640
    NAR Member #55410595
    Vistage #2034
    Past Director and Delegate Member National Association of REALTORs
    Executive Vice President N.C. Association of REALTORs 2003-2007
    President Charlotte Regional REALTOR Association/CMLS 2004
    CRRA REALTOR of the Year 2006
    CRRA Humanitarian Award 2007
    WBT Good neighbor Award
    Paul Harris Fellow
    Boy Scouts Troop #17 Assistant Scout Master
    BA Urban and Regional Planning East Carolina University 1986

  • Cyndi Burruss

    Marketing Consultant, Tranzon Fox

    3819 Plaza Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Cyndi Burruss has been a member of the Tranzon Fox Northern Virginia team for 2 years and has been a licensed Realtor in Virginia for 8 years. Prior to Tranzon Fox, Cyndi has had a diverse sales career. She worked at AT&T Communications for 11 years where she held multiple positions and finished her last 3 years selling long distance to small business customers. After AT&T Cyndi was the Director of Sales at Learning Tree International located in Reston, VA. She directed and supervised 100 call center representatives that specialized in selling high-tech computer training. She then continued as Director of Sales for Valucom located in Vienna, VA where she and her sales team sold telecommunications software.

    Cyndi is a graduate of Lynchburg College with a degree in Computer Science. She received her Masters degree in Management Information Systems from George Washington University.

  • John Cates

    Auction Associate, Tranzon Fox

    2606 Grant Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27608

    John Cates has deep roots in NC. He grew up in Chapel Hill and currently resides in Raleigh. John has a large extended family in Orange County along with two sons and a daughter.

    John is an experienced businessman with an extensive background in retail and sales management. He has founded and operated successful businesses. He is a licensed real estate agent and negotiates real estate and personal property auctions for individuals, banks, corporations, and investment groups.

    John is an active member of Hayes Barton UMC, and currently serves as a Stephen Minister. He is an Eagle Scout, a Business Management graduate of North Carolina State University, and holds Executive Certificates in Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from The University of Notre Dame.

    In his spare time John is restoring his family farm and is an avid tennis player.

  • Blanche Chisum

    Marketing Associate, Tranzon Fox

    3305 Amber Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28409

    Blanche has a family of Real Estate People – Husband is a Builder/Developer and sons in real estate brokerage and another with background in mortgage lending. After a successful corporate Regional Sales Manager career Blanche decided to join be in the family business she had been on the fringes of for the past 25+ years. Blanche received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University and Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University. Focusing for Tranzon in Raleigh and Eastern North Carolina allow Blanche to see the beauty of both land and ocean. Passion for the transition of real estate ownership and a love of people make Tranzon Fox a great match. Blanche will tell you that “Auctions are an Exciting, Fun, and Thrilling Business and I am glad to be in the auction business with Tranzon!”.

  • Lisa Eure

    Executive Assistant to President - Business Dev., Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Lisa Eure has been involved with real estate for nearly 30 years. She started her relationship with land by working for her father’s company, Hoggard-Eure Associates – a firm based in Portsmouth, Virginia providing engineering, surveying and planning services for local developers and landowners. Sixteen years ago, she affiliated with William E. Wood and Associates, a real estate company serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina and that is annually named among the top 50 independent real estate companies in the nation. Lisa worked for two of the partners and co-owners of the firm – initially as Assistant to W. Breck Wood and later, Assistant to Richard B. Thurmond. Wanting to “dig deeper” into the world of real estate, Lisa obtained her real estate license and launched a career as a property manager with the company’s Property Management Department – ultimately handling a portfolio of 60 properties.

  • Elizabeth Fox

    Regional Manager, Virginia Beach Office, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Bee is responsible for marketing and operations for Tranzon Fox. An attorney licensed in Virginia and Maryland, she served as senior city attorney for Virginia Beach for ten years, where she was responsible for real property acquisitions and represented the Virginia Beach School Board. Prior to her work with the City of Virginia Beach, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division of Maryland's Department of Licensing and Regulation, where she prosecuted license violations for the Real Estate Commission and the Horse Racing Commission. Bee also completed a judicial clerkship for The Honorable Judge Robert L. Karwacki, Maryland's Court of Special Appeals. Bee is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

    With regard to volunteer activities, in 2007, Bee was appointed by the Virginia Beach General District Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children, advocating for children in cases of child abuse and neglect. Other charitable activities include: participation annually since 2002 providing fund raising services for the Muscular Dystrophy "Crystal Ball", the foremost fund raising events in Hampton Roads, having raised over $1,866,000.

  • Margaret Hilldrup

    Administrative Assistant, Tranzon Fox

    7 N. Robinson St.
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Margaret serves as a Closing Coordinator for Tranzon Fox along with providing general marketing support.

  • Jeffrey Levin

    Treasurer, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    With a background in corporate finance and investment management, Jeff serves as the Treasurer of Tranzon Fox, the largest member company of the Tranzon group.

    Jeff is one of the founders of Tranzon and served as its president for its first seven years. He is credited with executing the strategy that created Tranzon in 2000.

    He is a certified financial analyst. Jeff is a principal in the Richmond VA based firm of Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm. Formerly, he held the positions of Director of Research and Chief Financial Officer of Scott and Stringfellow Financial, Inc., a Mid-Atlantic brokerage and investment advisory firm (now owned by a major regional bank). He also served as an investment banker and research analyst with Scott and Stringfellow and as a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co (now Accenture).

    Jeff is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in commerce, and has an MBA from the University of Richmond.

  • Page Londrey

    Account Manager, Tranzon Fox

    PO Box 7448
    Richmond, VA 23221

    Page received her undergraduate degree from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has assisted Bill Londrey and Tranzon Fox in various capacities for many years. Most recently she has focused on working with buyers and auction day coordination.

  • Bill Londrey CAI

    Partner, Tranzon Fox

    PO Box 7448
    Richmond, Virginia 23221

    Based in Richmond, Virginia, Bill focuses on serving the real estate disposition needs of the banking, trust, legal and corporate communities throughout the United States with particular concentration in North Carolina and Virginia. During his 25 years with the company, Bill has managed some of the largest bankruptcy auctions in company history, including a $30 million retail center in West Virginia and numerous multi-property, multi-million dollar commercial and residential dispositions. Other engagements include hundreds of consultations and transactions for trusts and estates, Chapter 11 debtors, special servicers, lender OREO managers, senior bank credit officers and workout professionals. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Bill was the highest-producing individual Tranzon team member. Bill received his BA from Washington & Lee University in 1988.

    Professional Licenses:
    North Carolina Real Estate Broker, License Number 215347
    Virginia Real Estate Sales Person, License Number 0225 025681
    ‘Designated Person,’ North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board

    Professional Affiliations:
    Past President, Business Finance and Turnaround Association
    Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
    Associate Member, Risk Management Association
    Virginia CLE Panel Speaker, "Bankruptcy Sales: A Legal and Practical Primer"
    Member, Tranzon Executive Committee , 2001-Present
    Member, Tranzon five-person Management Committee, 2009-2012
    Member, NAA
    Member, VAA
    Board of Trustees, Trinity Episcopal School, 2013-Present

  • Austin Long

    Auction Sales Associate, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Having grown up in the greater Hampton Roads area and in sales, Austin is in his element meeting new people, developing relationships and coming up with solutions. With over 8 years of diversified sales experience, he is comfortable working with both corporate and private sellers. He is focused on problem solving by bringing real estate agents and sellers a unique model to get their properties sold.

    Austin is heavily involved in his community and enjoys helping others. He has been able to combine his love of surfing and helping others by participating in Wounded Warriors Surf Camp, providing an empowering experience for injured service members and their families. He received his BA from Coastal Carolina University in Communications & Economics.

  • David McMurrer, PRI

    Auctioneer, Tranzon Fox

    3819 Plaza Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    David has life long ties to Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. He has been a resident of Leesburg since 1976. David has one son, two daughters and one grandson.

    David has been involved in the auction industry since 1977. He started working the ring at Equine Auctions in 1982. David has worked the ring at Equine Actions throughout the United States and Canada, including the American Quarter Horse World Championship Show sale in 1995 and 1996. He works the ring each year at the American Pony finals Pony Sale. David also works the ring at a verity of purebred cattle sales throughout the Mid - Atlantic States. David has experience in office furniture and equipment auctions as well.

    David has held a Virginia auctioneers' license since 1993. VAL#2905001989. He attended both the Nire School of Auctioneering and the Professional Ringmen's Institute.

    Memberships:
    National Auctioneers Association
    Virginia Auctioneers Association
    American Quarter Horse Association


  • Suzy Murphy

    Sales and Finance Manager, Tranzon Fox

    3819 Plaza Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Suzy Murphy has been a member of the Tranzon Fox Northern Virginia team since 2005 and is a licensed auctioneer. During her tenure at Tranzon Fox, clients with whom Ms. Murphy has worked have realized more than $50,000,000 through the successful sale of real estate and personal property. In addition to live auctioneering, Ms. Murphy is the company finance manager overseeing the day to day company business. She also is sales manager for the Tranzon Fox team. Formerly Suzy was director of single seller marketing for real estate in the Baltimore-Washington region and has successfully coordinated national marketing efforts for multiple commercial listings. She has particular experience assisting in the identification and qualification of buyers with extensive experience overseeing property-related due-diligence and creation of Tranzon Fox’s industry-recognized property information packages. In addition to her auction training and background, Ms. Murphy has more than ten years experience as a tax professional with significant experience relating to the tax consequences of the sale or exchange of real estate and related wealth and estate management issues.

    Ms. Murphy is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering where she was elected Secretary of her class. She has participated in on-going continuing education in the real estate field. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics from George Mason University where she was a national champion collegiate debater. Ms. Murphy actively volunteers in her community and has served as an auctioneer for charities including the Baltimore Junior League, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and others.

  • Zeb Nemier

    Director of Website Marketing, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Zeb has been with Tranzon Fox since 2001. He is responsible for marketing for the multi-seller real estate auctions(“MSA”) in the Southern Division region. He coordinates MSA marketing campaign implementation, including web-based advertising, and in-house production of property information packages (PIPS), ensuring market exposure for each piece of real estate. Zeb also prepares complex PIPs and handles web-based advertising for feature properties in stand-alone auctions.

  • Kiley Pike

    Director of Marketing, Virginia Beach Office, Tranzon Fox

    121 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    For the auctions handled by Tranzon Fox's Virginia Beach, Virginia, headquarters and operations office, Kiley is responsible for developing the marketing programs and executing select portions of those programs, including the design and placement of newspaper ads and digital ads, as well as the design and distribution of broadcast e-mail campaigns. He also oversees the design of direct mail and the process of list selection and acquisition for those mailings.

    Kiley is a magna cum laude graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College (now known as St. Andrews University), with a bachelor's degree in business and economics. Many of his advertising designs have won awards from the Virginia Auctioneers Association.

    Kiley specializes in marketing significant commercial real property auctions and was the winner of the 1999 Tranzon Fox Marketing Award for his work on a $40 million bankruptcy auction.

    In 2013, he played a role in marketing approximately 150 pieces of real estate, including commercial, residential, lots, and land.

  • Rachel Rabinowitz, GRI

    Vice President, Tranzon Fox

    111 S. Calvert St
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Rachel has successfully worked with Tranzon Fox auctions since 2007, selling a wide range of properties in diverse marketplaces. By training and by nature, she is an Estate property specialist. Above all, Rachel’s clients appreciate her dedication to superior customer service and sensitivity to the needs of estate executors and trustees.

    A graduate of The Park School of Baltimore, The George Washington University, and The Sotheby’s Institute of Art London, Rachel has also excelled in the personal property side of the auction industry. Including; an internship with Sotheby’s London Collectors Department and employment with both Alex Cooper Auctioneers of Towson, MD and Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Appraisers of Chevy Chase, MD.

    A native Baltimorean and avid art collector, Rachel is a patron and docent at The Baltimore Museum of Art. She is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Maryland. Professional affiliations include; membership to the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the Woman’s Council of Realtors, and The National Auctioneers Association.

  • Michelle Stein

    Director of Marketing/Operations, Tranzon Fox

    3819 Plaza Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Michelle is responsible for marketing and operations for the Northern Virginia office of Tranzon Fox. Michelle has provided the marketing support for over 1000 auction properties since 2001. She is the former owner/manager of Davie Ledbetter Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been active in real estate since 1983.

    Education:
    University of Florida, B.S. Marketing - 1982

    Professional Licenses and Designations:
    Real Estate Broker, Florida 1986
    Real Estate Broker, Virginia 2001

    Community Activities:
    Clifton Betterment Association, President 2002 – present
    Occoquan Watershed Coalition, Board of Directors, 2004 – present

  • Jeff Stein

    Partner, Tranzon Fox

    3819 Plaza Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Jeff concentrates primarily on Real Estate auctions and has represented a wide variety of real estate clients from banks and corporations to private owners. He has been an active real estate broker since 1985 and has sold over $300 million in property throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. He is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. Jeff is the Sales Manager of the Washington-Baltimore Region and is Principal Broker for Tranzon’s Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and West Virginia operations.

    Professional Licenses, Affiliations and Designations:
    •Virginia Real Estate Brokers License - 1988
    •Maryland Real Estate Brokers License - 1993
    •North Carolina Real Estate Brokers License - 1995
    •South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License – 1997
    •Washington D.C. Real Estate Brokers License – 2004
    •West Virginia Real Estate Brokers License - 2007
    •Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) - 1986
    •CCIM Candidate
    •National Association of Realtors
    •National Auctioneer’s Association
    •Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association

    Education:
    •University of Virginia, BA. Economics - 1980
    •George Mason University, MBA course work - 1992 – 1995

    Community Activities:
    •Southwestern Youth Association, Commissioner of Soccer and Board of Directors – 1995 – present
    •Fairfax County Athletic Council, Member – 1997 – present

  • Linda Terry

    Auctioneer/Broker/Partner, Tranzon Fox

    225 Gun Club Road
    Richmond, Virginia 23221

    Linda Terry has been a Broker/Auctioneer with Tranzon Fox, an affiliate of the national Tranzon Franchise, since 1998 and a Partner since 2005.

    Linda focuses on selling a wide variety of property using the benefit of open competition to obtain the highest possible prices for Sellers, using live and worldwide on line bidding. From well-worn estate homes to hotels, to high end resort property, Linda gives individualized attention to each Seller, helping them through the auction process from start to finish.

    Full time in the auction business since 1987, Linda is a member of the elite group of Certified and Accredited Real Estate auctioneers. Her sales place her in the top 1% of REALTORS® in the area, and she is a member of the Honor Society, and a designated “Distinguished Achiever” for over 10 consecutive years. Linda adds to agent earnings by encouraging them to participate by bringing buyers and sellers to auctions. Community Service work includes Habitat for Humanity, HOME, and benefit auctions for many churches, schools and other non-profits throughout the year. Recognitions include one of the “INC 500” fastest growing companies in the nation and the “Rising 25” fastest growing firms in the Richmond Metro area. In 2013, Linda was inducted into the Omega Tao Rho Fraternity, an elite group of Real Estate specialists devoted to service and excellence in the Real Estate profession.

    Linda is currently an approved Contractor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to sell surplus property, and serves on the Auctioneer’s Board as its first female gubernatorial appointee. From 1991-1994, Linda was an approved Contractor for the RTC, the governmental agency entrusted with liquidating assets of Savings & Loans nationwide. Linda’s team sold and appraised millions of dollars in bank assets. Linda is qualified to serve as an Expert Witness on real estate matters.

    • Gubernatorial Appointee, Auctioneer’s Board, Commonwealth of Virginia 2014-2021 (first woman)
    • Director, Virginia Association of Realtors 2014-2016
    • President, Richmond Association of Realtors 2013 (boasting over 5,000 members, RAR is the largest trade association in Virginia)
    • Auctioneer of the Year, 2009 - State of Virginia (first woman so honored)
    • Achieved two amendments to Virginia Statutes in favor of Auction Sellers July, 2009 and July, 2011, with a third pending for 2015
    • Former Governor, Commercial Information Exchange
    • Past President, Richmond Apartment Owners Association
    • Past Vice President, Women’s Council of Realtors
    • Graduate of Leadership Institute, Inaugural Class, Richmond Association of Realtors 2010
    • Member, Certified Residential Specialists
    • Certified Instructor- National and State Auctioneers and Realtors Associations, Tranzon LLC
    • Designated Accredited Auctioneer, Real Estate/Graduate Realtors and Auctioneers Institutes
    • Judicial Certified Expert Witness
    • Virginia Notary Public #218667
    • “Rookie of the Year” Virginia Auctioneers Association and voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by Mendenhall Auction School Class

    Her clients’ own words:
    “I want to thank you for your efforts in this transaction. There is no doubt in my mind that the sale of the property by auction with you and your company generated the highest possible price and resulted in a quick settlement.” Richmond Attorney

    “Richard and I are so pleased with the results of our auction. It could not have gone more perfectly! Reaching a number greater than our asking price over the past year with a conventional real estate firm tell me that we got market value or better.” Nags Head Seller

    “Thanks for all your hard work. We appreciate your time and effort to bring about a respectable sale of Royall Oaks.” Heir, Goochland Estate Property

    “You were outstanding to work with! Thanks for your professionalism and your ability to keep all of the balls happily in the air without letting any of them drop”. Long & Foster Agent

    “Just a note of thanks for assisting me in the sale of my marina…you were GREAT! I really felt I got a lot for the money… the communication and follow-up from you and the staff were far above what I expected. It was so nice to see real pros at work.” Outer Banks Marina owner

    ”I truly could not have chosen a better person to represent the farm than you. I am so very grateful for all that you have done and continue to do to get ready for this event.” Suffolk, VA heir

    See Linda’s current auctions at www.tranzon.com

  • Tammy Wright

    Administrative Assistant, Tranzon Fox

    225 Gun Club Road
    Richmond, VA 23221

    Tammy Wright joined Tranzon Fox’s team in 2017. Tammy brings to Tranzon over 30 years of sales, marketing, design, and customer service experience. She provides marketing, proposal preparation, customer service, and administrative support for the Richmond, VA office.

    Prior to Tranzon, Tammy owned an advertising, marketing, and design firm for over 23 years. During that time, her firm was named one of Richmond’s largest firms according to Inside Business Magazine. She has won numerous advertising industry awards for design in print media as well as website design. Since closing her firm, she was the sales and marketing manager for a low voltage security company and for a General Motors regional accessory distributor.

    Tammy has been a member of the Hanover County Rotary Club for over 25 years and has served as president. She was co-chair of the largest fundraiser for over 10 years, raising over $250,000 during that time span, and was made the youngest and only female honorary member at the time. She served as business liaison between Hanover County and businesses located within the County to assist in developing a better environment for business owners within Hanover County. She served as president of the Business Advisory Committee for Adults with Disabilities for the Hanover County Community Services Board for four years. Tammy has also served as committee chair and/or co-chair for various committees for the non-profit Festival of Trees in partnership with Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center for over six years. She was president of the Small Business Development Committee within the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and a board member on the Quality Council of Greater Richmond. Tammy has also received numerous community involvement related awards for her efforts towards the betterment of others, including the Gratitude Award for Contributing to the Economic Vitality of the Region for her participation in the Greater Richmond Business Visitation Program run by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; the Jean C. Harris Award for Excellence from Hanover County Community Services Board; and the Hanover County Rotary Club’s Award of Excellence for putting service to others above herself.