Married for 28 years to wife Barbara. One daughter, Katie.
Mr. McCabe 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. Mr. McCabe's professional designations include: the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in the REALTORS? National Marketing Institute. He is a member of various professional associations.
Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., currently serves as Brokerage and Property Management Manager of McCabe-Henley LP. He has been involved in commercial and investment real estate for more than twenty-five years.
By specializing in rehabilitation of historic properties with a focus toward adaptive reuse, Mr. McCabe has been recognized for his efforts in the redevelopment of downtown Charleston's Historic Village District and of downtown Fairmont's Historic District. He has renovated, as developer/owner, more than one dozen properties. Currently Mr. McCabe is managing the redevelopment of Veterans Square in Fairmont.
Mr. McCabe formerly served as Coordinator of the Comprehensive Housing Program of the State of West Virginia and Director of the Disaster Recovery Office (with a $20 million program budget and oversight for $100 million in government funds), both by appointment of the Governor. In addition, he was Assistant to the Director for planning and redevelopment in the Office of Federal/State Relations.
United States Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge
An active supporter of downtown revitalization efforts, Mr. McCabe was a longtime board member of Charleston Renaissance Corporation, which was dedicated to redeveloping the city's downtown. He strongly supports the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its Main Street Program
Other boards on which he has served include the Chemical Alliance Zone, the Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia State College Foundation, the University of Vermont, and The GOW School (from which he graduated), a private college preparatory school for dyslexic students in South Wales, NY.
Sen. McCabe is Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Co-Chair of the Joint Commission on Economic Development.
In 1995, Inc. Magazine and Ernst & Young named Mr. McCabe and Rudy Henley, West Virginia Real Estate Entrepreneurs of the Year.