Since its founding more than four hundred years ago, Richmond has been the strategic center of commerce, innovation, and decision-making in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Richmond MSA offers low business costs, a pro-business climate, robust financial programs, and a smart, creative workforce with solid education and experience in the technical, scientific, and creative professions. With its strategic location in the midpoint of the East Coast, it is positioned to serve northern and southern cities alike. The growing Richmond metropolitan area has a population of over 1.3 million and is recognized as the third largest MSA in the Commonwealth. The region includes not only Virginia’s capital city, but also the vibrant counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico.

The city is diverse, with many finance, life sciences, knowledge-based and advanced manufacturing firms calling Richmond home.

The 5th District Federal Reserve Bank and a District Federal Court are located in the CBD. From creative and educational powerhouses like The Martin Agency and four top colleges and universities such as the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, to cutting-edge energy and health companies like Dominion Resources and Bon Secours, Richmond is teeming with talent, innovation, and business success stories.

Recently, Richmond was named the best small city of the future, the 4th best city for commuters, and the #1 digital city by leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal and With one of the highest concentrations for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies of any city in the country, coupled with over 677,000 workers, many with advanced degrees, Richmond is a vibrant area for doing business.

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Alex Wotring

Senior Vice President

Alicia Brown

First Vice President, Retail Properties

Amy Broderick

Senior Vice President

Ann Albrecht, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources

Annie O'Connor

First Vice President

Birck Turnbull

Senior Vice President

Bo McKown

First Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Brian Berkey

Senior Vice President, Tenant Advisory Group

Brian Felton

First Vice President

Bruce Bigger

Senior Vice President

Catharine Spangler

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Connie Jordan Nielsen

Senior Vice President

Craig Douglas


Danielle Beckstoffer

Senior Associate

Danny Holly

Senior Vice President

David Crawford

First Vice President

David Oddo

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Services

David Smith, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Drew Harbrecht

Senior Vice President, Thalhimer Multifamily

Eric Robison

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Evan M. Magrill

Executive Vice President

George Stuckey

Senior Vice President

Graham Stoneburner, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Gregg Beck

Senior Vice President

Isaac DeRegibus, SIOR

Senior Vice President

James Ashby, IV

Senior Vice President

Jason Guillot

Principal, Thalhimer Realty Partners

Jeff Cooke, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Karla Knight

First Vice President

Kate Hosko

Vice President

Kevin South

Principal, Thalhimer Realty Partners

Kristan Cole

Vice President, Marketing & Brokerage Services
Lee Warfield

Lee Warfield

President & CEO

Mac Ukrop

Financial Analyst, Capital Markets Group

Mac Wilson

First Vice President

Michael Shaia

Senior Associate

Nicki Jassy

Senior Vice President

Paul Silver

Chairman Emeritus

Pete Waldbauer

First Vice President

Reilly Marchant

First Vice President

Renee Pulliam

Vice President - Director of Operations, Thalhimer Multifamily

Rett Turner, CCIM, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Richard Thalhimer

Senior Vice President

Scott Douglas

Senior Vice President

Will McGoogan

First Vice President

Fast Facts

  • Population: 1,320,715
  • Median Age: 39.2
  • Median Household Income: $67,972
  • Employment: 664,452
  • Population: 228,482
  • Median Age: 33.9
  • Median Household Income: $48,487
  • Employment: 114,025

Major Employers in Richmond

Leading Employers

CompanyProduct/ServiceEstimated Employment
Capital One FinancialFinancial Services11,204
VCU Health SystemHealthcare9,313
HCA Virginia Health System Healthcare7,628
Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare 7,136
Dominion Energy Electric and Gas Utility 5,433
SunTrust Financial Services 3,810
Altria Group Tobacco/Wine 3,800
AmazonOnline Retail 3,800
Wells Fargo Financial Services 2,902
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance 2,655
UPS Distribution 2,490
DuPontChemicals and Fibers 2,376
Bank of America Financial Services 1,921
MarkelInsurance 1,886
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Reserve bank 1,882
Elephant Insurance Insurance 1,733
University of Richmond Private University 1,578
General Dynamics Corp. Call Center 1,450
CarMaxAutomotive Retailer 1,306

Fortune 1000 Headquarters

CompanyProduct/ServiceEstimated Employment
Altria GroupTobacco/Wine3,800
CarMaxAutomotive Retailer1,306
Performance Food Group Food Wholesaler 694
Dominion Energy Electric and Gas Utility 5,433
Owens & Minor Healthcare Wholesaler 609
Genworth Financial Insurance1,134
MarkelInsurance 1,886
Brink's Security Services 412
NewMarket Chemicals 1,017
UniversalTobacco Wholesaler 220