NoVa production agency sets Richmond HQ plan in motion

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Motion Video is moving its headquarters from Fairfax to Manchester’s Aragon Coffee Building. (Mike Platania)

A recently launched firm has made a jump cut from Northern Virginia to Richmond.

Video production agency Motion Video has leased 4,600 square feet at 211 W. Seventh St. in Manchester’s Aragon Coffee Building as it moves its headquarters from Fairfax to Richmond.

Co-founder Tristan Pelligrino said the company will maintain a presence in Northern Virginia, but is moving the bulk of its operations to Richmond.

“We’re looking to have a national footprint … but Richmond will be our base in terms of post-production and operations,” he said.

Along with co-founder Justin Brown, Pelligrino got Motion Video rolling earlier this year.

The agency works with internal marketing departments and outside marketing firms to create video content.

Tristan Pelligino

Tristan Pelligino

“Anyone from a small startup to large global organizations or Fortune 500 firms,” Pelligrino said of Motion’s target market.

The company plans to move into its new digs as early as Sept. 1.

With a team of seven, Pelligrino said, Motion is growing and hiring rapidly. He hopes to have between 20 and 30 employees in Richmond and six satellite offices over the next few years. It currently has a satellite office in Louisville, Kentucky.

“The big thing is we’re looking to hire folks in all areas of our business … We’re hoping to tap into talent at VCU and other universities in Richmond,” Pelligrino said.

When looking for space in the city, Pelligrino said, the firm was drawn to Manchester’s accessibility to downtown. Its neighbors in the Aragon building include Twisted Ales, a new arrival to the local brewery scene.

Connie Jordan Nielsen and Alex Wotring of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented Motion in lease negotiations.

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