Jonathan Spiers

Jonathan Spiers joined BizSense in early 2015 after a decade of reporting in Wilmington, N.C. Prior to that he was with the Henrico County Leader. The Virginia Tech graduate covers residential real estate, advertising/marketing, government and other news. Reach him at [email protected] or (804) 308-2447.

Ad agency branching out with media services division

Coming out of a restructuring period that saw its ranks nearly halved, one of the longer-running agencies in Richmond’s ad scene is regrouping with the launch of a newly branded division that its leaders describe as reflecting a shift in the industry.

The Agenda: Local government briefs for 8.19.19

Carvana delivery

Carvana and a data center-solar farm hybrid are back before Chesterfield’s Planning Commission, Henrico lays groundwork for Regency Square’s mixed-use transformation, and a Richmond firm advises Petersburg and Ashland on bond refinancing.

Council to meet tonight on proposed Navy Hill arena referendum

Less than two weeks after a hastily called announcement that the proposed Navy Hill development was ready for public review, Richmond City Council is set to meet tonight in the second of two last-minute meetings to decide whether to put the $1.5 billion project’s financials to voters in a referendum in November.

The Agenda: Local government briefs for 8.12.19

Lots happening in Henrico this week with a $105 million bond issuance tied to a recent referendum, rezoning and permit requests for a shopping mall’s mixed-use conversion, a local architecture firm’s design contract goes up again, and a desired indoor arena for the county remains in play.

$3M Rothesay Circle deal tops July home sales

The nearly $3 million purchase of a 12,000-square-foot mansion overlooking the James River eclipsed all other Richmond-area home sales in July, coming in more than $1.5 million above the next-highest sale in a month that was full of million-dollar deals.