Commercial Real Estate

The year in review, by the square foot

Richmond’s commercial real estate scene was newsy in 2012, with no fewer than 30 new apartment deals and one developer’s continued buying spree.

Biotech firm makes room for 400 new faces

Biotech 8 building

A Richmond company described by its chief executive as “popping at the seams” is moving forward with the massive second phase of an expansion to its downtown headquarters before even finishing the first phase.

Town center planned near technology park

The zoning rendering for Meadowville Town Center

A longtime Chesterfield developer is laying the groundwork for a mixed-use project that would include up to 400 apartments and about 200,000 square feet of retail next to the new Amazon distribution center.

Plan B: Just pump the gas

BP at Libbie and Grove avenues

A developer who this year saw his plan for a large mixed-use project at Libbie and Grove avenues squashed by neighbors’ protests is now the proud owner of a gas station.

Today’s special: Cash on the table

Towne Center West

Hungry to fill a recent vacancy, the owner and developer of Towne Center West is taking an unconventionally public route to lure in a new restaurant tenant.