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.

High-dollar condos set for Libbie and Grove

A rendering of the Tiber condos planned for 510 Libbie Ave. (Courtesy of

New condo projects have been scarce in the Richmond area since the economy tanked, but Scott Boyers and John George are taking the plunge.

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.