Justin French

9 felony counts for French

Richmond developer Justin French was released from Richmond City Jail after being arraigned on nine felony counts. Plus, BizSense has learned who was supposed to be paid by the bad check.

French tax credit records raise red flags

State records obtained by Richmond BizSense show that developer Justin French has received an unusually large amount of tax credits for renovating historic buildings. Several contractors said that the rehab costs reported by French in his tax credit applications are close to double the typical range.

French saga takes new twist

An embattled developer’s plan to wrest control from an investor might not be working quite as planned.

Union First sues Justin French

Union First Market Bank filed a lawsuit filed last Friday seeking to place seven of his properties, for which they hold the deed of trust on, under receivership by court order.

In development feud, writing is on the wall

It’s not often that a spat over tax credits inspires graffiti artists. Developer Justin French said he supports the local artists who painted messages on the exterior walls of the Scott’s Addition industrial property they rent from him, messages not so subtly aimed at French’s tax credit purchaser for the renovated building at 1509 Belleville… Read more »

French’s bills pile up

A dispute between a Richmond developer and one of his investors has left several local contractors in the lurch, and at least one has already sued.

‘Strategic’ default?

One of the most active developers in the City of Richmond is letting some of his property go into foreclosure so that he can expel an investor and renegotiate his loans with his bank. That investor happens to be one of the biggest companies in Richmond.

Solar contractor expands his orbit

One of Richmond’s solar contractors has started a firm that he hopes can better compete for work across the Mid-Atlantic region, and another local builder is investing in the company.