Real Estate 2023: C. LEE WARFIELD
CHAIRMAN, CEO AND PRESIDENT, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD | THALHIMER, RICHMOND
Warfield has led Thalhimer, one of the state’s oldest and largest commercial real estate firms, since 2016.
Thalhimer Realty Partners, one of the company’s subsidiaries, is part of the team developing Richmond’s $2.44 billion Diamond District, a mixed-use project that will include a replacement baseball stadium for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team. Richmond City Council approved the project in May.
Earlier this year, the firm announced the rebranding of its residential property management division as Thalhimer Multifamily, adding more than 1,000 multifamily units to its management portfolio.
Warfield is Thalhimer’s fourth CEO since its 1913 founding. He joined Thalhimer as an associate broker in 1995, specializing in site selection services for regional and national retailers, as well as land assemblage and predevelopment leasing. He became director of the retail services group two years later, working with national retailers Home Depot and Walmart.
A 1985 graduate of James Madison University, Warfield leads the real estate firm’s 10 offices and 450 associates in Virginia.
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