Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent residential real estate brand by sales volume, will open a new office in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, this spring.
Long & Foster has leased space at 313-315 N. 24th Street. Initially, around 12 sales associates will work from the location, with plans to grow from there. Set to open in April, this will be Long & Foster’s 17th location in the greater Richmond area.
“The Church Hill area is a prime spot for a new Long & Foster office, because it’s in the middle of one of the fastest growing markets in the Richmond region,” said Brian Haug, senior vice president for real estate and mortgage. “We are always looking for opportunities to grow Long & Foster in key locations where agents can engage directly with their community and clients.”
The new office is in a mixed-use development that includes apartments, commercial space and a community center. Part of the project made use of a renovated 90-year-old former industrial building known as Nolde Garage. It sits across the street from historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, a landmark that dates to 1741 and was the site of Patrick Henry’s famous “liberty or death” challenge to the British crown.
David Gragnani will serve as the managing broker. He also oversees two other Richmond-area Long & Foster offices. David Seibert, a Long & Foster agent since 2008, has also assisted Long & Foster in establishing the new office. His team will begin operating out of the Church Hill office by April 1.
Gragnani, a lifelong Richmond resident who grew up in the nearby Fan District, said the new location will play host to educational workshops about buying, selling and owning a home for neighborhood residents. Agents are also eager to help out with the community’s many popular festivals and activities, he said. As he looks to build a team, Gragnani said he welcomes agents to contact him if they are interested in working at the Church Hill office. He can be reached at David.Gragnani@LongandFoster.com or (804) 346-4411.
“We’re committed to the neighborhood,” Gragnani said. “As far as real estate within the Richmond city limits is concerned, Church Hill is one of the most active, diverse and vibrant areas. This location will help us better serve the central and northern parts of the city.”
Seibert lives in Church Hill and knows it well. He said the new office features an urban-industrial design against a backdrop of historic architecture, thriving businesses and preserved greenspace. Downtown Richmond is only a few minutes away by car. Restaurants, microbreweries, museums and performance venues are all within walking distance.
“You can’t find a better location for someone who wants to live and work downtown,” Seibert said. “There’s a lot of energy and pride in this neighborhood. It’s a fun place to work, and it’s been a pleasure serving this community for the past 10 years.”
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About Long & Foster Real Estate
Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent brand by sales volume, is part of The Long & Foster Companies, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the nation’s second-largest real estate brokerage and one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. Long & Foster Real Estate is the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate throughout select parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and it is a founding affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a prestigious global network of real estate professionals that includes the Luxury Portfolio International division.
Long & Foster Real Estate has over 230 offices, stretching from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Fair Haven, New Jersey, and from Martinsburg, West Virginia, to the Atlantic Ocean, and it represents more than 11,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. The company, which has a productive commercial business in addition to its residential side, sold more than $31.2 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes nearly 88,000 times in 2016. Visit www.LongandFoster.com for more information.