Nolen W. Blackwood


Phone: (804) 320-0422,14
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During his time in the commercial real estate field, Nolen has focused on retail leasing, commercial development, multifamily historic rehabilitation and urban infill. His experience in project analysis includes evaluating the economic, demographic, and long-term project feasibility in coordination with cost-benefit analysis.

Nolen began his career in retail brokerage services at CBRE in Richmond where he focused on suburban retail leasing, tenant representation and asset repositioning. At CBRE, Nolen worked with numerous landlords to lease and manage more than 1.4 million square feet of retail space as well as various retailers to identify new store locations. In 2011, Nolen started Blackwood Investments, Inc. and in 2014, he joined Blackwood Development Company to work on a variety of projects across its portfolio.

Originally from Midlothian, Virginia, Nolen has a B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and currently resides in Richmond’s Fan District. Supportive of all things #RVA, Nolen loves how the city, just like his job, provides something new and different every day. He is involved with the , Uptown Neighborhood Association Board, Fan District Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Richmond Hokie Club.

Outside the office, you can find Nolen: playing River City Sports, on or at the James River, visiting one of the latest breweries or restaurants around town or supporting the Hokies.