Robert W. Hughes

Robert W. Hughes


1900 One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Direct Dial: 804.697.5113
Direct Fax: 804.697.5140
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Bob Hughes is a Director of the Firm. He is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Business Law Practice Groups.


  • Stanford University, B.A., International Relations, 1992
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1999

Work Experience

  • Representation of landlords and tenants in connection with leases of office, retail, industrial, restaurant, medical office, and agricultural properties, and other kinds of commercial real estate.
  • Acquisition and sale of developed and undeveloped commercial real estate.
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in loan transactions, including acquisition, refinance, construction, permanent, and mezzanine financing.
  • Development of commercial real estate projects, including shopping centers, office projects, condominiums, residential subdivisions, and mixed-use developments.
  • Assisting clients in formation of new businesses.

Professional Recognition

  • Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, “Virginia Rising Star,” 2008. Subject of feature article, “Not Your Average Dirt Lawyer.”
  • Virginia Business magazine, “Legal Elite,” Real Estate/Land Use, 2011 - 2012, 2017
  • Virginia Business magazine, “Legal Elite,” Business Law, 2014 - 2016, 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • “Due Diligence Issues & Tensions – Purchaser’s Desires & Seller’s Concerns,” 13th Annual Advanced Real Estate Practice Seminar, sponsored by Virginia CLE - February 2009
  • “Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements: Negotiation and Drafting,” 26th Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar, sponsored by Virginia CLE - May 2008
  • “Negotiating Loan Applications in TIC Deals,” Tenant in Common Association (TICA) Annual Spring Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah (break-out session) - March 2008


  • How Do You Want to Own that Property? Trends and Preferences for Ownership of Real Estate in the Early 21st Century – co-authored outline for workshop presented at International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) US Shopping Center Law Conference - October 2008
  • The Credit Crunch and the TIC Industry, Fee Simple, May 2008

Professional and Industry Affiliations and Memberships

  • Admitted to practice in all Virginia state courts
  • Member
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Virginia Bar Association
      • Real Estate Section
    • Richmond Bar Association
      • Real Estate Section
    • American Bar Association
  • Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) – President (2015) and Board Member

Community Activities

  • Rebuilding Together of Richmond
    • Past President
  • Kings Charter Owners Association, Inc.
    • Past President, Past Board Member and Past Architectural Control Committee Member
  • Cub Scouts
    • Past Cubmaster of Pack 523
  • Church of St. James the Less
    • Past Vestry Member