Robert W. Hughes


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Practice Areas

Business Law
Real Estate



Robert “Bob” Hughes is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business Law Practice Groups.

Bob’s practice focuses on all areas of commercial real estate, including the development, acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, and construction of retail centers, apartment projects, office buildings, industrial facilities, mixed-use projects, and residential developments.

In addition, Bob has represented clients in various business matters, including start-up businesses, and estate planning matters.

The following matters illustrate Bob’s experience:

  • Negotiation of office leases, retail leases, restaurant leases, medical office leases, industrial leases, and other ground and space leases, representing landlords and tenants.
  • Representation of numerous clients in the acquisition, sale and finance of various developed and undeveloped commercial properties.
  • Acquisition and financing (including mezzanine financing) of partnership interests in a partnership that owned a Florida apartment complex.
  • Negotiation of financing documents, ground leases, space leases and purchase and sale agreements in connection with the development of several shopping centers.
  • Acquisition and financing of apartment complexes in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Development of mixed-use condominium project in Farmville, Virginia.
  • Representation of several national clients that acquire properties utilizing tenant-in-common ownership.
  • Negotiation of various transmission and distribution easement agreements and other agreements for a large public utility, including agreements relating to the joint use of rights of way between utilities.

Bob received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1992 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1999, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Politics. He was admitted to practice in Virginia in 1999.

Bob presently serves as an officer and as a board member of GRACRE (the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate).

In addition, Bob is actively involved in various community and civic organizations, including having served as a vestryman at his church, a Cub Scout adult leader, and past president and long-standing board member of the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together of Richmond, which specializes in modifying, repairing and renovating the homes of low-income and disabled individuals.

Bob was listed as a “Virginia Rising Star” in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine in 2008, and was the subject of a feature article, “Not Your Average Dirt Lawyer.” Bob was also listed in the “Legal Elite” articles appearing in Virginia Business magazine as one of the Legal Elite in Virginia in the practice areas of real estate/land use in 2011 and 2012 and business law in 2014, 2015, and 2016.