Robert E. Porter, Sr. formed Porter Realty in 1965. At the time, the company was a one-man business, specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial land and warehouses.
Porter Realty offers more than a century of collective experience in the industry while maintaining the core values of a family-owned firm. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, we are industrial market specialists offering a full range of commercial real estate services. Porter Realty is a leader in the industry, bringing professional experience and extensive knowledge to our clients.
Founded by Robert E. Porter, Sr. in 1965, the firm began as a one-man business specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial land and warehouses. Over the years, the venture grew to handle major industrial facilities and commercial properties.
We are dedicated to forming long-lasting relationships with companies and individuals and are committed to maintaining those relationships with new clients and long-time investors alike. We continue to be most well-known for our expertise in representing sellers and landlords on their bulk industrial and flex buildings and land, though we are seasoned professionals in all areas of commercial real estate, including office and retail sales and leasing, as well as buyer and tenant representation.
We offer a winning combination of knowledge, vision, and creativity that will meet our clients’ business goals today… and tomorrow.
Four of the firm’s brokers are members in the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and hold Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations. The firm is a member of CORFAC International’s network of firms, which links members in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Knowledge is the key to business success. With more than a century of collective experience, we have assisted clients large and small in good times and bad, on projects ranging from raw land development to the sales and leasing of well-established properties.
Looking at a raw parcel of land and imagining a thriving commercial industrial development requires vision. Vision, in turn, must be coupled with action and hard work. We engage in every stage of a project actively and intimately, following it from the initial concept through to completion as a successful business venture.
We pride ourselves on our ability to solve problems big and small by wedding creative thinking with the knowledge of our experiences and a true appreciation for the needs and resources of the client.
In today’s environment, the commercial and industrial real estate marketplace is linked on a global scale and operating at an unprecedented rate. We offer clients the tools to manage information and to focus on the most relevant data, so they are able to act quickly and take full advantage of the best business opportunities.
“Your hard work, professionalism, and networking ability helped us to secure a reasonable offer soon after we listed the property with you.”Director of Development, Virginia Tech