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Leigh Hughes

Vice President

License # 225092147

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Professional Summary

Leigh Hughes represents clients in the sale, purchase and leasing of retail, office, land and industrial properties. While serving as the primary retail broker in the Charlottesville office, Leigh has also been very successful working with office and industrial clients to satisfy their sale and leasing needs. Additionally, Leigh has represented buyers and sellers of retail and multi-family land. Focused on building quality relationships with his clients, Leigh has been successful at implementing sale and leasing strategies for multiple property types in his career.

Leigh is a native of Suffolk, VA and 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor of arts in history. Prior to a transition to Commercial Real Estate in 2003, he worked in the golf industry. Leigh got his start as a broker and property manager for Rivanna Realty, and joined the firm in 2007 upon its acquisition of Rivanna Realty. In his time with the firm, Leigh ascended from Associate to Assistant Vice President in a short period of time through continued hard work and dedication to his clients.

Leigh resides in the City of Charlottesville and is married with two children. He is an avid supporter of University of Virginia athletics, and spends much of his free time competing in a variety of sports, including baseball, softball, basketball and golf.


  • Employee of the year -2011, 2012, 2017
  • Top Producer -2014, 2016, 2017
  • Top 5 Producer -2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in History, University of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Virginia International Council of Shopping Centers, Member


  • Wells Fargo
  • IKON
  • Snyders-Lance
  • Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Pink Palm, Lilly Pulitzer
  • Great Eastern Management Company
  • Which Which
  • The Great Frame Up
  • PB & J Fund
  • Boyd, Caton& Grant Transportation Group
  • USPS
  • Regency Centers
  • Federal Realty
  • Greenlight Biofuels
  • Kid to Kid
  • Ly Management
  • Taziki’sMediterranean Café
  • Slate
  • Comcast/Xfinity
  • Ahold
  • Bank of America
  • University of Virginia Community Credit Union
  • Aqua Carwash
  • Zaxby's
  • Spectrum Therapy
  • Ivy Rehab
  • Building Management Company
  • Turner Enterprises



Restaurants, Shopping Centres

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Land, Office, Retail

Featured Research

Feb 1, 2023

2022 Charlottesville Year-End Office Report

Fundamentals improved in 2022 with increasing rents and declining vacancy year-over-year.
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Jan 26, 2022

Charlottesville | H2 2021 Office Market Report

Office leasing strong throughout 2021.
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Jul 15, 2021

Charlottesville Office | 21H1 Research and Forecast Report

Half a million square feet of class A product delivered within two years’ time
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Featured News

Jan 23, 2023

Colliers Leases Dogwood Square Shopping Center

Colliers is pleased to announce the lease of 21,256 square feet to Planet Fitness at Dogwood Square Shopping Center, located on Greenville Ave in Staunton, VA.
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