Sperity is a coined term, a combination of Inspire, Prosperity, and Integrity. We strive to bring all of those aspects to every interaction that we have, whether it is with a client, a customer, a competitor, or with anyone else.
We are a commercial real estate and business brokerage firm that works under a different model than anything else we’ve seen in the field. With the emphasis on treating our employees as a team, we incentivize excellent customer service and making sure that the whole company is working on every deal that we take on.
We have worked especially well with restaurants, churches, and real estate developers. Each member of our team comes with an extensive background in one or more of these specialized fields. Before taking on projects outside of these specializations, we analyze each one on a case by case basis to be sure that we will provide superior results.
A 35+ year native of Richmond, Robb is our leading specialist in religious-use facilities and mixed-use development. An active member of the community, Robb serves as a Lead Investor with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
With 14+ years of experience at Rocketts Landing, Robb was involved from the very beginning of the project, assembling the parcels that would be incorporated into the one and a half mile stretch of mixed use along the James River. Along the way, he did anything and everything that needed to be done with the disposition of real estate on the project – sold residential and commercial condos, managed commercial space, sold land and commercial properties, and leased office and retail space.
Until recently, Robb and his wife, Belinda, were FamilyLife’s city ministry directors for Richmond and lead the Weekend to Remember conference, a marriage and family ministry. With over 10 years of experience in ministry and over 16 years in the real estate industry, Robb feels blessed that he is able to combine his passion for ministry and knowledge of real estate. As he says, “Most people have to choose between their career and their calling. I am very thankful that I get to combine my real estate career with my passion for ministry every day.”
Robb and Nathan have been working together for years, even before they teamed up officially over two years ago. When the time came to branch out, it was a natural step to continue working together to bring others into the team and enhance the service that they were already providing to so many developers and church clients.
Veronica King Wiles is a native of Virginia and has lived in the Richmond area for 30+ years. She was raised in a family of nine siblings, where she quickly learned the skills and value of negotiation and how to bring people together from different vantage points to achieve the best possible outcome.
After her studies in Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, she married and she was blessed to raise three now-adult children with her husband.
Over the last 25 years Veronica has enjoyed being involved in community outreach and church and civic organizations. In the civic community she was a member of Parent Teachers Organizations, President of Swim Team Boards, a Room Mother, Softball Coach, and Talent show manager and director. In her church communities, she directed Children’s productions, served on Mission Committees, sang in choirs, lead and hosted a Community Group in her home, and presently serves for a 5th year as a Mentor Mom to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).
As her children thrived and grew older, she provided executive leadership to her husband’s mortgage brokerage firm. Serving for 8 years, their company helped hundreds of Virginia residents secure financing for their real estate transactions.
In recent years, she owned and operated a residential and commercial cleaning business, where she served a highly selective clientele. She managed and facilitated cleaning services to churches, corporate apartments, and homes ranging from 2000 to 12,000 square feet.
Veronica looks forward to serving the commercial real estate industry in the Central Virginia area. She is excited to bring her life experiences and vast knowledge of working with people to the market, and considers it an honor and privilege to serve towards the Vision and Mission of Sperity Ventures. Veronica has been a vital part of the team since mid-2016.
Nathan Hughes, CBI, CCIM
Nathan Hughes has been a full-time business broker and commercial REALTOR® since 2005. With an emphasis on teamwork and customer service, Sperity Real Estate Ventures was founded in September 2015. Combining the decades of full-service real estate and business brokerage experience with his own business and restaurant experience, Nathan has carved a niche for himself in the Richmond restaurant market.
Nathan earned his CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) designation from the International Business Brokers Association in 2014. The CBI designation is only awarded to members that have met stringent educational and experience requirements, and that hold themselves to high ethical standards. Continuing education and constant improvement is a hallmark of a CBI.
After several years of classes and preparation, Nathan earned his CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute in 2018. The CCIM designation denotes that the wearer has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate.
Giving back to the industry and being involved in the community is important to Nathan. He currently serves on the Board of the Economic Development Authority for the City of Richmond, and in mid-2017 wrapped up a term on Commission of Architectural Review for the City of Richmond. Nathan has been and continues to be very involved with the REALTOR® associations, currently serving as a Director on the Board for the Virginia Realtors and as a Director on the Board for the National Association of Realtors, as well as a variety of committee work on the local, state, and national levels. For several years, Nathan was involved with Special Olympics of Virginia, and helped each year with the planning of their fundraising event, Over the Edge.
Links to specific articles about individual brokers and about the company:
“Real estate broker leaves longtime firm” in Richmond Bizsense on October 21, 2015
“RVA Food News: Behind the Scenes of a Restaurant Sale” in Style Weekly’s Short Order section on May 13, 2014