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.
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.
Robb is our leading specialist in religious-use facilities and mixed-use development. As a Richmonder for most of his life, he’s an active member of the community; Robb serves as a Lead Investor with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Robb was involved in the creation of the Rocketts Landing development in Richmond and Henrico from the very beginning. As part of the project, he assembled 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 – he sold residential and commercial condos, managed commercial space, sold land and commercial properties, and leased office and retail space.
Robb and his wife, Belinda, previously served as FamilyLife’s city ministry directors for Richmond. With 10- years of experience in ministry and two decades in the real estate industry, Robb feels blessed that he is able to combine his passion for both in order to serve Sperity’s faith-based clients. 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.”
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 has been a vital part of the team since mid-2016, and has quickly made a name for herself in representing tenants and buyers in a variety of industries. She has been particularly active in working with women business owners, both in start-ups and well-established companies.
Yvette is Sperity’s New Business Development Specialist. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Yvette made her way to Richmond in 2017. When she became licensed as a realtor in Miami in 2008, she brought her previous experience as a mortgage broker and processor to ensure smooth transactions for her clients.
In addition to real estate, Yvette is the owner of The Wooden Spoon Cafe. She understands owning a small business and uses her prowess to benefit other restaurateurs in search of the perfect location — after investing and flipping her own properties with great success, Yvette has an eye for scouting the perfect opportunity for clients.
In addition to her culinary expertise, Yvette has received accolades in her professional life including her recognition as a member of the Keller Williams’ Million Dollar Club. She has experience in multi-million dollar deals and was the buyer’s agent for a commercial retail purchase of $18 million in South Beach, Miami.
In her free time, when she’s not cooking at home, she enjoys yoga, bicycle-riding, going to the beach and river, camping, and spending time with her granddaughters.
Charles is a Sales and Leasing Agent for Sperity Ventures. He is a Richmond native with extensive experience as a franchise business consultant within the restaurant industry. He has owned and operated three cafes in the Richmond market and worked as a consultant for many franchises, including Hot Stuff Pizza, Which Wich, and the Quiznos Franchise. At Quiznos, he helped develop a process to evaluate store performance.
He has also been a commercial real estate agent for the past 10 years. As Sperity represents many restaurant owners, Charles enjoys sharing his industry experience and insight with clients. His expertise in helping buyers with design, location, and understanding cost is of great value. He also received recognition as Best Business Franchise Consultant of 2019.
His blend of service-industry experience, real estate, and consulting makes Charles a valuable asset to the Sperity team.
In his free time, he enjoys working around the house and spending quality time with his family.
Links to specific articles about individual brokers and about the company:
“Real estate broker moves” in Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 15, 2015
“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