Who we are
What sets us apart
7 Hills Advisors is the only firm focusing exclusively on representing tenants and commercial users of space with offices in Central and Southeastern Virginia. Why is this important? We do not represent any professional landlords for leasing or property management, which eliminates all existing and future conflicts of interest. This allows for total objectivity to effectively evaluate and negotiate all alternatives. Additionally, our in-house workplace strategy and project management capabilities enable our team to provide comprehensive service from planning to the successful completion of a project.
Who we are
7 Hills Advisors is a locally owned, independent commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm with offices in Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Across these product types, we have completed in excess of 1,000 transactions. We utilize a proven, results oriented, value-added approach to each assignment, and have relationships and networks to successfully execute transactions locally, regionally and nationally.
What we do
7 Hills Advisors is a client-centric firm with a talent for assisting small, medium and Fortune 500 companies with lease renewals and new requirements, as well as acquisitions, dispositions, strategic planning and consulting. We are focused on outcomes, not volume. Our superior service begins with strategic planning, continues through due-diligence, negotiation, legal, design, construction, and move management to project completion. Our end goal for all clients is to help them make educated, well informed decisions and achieve economically favorable results.
What we do
Cole is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia and spent his college summers working in various professions and trying to fly fish as many western rivers as possible. Interested in a career in sports marketing, Cole headed south to Atlanta, GA after graduation. While working for the Atlanta Braves, Cole realized that both the size and sprawl of the big city and the nature of the sports marketing business were not a good fit for him.
A random set of circumstances and some good fortune brought Cole to Austin, TX, where he joined the Trammell Crow Company. At Trammell Crow, he was mentored by an incredible individual who shared his passion for real estate and for the tenant representation business with Cole. Since moving to Austin in 2001 and relocating to Richmond, VA in 2006, Cole has remained exclusively focused on representing commercial users of real estate. What drives Cole professionally and intellectually is the strategic element involved in achieving the best possible solution for his clients. On a personal level, Cole is motivated by his family, friends and a love of the outdoors.
Through the good fortune of my dad’s profession (USMC Fighter Pilot), I spent my youth on adventure, traversing the country from coast to coast, until finally landing in DC, by way of Central Texas and JMU (class of ’95). I was wooed from DC to RVA in 2000 by my longtime employer, Parkway Properties. After 16 years with Parkway, where I was fortunate to work with great people, wear many different hats and learn an incredible amount, I decided to make a major change, partnering with Cole and Andrew to form 7 Hills Advisors.
Making the change to 7 Hills is like traversing the country again. It is remarkable to be trailblazing with great people. 7 Hills is passionate about our work…we make a difference to our clients, diving deep to understand their objectives, goals, growth, challenges, and culture. We understand that space should be a tangible extension of our client’s brand and vision, with terms as economical as possible and offering maximum flexibility. Our complementing skill-sets, experience and personalities enhance our client-centric process to navigate these challenges, achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Outside of work, I am personally inspired by my family, friends, hobbies, and training hard
Born in England, Andrew grew up and settled in Richmond after attending the University of Richmond. Having the unique opportunity to travel the world, he recognized there are few places offering Richmond’s quality of life and opportunity to raise a family.
Active in the Central Virginia Commercial Real Estate market for 30 years Andrew has represented some of the largest owners, investors and users in the marketplace.
An active business and community leader he has a keen sense of the pulse of the region. His extensive knowledge of the people, properties and process assures successful outcomes.
An unequaled set of skills, credentials and depth of knowledge clearly sets him apart from the competition. Always an advocate for his clients, he navigates and negotiates complex transactions with high attention to detail resulting in significantly better results.
With the exception of a two-year period where Pope earned an MBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School, Pope has spent his entire 15 year career working in commercial real estate in Hampton Roads. Prior to opening the 7 Hills Hampton Roads office with Damon Josue, Pope was an Associate Director at JLL where he was one of the top revenue producers annually. Pope began his career underwriting all types of commercial property as an investment sales analyst at CBRE.
Having worked at larger firms, Pope realized he could be more effective on behalf of his clients by:
- Specializing exclusively in tenant representation
- Eliminating landlord conflicts
- Having more time for every client
- Partnering with great people with complementary skill sets to provide a more complete level of service
Pope is a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University where he twice served as captain of the lacrosse team and earned All-American and academic All-American honors. In 2014, Pope was inducted into the Washington and Lee Athletics Hall of Fame. In high school, Pope was the 1997 Richmond Times Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Pope lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Erin, their son, and two dogs. He coaches youth travel lacrosse and will find any excuse to be on the water fishing or surfing or in the water spearfishing.
Damon is a Hampton Roads native who grew up surrounded by Architecture/Design and Construction.He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 and started a career in Washington, DC planning and designing commercial office space.His passion to develop workplace solutions has led to amazing relationships with Corporations, Associations, and Government Agencies.This diversity in clientele has led to a well versed knowledge of workplace application ranging from architecture, engineering, furniture, technology, infrastructure, and security.The core of what Damon finds intriguing, is understanding what makes each and every organization unique.Real Estate solutions should support all facets of your business.Bottom line costs are always a factor in real estate decisions, but if you can also develop an environment that supports an organizations culture and allows their talented staff to be more engaged and productive in their work day, a business can truly flourish.
The drive to provide real estate solutions focused solely on tenants led Damon to team with Pope Hackney to start the Hampton Roads office of 7 Hills Advisors.Being able to provide Workplace Strategies, Brokerage Services and Project Management would allow tenants to have cohesive planning of their real estate solutions early in the process.
Outside of work, Damon enjoys spending time with his family (typically cooking) and living life on the water.He also enjoys volleyball, golf, and coaching the soccer teams for both of his daughters.
Who we serve
Maxim Health Care
Retina Institute of Virginia
Richmond Physical Therapy
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
Davenport & Company
Fidelity National Title
Hanover Insurance Group
International Special Risks
Liberty Mutual Insurance
North American Life Insurance
Southern Trust Mortgage
Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan
KBS General Contractors
Blue Sky Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Richmond Assoc of Realtors
Brenner Evans & Millman
Goodman Allen & Filetti
Harman Claytor, et al.
Parker Pollard Wilton & Peaden
Virginia Bar Association
Bureau of Reclamation
Linxx Global Solutions
ABS Technology Architects
Campo Frio Group
Charlotte Portable Storage
Independent Container Line
Lansing Buidling Supply
Mid South Distribution
Silver Eagle Marketing
Commonwealth Partnership Group
Ecological Solutions Professional
MARKETING & CONSULTING
Good Run Reseach
CONSULTING ADVISORY SERVICES
United Methodist Family Services
West Creek Associates
Journey Christian Church
T Parker Host
A representative sample
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