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William “Bill” Barnett, ALC, CCIM

Senior Vice President & Partner


Richmond Office

Practice Areas

  • Seller Representations Services
  • Buyer Representation Services
  • Fee Consulting Services

Corporate Responsibilities

As a partner with Commonwealth Land, Bill specializes in the brokerage of rural real estate including farms, timberland, waterfront and recreational properties. Bill created a system of tracking buyers, owners and transactions that has been elevated by brokers at Commonwealth Land to provide an unparalleled resource to our clients.


Bill joined Commonwealth in 2001 after a 27 year association with Joyner & Company Realtors where he was Director of the Land Department. Bill has participated in the transfer of hundreds of thousands of acres of rural property. Recent large waterfront transactions include Brandon Plantation (4600 acres), Ware Creek Preserve (2700 acres), Corbin Hall (2038 acres), Hollyfield Farm (1140 acres) and Malvern Hill (870 acres).


Bill has a bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary and he holds a broker’s license in Virginia and North Carolina. He is recognized regionally and statewide for his understanding on the highest and best use of land.


Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)

Past Chairman of the Commercial Council of the Virginia Association of Realtors

Past member of the Board of Director for the Virginia Forestry Education Foundation and past president of the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).

Outstanding Commercial Broker for Richmond Association of Realtors in 2004

Outstanding Salesman of the Year by Richmond Board of Realtors in 1980

Salesman of the Year for the Virginia Association of Realtors in 1981


Richmond Office

My Listings

Rylands Road | SOLD

Woodford, VA



228± acres

228± ACRES just outside Ladysmith, Virginia. GREAT LONG TERM INVESTMENT - Portion of property lies within 2030 Land Use Plan for Light Industrial.  16± YEAR OLD MIXED natural pine-hardwood forest. 4,800’ FRONTAGE along I-95. 2,300’ FRONTAGE on Sou... READ MORE

Cralle Place

Blackstone, VA



489± acres

PROPERTY TOUR VIDEO – Click Here to View UTILITIES AVAILABLE. RECENT SURVEY and timber cruise. “PRIME FARMLAND” SOILS with 140 acres under cultivation.  EXCELLENT INTERNAL ROAD NETWORK provides access to entire property. 94± ACRES ZONED B-G AND... READ MORE

811 Commerce Road

Staunton, VA

Agriculture, Farm


160± acres

160± ACRES of fenced open land.  OPERATING CATTLE FARM with potential for commercial or residential development.  POTENTIAL for commercial or residential development.  UTILITIES are on the site.  1± MILE OF ROAD frontage on Route 11.  FRONTAGE O... READ MORE

Malvern Hill Farm | SOLD

Richmond, VA



872± acres

THE FARM INCLUDES 871± ACRES with approximately one third in cropland cultivation and the remainder in timber. FOUR RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS exist on the property along with numerous barns and outbuildings used in farming operations. RECEIVE INCOME FR... READ MORE

Mulberry Springs

Providence Forge, VA

Recreational, Timberland


435± acres

MULBERRY SPRINGS totals 435± acres and contains more than 2.5 miles of shoreline along middle Chickahominy Lake. This is a recreation investment with diverse entertainment year-round. You will enjoy excellent deer and turkey hunting during the cooler... READ MORE