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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

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


97± acres

96.85± 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. 2,000'± of frontage on Lewis Creek FRONTAGE on Shen... 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 | SOLD

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

Dr. Brown Tract | SOLD

Farmville, Virginia

Recreational, Timberland


317± acres

High-quality timberland/recreational investment opportunity offering strong volumes of merchantable pine fronting New Store Rd (VSR609) and Buckingham Springs Rd (VSR635). The timber is comprised of 195± acres of 28yr old planted pines (‘89) , 21± a... READ MORE

Surry Lumber H Tract | SOLD

Dendron, VA

Recreational, Timberland


382± acres

HIGH QUALITY timberland/recreational investment opportunity offering approximately a mile of frontage along Hollybush Rd (VSR618) just west of Elberon in Surry County. THE TIMBER IS COMPRISED OF 294± acres of pine plantation (control burned and plan... READ MORE

Huber Home Tract | SOLD

Dendron, VA

Recreational, Timberland


333± acres

HIGH QUALITY timberland/recreational investment opportunity offering approximately .6 miles of frontage along Hollybush Rd (VSR618) and .6 miles of frontage along New Design Rd (VSR616) west of Elberon and adjacent to the county schools complex in Su... READ MORE

Huber #2 Tract | SOLD

Dendron, VA

Recreational, Timberland


177± acres

HIGH QUALITY timberland/recreational investment opportunity offering approximately .7 miles of frontage along New Design Rd (VSR616) just west of Elberon and adjacent to the county schools complex in Surry County. THE TIMBER IS COMPRISED OF 142± acr... READ MORE

Byrdwood on the James River

Charles City, VA

Farm, Recreational, Timberland


635± acres

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO TOUR ESTATE QUALITY FARM in a beautiful agricultural community, with development potential. 1.8± MILES of road frontage on state maintained Route 613. 4,450± FT of frontage on the James River. LOCATED BETWEEN Jamestown & Richm... READ MORE

Mount Alto Road

Scottsville, VA



174± acres

174± ACRES lot for sale WOODED RURAL PROPERTY POTENTIAL uses include recreation, large acreage home sites LOCATED on Mount Alto Road (Rte. 735) off of James River Road near Scottsville BEAUTIFUL views of mountains APPROXIMATELY 20 minutes to dow... READ MORE


Port Royal, VA


322± acres

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER VALLEY farm on Portobago Bay RIVER FRONTAGE of 2000± feet provides a choice homesite. TOTAL FRONTAGE on Snowden Road (state route 681) is 4670± feet 220± ACRES in a high state of cultivation, balance in edge, timberland. BEAUTI... READ MORE


Caret, VA


870± acres

ESTATE QUALITY grain and timber farm in one of the most productive and beautiful agricultural communities of Virginia. LONG ROAD FRONTAGE on US Route 17 and state route 625. 354± ACRES in a high state of cultivation. 240± ACRES of timber which may... READ MORE

Liberty Hall

King William, VA



1,000± acres

LIBERTY HALL VIDEO LIBERTY HALL is private and a beautiful combination of forest, fields, marsh, and water resources including the river, creeks and ponds. 1,000± deeded acres. 2± MILES of Pamunkey River frontage. 150± ACRES tillable for corn, so... READ MORE