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Overview

"I enjoy being the quarterback of a team of real estate professionals charged with obtaining land use entitlements to realize a vision and economic opportunity."

Jeff obtains a variety of land use approvals for developers, businesses, institutions and landowners in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and other jurisdictions.  He brings his political, economic and technical background to bear as he guides clients through the complex layers of governmental land use entitlements, a process that is dominated by competing and conflicting interests.  Jeff uses creativity to overcome apparent regulatory obstacles to development and redevelopment that does not neatly fit in the zoning ordinance.

Jeff also understands the commercial real estate industry.  He counsels clients on deal structure, contract negotiations, development and redevelopment, financing and dispositions through sales or leasing.  Jeff understands the business decisions his clients have to make and the information they need to make those decisions.

Recognition

Named to Virginia "Legal Elite," (Real Estate/Land Use), Virginia Business, 2017-2018

Selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star,” Real Estate, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2016

Named to "Legal Elite,” Young Lawyer (Under 40), Virginia Business, 2012-2014, 2016

Named “Young Leader of the Year,” Urban Land Institute Richmond District, 2012

Eagle Scout

  • Virginia Legal Elite

Experience

Experience

Overcame significant neighbor opposition to rezone of 120 acres in Hanover County for a mixed-use, live, work, play community with a potential expansion of the County’s real estate tax base in excess of $100 million.

Built support with neighboring community associations to achieve a rezoning of 55 acres in the City of Richmond for multi-family and single-family residential community that will rejuvenate the Jahnke Road corridor with a potential $55 million dollar expansion of the City’s real estate tax base.

In-fill rezonings for middle market homes, community revitalization projects, medical office, a private school campus and for repurposing historic buildings in Henrico, Chesterfield and Richmond.

Obtained approval for a wireless communications facility that changed nine years of precedent; obtained rezonings for other wireless communication facilities.

Expanded sports tourism capacity in Chesterfield with a rezoning of 30 acres for a sport complex; represented a not-for-profit soccer club in the development of the complex.

Representation of university foundations in land acquisitions and dispositions.

Representation of a healthcare system in land use, and development, acquisitions and dispositions, full-time leasing, and factional-share leasing matters.

Representation of a national wireless communications carrier in zoning, ground leasing and tower leasing matters.

Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator for WLUF Panel discussion on Tax Reform:  Key Takeaways for the Real Estate Industry
  • Moderator for WLUF Panel discussion for Oh the Places They Will Go:  Millennials' Impact on the Richmond Housing Market and Its Suburban Areas
  • Moderator for WLUF Panel discussion on Retail Disrupted:  How Shopping Center Owners and Tenants are Adjusting to the "New Normal"
  • Baltimore, MD, 09.24.2018

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

ULI Virginia, Chair for Mission Advancement (Richmond); Past Sponsorship Chair, Reality Check Co-Chair, Past Co-Chair Richmond Young Leaders, Implementation of Young Leaders Mentorship Program that continues today

Urban Land Institute Rose Fellowship for Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Shockoe Valley Redevelopment, Fellowship Liaison and Coordinator

Chesterfield County’s Northern Jeff Davis Corridor Plan, Strategic Planning Committee Member

Partnership for Affordable Housing, Facilitator for Public Sector/Private Sector discussions on affordable senior housing in the Richmond region

Chesterfield Mega Site,  Supervisor selected discussion participant for community discussion on the project

Home Building Association of Richmond

Richmond Multi-Family Council

Richmond Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Jeff is a life-long Redskins fan who cannot wait for the Snyder era to end.  His wife Kristy has only known the Snyder era and keeps asking when the team will be good.  The team’s performance is not helping Jeff raise two new fans in Archer (7) and Brantley (3).  Outside of raising two energetic boys, Jeff enjoys yoga, golf and keeping abreast of political news and trends.  After college, Jeff worked on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns.  The Geiger family enjoys spending time at Lake Anna, OBX and cheering on the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

The William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

The College of William & Mary, B.A.

  • Virginia
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