Spilman Short is the Founder and Managing Member of Dominion Diversified Real Estate Group and a member of the firm’s Fund Investment Committee. Serving as the firm’s president, Spilman leads the company’s acquisition efforts for its funds in partnership with sole investors. The primary functions of this role are procuring and expanding direct seller relationships to source off-market transactions and expanding the company’s base of institutional equity partners.
Spilman is a 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and is experienced in the lease, purchase, finance, development and ownership of office, flex, retail, multifamily and hotel properties. Since 2003, Spilman has been responsible for implementing the company’s acquisition strategy and directing transactional activities for assets under management. Spilman has proven adept at finding undervalued assets and off-market opportunities. Spilman’s leadership has resulted in the acquisition of $200,000,000.00 worth of investment properties.
Prior to forming Dominion Diversified Real Estate Group, Spilman held numerous leadership roles with both prominent real estate organizations and operating partnerships, including establishment of Property Resources of Virginia where he completed $150 million in transactions over three years. Property Resources was subsequently acquired by CB Richard Ellis in 1997.
Skilled in all aspects of commercial real estate, notable clients have included Travelers Insurance, Dominion Resources, Brinks, Travelers, Coca-Cola, The Principal, and Bank One.
Mr. Short is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Business Administration and Management and resides in Richmond, Virginia.