Sean Hicks represents developers, investors, businesses, lenders, landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing. Sean assists clients with a wide array of commercial real estate transactions, including multifamily developments, educational facilities, hotels, telecommunications transactions, medical buildings, office buildings and industrial spaces, among others.

Sean Hicks represents developers, investors, businesses, lenders, landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing. Sean assists clients with a wide array of commercial real estate transactions, including multifamily developments, educational facilities, hotels, telecommunications transactions, medical buildings, office buildings and industrial spaces, among others.

In addition to real estate acquisitions, sales, and leasing, Sean represents lenders in the negotiation and closing of acquisition, construction and permanent loans in connection with multifamily, industrial and retail developments. He also helps clients create and register residential and commercial condominium regimes, form and operate community associations and transition developer control of community associations.

Sean is listed as a “Rising Star” for Real Estate Law by Virginia Super Lawyers (2017-present), and he has been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2017-present). He is the chair of the Richmond Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, and, in 2017, he was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Manufactured Housing Board.

Prior to entering private practice, Sean was a law clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Carrico, Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Sean earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was an articles and comments editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

  • Negotiated and closed the sale of a 46-unit multifamily apartment building.
  • Negotiated and closed acquisition and financing of 40-unit multifamily apartment building.
  • Represented various lenders in negotiation and closing of multimillion dollar refinances of multifamily developments.
  • Represented various lenders in negotiation and closing of multifamily, industrial, and retail development construction loans.
  • Counseled local private primary school in the acquisition and financing of educational facilities and real property.
  • Represented hotel developer in acquisition and financing of various hotel properties.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in leasing and occupancy of medical, office and industrial space leases.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in ground leasing and options to purchase.
  • Represented a national wireless carrier in regional telecommunications leasing and land use matters.
  • Coordinated creation and registration of various residential and commercial condominium regimes.