Born and raised on a Virginia farm just outside the City of Richmond, Lory Markham has always been fascinated by settlement patterns and how urban growth happens. Her professional history, market knowledge, and passion for making places better equip her to work toward the continued growth of Richmond.
Lory graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University and earned her MA in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. After two years at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, she continued her public service at the City of Richmond. As Principal Planner for the City of Richmond, Lory served as Secretary to the city’s Planning Commission and managed the review of all development projects in the City that needed special approval. Her contributions to development in the City were recognized in her selection as a “Top 40 Under 40” by Style Weekly.
After over a decade of experience in with the City of Richmond, Lory started a planning consulting company, Markham Planning, and joined One South Commercial as a commercial agent. Her extensive knowledge of the Richmond market, zoning and development review process, historic tax credits, and neighborhood development has made her a prominent figure in the Richmond real estate market. And her focus remains in making places better and maximizing their potential.
Richmond Association of Realtors
VA Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Real Estate Sales License
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Lory's extensive experience as a principal planner at the City of Richmond gives her an insider understanding of the regulatory approval process for properties that are poised for new construction or redevelopment.
"The process through the City can be complicated and time-consuming. But at the end of this process, the property can be worth two to three times the value that it was before.
Watch Lory talk about how her in-depth understanding of this process brings a unique value to One South Commercial clients that they won't find elsewhere.