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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

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

Nuckols - Ashland Road

Manakin-Sabot, VA


33± acres

33± ACRES in Goochland County WATER in Ashland Road SEWER close by ZONED - A2 COMP. PLAN - Industrial development TAX ID/GPIN: 48-1-0-10-0 READ MORE

Nuckols - Hockett Road Parcel

Goochland, VA



32± acres

32± ACRES in Goochland County WATER and sewer close by AGRICULTURAL zoning RESIDENTIAL zoning possible PROPERTY is partially wooded TAX ID/GPIN: 58-1-0-79-0 READ MORE

Charlotte 360

Drakes Branch, VA


208± acres

FLEXIBLE SELLER that will subdivide frontage lots for commercial use 208± ACRES in Charlotte County Growth Area CORNER of Highway 360 and Route 47 WELL DRAINED rolling topography COUNTY WILLING to entertain a variety of uses SALE PRICE: $1,300,0... READ MORE

Kirkland Farm

La Crosse, VA



314± acres

SEVEN individual fields connected by a solid, well kept internal road system VARYING timber class and age structure across the property. Current timber data available TWO spring fed ponds with well constructed dams LONG EDGES along the fields crea... READ MORE