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Taylor Long Properties was founded in Richmond, Virginia in 2003 as a full service commercial real estate consulting and brokerage firm. We have established an impeccable reputation by dedicating ourselves, first and foremost, to our clients. It's simple: we listen and fully focus on the specific goals of our clients, then we deliver the best possible results. We are a firm of high standards that can quickly and effectively respond to the needs of our clients' goals and objectives.

The firm's foundation comes from years of experience in market knowledge, completing successful transactions, representing a wide range of services including site selection, tenant representation, leasing and acquisitions. We offer a unique advantage in accomplishing your real estate needs. Taylor Long Properties has been granted the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016 CoStar Group Power Broker Award as one of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms in Richmond, Virginia.

Taylor Long Properties is also an active member of the Retail Brokers Network (RBN), whose members specialize in retail brokerage and benefit from leveraged relationships with owners, developers, and tenants. This association gives us a keen understanding of the commercial real estate market and access to thousands of buyers, users and tenants that can close on a transaction.




Costar Power Broker


Ellen Long, President / Principal Broker
Ellen Long is the Owner and Operator of Taylor Long Properties, Inc. where she serves as President and Principal Broker.

The company was named by Costar as Power Broker in Richmond for Leasing Transactions in 2016. 

Ellen has extensive experience in representing national retailers and landlords and is active in all markets throughout Virginia. Ellen is consistently a top producer in commercial real estate within Taylor Long Properties and throughout the Virginia markets.

Ellen brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in the
retail sector, completing over $450 Million in transaction volume since 2003.

Prior to founding Taylor Long Properties in 2003, Ellen began her career in Commercial Real Estate in 1989 with Paragon Group/Insignia/ESG, Inc. as Director of Leasing and Management. She was responsible for the marketing, leasing and management for a retail portfolio of 2 million square feet throughout Virginia and the Carolinas.

Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Southern Virginia Co-Chair 2006-2009. Ellen was named by Costar as Power Broker in Richmond for Retail Leasing Transactions in 2016.

Ellen is a native of South Carolina where she attended the University of South Carolina.

Currently Serves on the Board for Area Congregations Together in Service (ACTS), an interfaith organization working to prevent homelessness in the Greater Richmond Area.

Member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, serving on Community Service Team.

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Michael C. Weisberg, Senior Vice President, Associate Broker
Mike is a licensed associate broker in Virginia and prior to joining Taylor Long Properties spent the previous twelve years in commercial real estate with Grubb & Ellis/Harrison & Bates and Commonwealth Commercial Partners. Mike’s experience also includes over twenty years as a senior executive in the retail industry with Federated Department Stores, Associated Dry Goods, the Limited, and Thalhimer’s Department Stores where he served as president and CEO.

Mike focuses on the retail sector and specializes in investments, land acquisition, landlord and tenant represenation, disposition, and retail consulting services.

Mike's committment to customer service along with his retail experience and broad scope bring a unique perspective to Taylor Long Properties, making him particularly effective working with investors, developers, retailers and landlords in all facets of the commercial real estate business.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing from Woodbury University. Mike is an active member of ICSC and previously chaired the States Government Relations Committee.

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June Smith, Senior Vice President, Associate Broker
June is a licensed associate broker in Virginia and oversees our Lynchburg, VA office. June's real estate career began in Lynchburg, VA in 1995 where she began as a residential agent for ERA Hallmark Properties until moving to Chesterfield, VA in 2002, where she became a commercial agent with Grubb & Ellis|Harrison & Bates.   In 2006, June and the Principals of Blackwood Development Company formed BDC Realty, LLC, specializing in the leasing and sales & development of commercial retail properties (  June and her family moved back to Lynchburg in 2012 to open several small businesses in the Lynchburg/Forest/Smith Mountain Lake area.  She also formed JH Smith Real Estate & Development Company, LLC ( to continue her residential and commercial leasing.

In addition to brokerage, June is a principal in several retail developments in the Central Virginia market.  June is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.

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Brian Bock

Brian R. Bock , Senior Vice President
A Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia, Brian has been in the Richmond area since the mid 90's. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University, and earned a B.S. in Business with a focus in Real Estate and Urban Land Development and a minor in Economics.

Brian started his career in real estate in residential management, then transitioned into a position as Commercial Portfolio Manager at Thalhimer for over three years, where he learned the "ins and outs" of retail, office and industrial properties. Brian worked closely with leasing agents to evaluate and market each segment of the commercial real estate industry. With a true passion for commercial real estate, Brian knew his calling was to help clients with their needs. He comes to Taylor Long Properties to service not only the property owners, but also as a tenant representative.

Brian's extensive experience makes him capable of working in the retail segment, as well as in the office and medical sectors.

2016 Costar Power Broker Award.

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Kent Cardwell

Kent Cardwell , Sales and Leasing Associate
A Licensed Real Estate Agent and Richmond native, Kent brings 25 years of experience in multiple disciplines of commercial real estate. 

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Kent served as Portfolio Manager for Healthcare Realty, a medical office REIT, where he was in charge of leasing and management of a portfolio consisting of over 540,000 square feet in seven buildings.  Kent gained valuable experience in the retail sector of commercial real estate during his nine year employment with Divaris Real Estate where he represented landlords, sellers, tenants and buyers in addition to managing eight properties totaling over 840,000 square feet. 

Between 1999 and 2002, Kent served as Corporate Real Estate Representative for Dollar General where he completed deals on 83 new stores and 17 relocations.  Kent’s career began at Richmond-based Heilig-Meyers Furniture where he served in multiple positions including Construction Project Manager, Assistant VP Property Management and Assistant VP Corporate Expansion.  Kent’s experience working on the both the corporate and brokerage sides, as well as his experience in management and construction make him ideally suited to serve the needs of Taylor Long’s customers and clients.

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Vania Farnsworth

Vania Farnsworth, Sales and Leasing Associate
Vania is a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, originally from France.

She recently switched to Sales and Leasing after successfully assuming the function of Marketing Director for 7 years. Her experience in that role allowed her to get a complete understanding of the market and negotiating process from prospecting to the completion of a deal.  Vania’s clients benefit from the real estate marketing techniques that she has mastered over the years and is dedicated in providing exceptional service and professionalism. 

Vania proudly earned her MBA from the Reims Business School in Reims, France and has been living in the US for over 20 years. She is bilingual in French and proficient in Spanish.

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Robert W. Marshall, Sales and Leasing Associate  
Robert is a licensed real estate agent in Virginia. Robert’s focus includes land sales, site selection, tenant representation and sales and leasing of commercial properties. Robert is dedicated to extensive market knowledge and is committed to providing the highest levels of brokerage service to his clients.
He is a lifelong resident of Richmond and has established long-term relationships with his clients.

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Robert has enjoyed a proven track record of owning and operating many successful businesses including Yesterdays Restaurant (13 years), catering company, Marshall Oil Company, operating multiple convenient stores and leasing and developing commercial properties with his family.

He is also the owner of Marshall Development which develops and leases properties with family entities as well as other partnership groups. Robert is a member of the ICSC.

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Gayle Hargett

Rebecca von Meister, Sales and Leasing Associate 
Rebecca joins the Retail Sales & Leasing Team at Taylor Long Properties as a licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia, specializing in both Landlord and Tenant representation.

She provides clients with market knowledge including the latest market inventory, rental rates and general market conditions. A 20-year veteran of the customer service industry, Rebecca von Meister shines when it comes to providing peerless customer service and attention to detail - skills that continually impress her satisfied real estate clients.

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Rebecca worked in residential construction & design as a project manager while also developing her own business in the property management and landlord arenas. She is committed to providing the highest level of brokerage services to her clients.

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Gayle Hargett

Krystal Mansfield, Sales and Leasing Associate 
A licensed Real Estate agent in Virginia, Krystal is a native of the Richmond area.

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Krystal began her career with a Fortune 100 company, using her talents for the management of third party supplier companies to enhance the overall quality of their services. After turning her focus to real estate, she has gained hundreds of hours of knowledge in real estate law, ethics, project management, contract negotiations, and finance experience.

Fluent in customer service, Krystal’s skills enable her to provide her clients with exemplary professionalism, and pristine attention to detail.

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James Reid III, Sales and Leasing, Associate Broker 
James is a licensed associate broker in Virginia.  Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties James spent the previous thirty-one years in private industry with the Altria Companies. James is also a small business owner who has negotiated, closed, built out, and successfully opened retail space.

James is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Additionally James holds a Master of Arts degree in Religion with a focus on Leadership.  James is currently pursuing his Doctorate.

James has a passion for coaching, mentoring, and missions and has traveled the globe as a result.  His most recent trip included teaching American football in Turkey and in Israel.  In 2011 James traveled to the Kibera slums of Nairobi where he was part of a mission team that conducted basketball clinics and provided humanitarian aid.  James is actively involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action and currently serves as the Character Coach for the Meadowbrook High School football team.

James’ relational skills are well suited to serve the need of Taylor Long Properties’ customers and clients.



Vania Farnsworth

Valeriya Tesfaye, Marketing Associate
As a Marketing Associate for Taylor Long Properties, Valeriya is in charge of overall planning and execution of marketing efforts and sales support. In her role, Valeriya oversees and directs company’s digital marketing, communications, promotional activities and web presence.

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Valeriya has worked in the field of real estate as Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator for over four years. She worked closely with the brokerage professionals to provide business, marketing and administrative services in support of the firm and its clients.

Valeriya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master's degree in Hospitality Management from South Ural State University in Russia. She is currently completing her Master's degree in Business and Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.

Valeriya is a licensed real estate agent in Virginia and Maryland.

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Vania Farnsworth

Danielle Beckstoffer, Property Manager
Danielle Beckstoffer is a Property Manager at Taylor Long Properties.

Prior to joining Taylor Long Properties, Danielle was on-island concierge at Inspirato, a private vacation club for luxury travelers, in the US Virgin Islands where she performed property management and guest services activities. Prior to Inspirato, Danielle was catering manager at The Hanover Inn At Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and also worked as a Senior Manager in her family’s restaurant operating business.

Danielle has studied at both Randolph Macon and Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and two children.

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