About Us

About Harding and Associates

Commercial Real Estate in Richmond, VA.

Joseph J. Harding, III, President, formed Harding & Associates, Inc. in 1979 and has  gradually expanded the scope of services the firm offers. His development experience includes site evaluation and acquisition, demographic analyses, budgeting, national and local tenant lease negotiations, as well as identification and analysis of properties for investors. He is a general partner in several real estate related partnerships and served as a Trustee for Regency Bank of Illinois with responsibility for overseeing a real estate investment in the bank’s portfolio. He also served as an advisor to STRATEGIC SERVICES, INC., a real estate advisory firm.

Prior to the formation of Harding & Associates, Inc., Mr. Harding was affiliated with THALHIMER, based in Richmond, Virginia, as a commercial broker for nine years. In addition to special projects where he assembled over 400 parcels for the Richmond Development and Housing Authority, he specialized in land development, retail and office leasing.

Mr. Harding received his B. S. degree from the University of Richmond, School of Business. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Virginia Association of Realtors and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) degree. He is past president of both the Richmond Commercial Multiple Listing and the Richmond Real Estate Group. Harding & Associates, Inc. is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.


What is a CCIM?
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user.

CCIM Institute is commercial real estate’s value creation organization. A global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries. Roughly 600+ of the 13,000 members are outside of the U.S. CCIM educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and marketing analysis. Through the Institute’s signature designation program – real estate’s most coveted credential – and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies, CCIM has elevated real estate professionals to the highest reaches of the industry. CCIM Institute does this through a comprehensive curriculum based on practical knowledge, and instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network. In addition, CCIM offers its members the industry’s best technology platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Additional information at www.ccim.com.