It all started with an idea…
…a shared passion, and a lot of car rides together.
Commonwealth Partnerships was founded in 2009, but the vision for the firm was born years earlier when Mike Gray and Andrew Ryan attended the University of Richmond. As students, they spent time driving together and visiting various communities in Central Virginia to better understand local market needs and dynamics. Our team shares a common interest in the potential and power of communications and community engagement.
Mike and Andrew launched a firm to focus on specific industries with which they had common expertise and passion: real estate, A/C/E firms, and senior living. They wanted to create a firm that would innately understand the business needs and environment of its clients and forge long-lasting partnerships. Hence the unique industry-specific focus of Commonwealth Partnerships, which helps our clients achieve their business development objectives and focus on what they do best. The firm has grown every year since its founding and continues to provide clients with solutions tailored to their specific needs.
We believe it’s important to give back. Our team members are involved in a number of community and business organizations, including:
- Urban Land Institute
- Housing Virginia
- Home Building Association of Richmond
- Massey Cancer Center and Massey Alliance
- Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
- Public Relations Society of America
- American Marketing Association