Braxton Pollard
Braxton Pollard
-President, Principal Broker

A Richmond native, Braxton works diligently to fulfill the Pollard & Bagby mission of improving the lives of real estate owners, residents and business in the RVA every day. He first started his real estate career in 1991 as a licensed salesperson after graduating from Hampden-Sydney.

His exposure in real estate has involved property sales, development, mortgage, and leasing. Braxton became a broker in 2007 and currently serves as the President and Principal Broker.

Naomi Sharp
Naomi Sharp
-Residential Property Manager

Naomi is originally from GA but moved to VA in 2011 after her husband retired from the Air Force. She has been in Real Estate and Property Management for almost 20 years. Naomi began her Real Estate career as a Leasing Associate, working in both apartment communities and single-family residential property management companies, and working her way up to her current position as the Residential Property Manager by always putting her residents first and being empathetic to their needs.

Being able to help families find a “home” and seeing that smile on their face, whether it is their first home or third home, it is still “their home,” and assisting her owner’s in maximizing their investments, are two of the many reasons that Naomi enjoys Property Management.

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Kathleen Royster
– Residential Leasing Agent

As a native Richmonder, Kathleen attended Virginia Commonwealth University. She was the owner and operator of “Point of View” custom windows and interiors where she worked out of her home while raising her family. In February of 2013 she changed her career and went to work for a local property management company where she moved up very quickly obtaining her Real Estate License.

In October of 2015 Kathleen became a part of the Pollard and Bagby team. Kathleen has an insatiable desire to help others, whether it is a prospective tenant or the owners that she represents. This desire combined with strong work ethics and dedication have resulted in her receiving Richmond Association of Realtors’ highest achievement award for Top Ten Agents in both 2016 and 2017.

Meredith Hughes
Meredith Hughes
-Residential Leasing Agent

Meredith has been in Property Management since 2011 when she made a career switch from nursing. She worked in multi-family apartment communities in the Richmond area before joining Pollard and Bagby in June of 2018.

She became a licensed Realtor in October 2018 and took on a brand new portfolio of single family and multi-family properties with Pollard and Bagby. She enjoys working with both residents and owners to ensure the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

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– Residential Office Assistant

Wanda’s Career in Real Estate began in 1990. She started with the Company as a Temporary Employee who quickly became a part of the staff. Shortly after, Wanda was promoted to Residential Office Assistant. She has enjoyed working at Pollard & Bagby over the years, making sure that the behind the scenes work flows smoothly. Her years of knowledge and experience plays a huge role to the office staff.

Mary Hardee Receptionist
Mary Hardee

Mary is the receptionist at Pollard & Bagby, Inc. She graduated from Brevard College in 1975. Mary has been in the workforce since then. She is married with two children. Her son is in the Army and her daughter works as an Accountant at the YMCA. Mary has been employed by Pollard & Bagby since 2005.

Sandra Schiess
Sandra Schiess
– Collections Manager

Sandra started her career in the Property Manager field 43 years ago. She began working in a home office for a very prominent property owner in the Richmond area. She then started working for a very large property firm as a Property Manager. Sandra has worked as a Property Manager on high volume properties most of her career. She was also a Property Manager in Syracuse, NY for 10 years, where removing snow off the properties was quite a challenge.

Sandra currently works as a Collections Manager and enjoys Property Management on a much smaller scale. She has enjoyed helping tenants for many years.

Tony Rolando

Tony Rolando

– Commercial Leasing & Sales Manager

A Richmond local, Tony has a life-long passion for helping others through real estate. In 2010, Tony graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. In college, Tony was very active holding positions as Founder of the Economics Club, Founder of the Delta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity, and Treasurer of real estate business fraternity Rho Epsilon. In 2011, Tony received his Real Estate Salesperson License and completed his Broker’s license in 2018.

A licensed Realtor, Tony currently serves as the Commercial Leasing and Sales Manager at Pollard & Bagby, Inc., bringing a wealth of real estate experience ranging from residential single and multi-family units to complex commercial properties. He is currently responsible for the short and long-term operations for a portfolio of commercial properties consisting of retail, industrial and office. Tony focuses on Landlord representation while also serving his clients as an Investor’s Agent.

While not working in real estate, Tony is researching real estate trends and best practices. In 2016, Tony married the love of his life – Bethany, who has helped him realize there is more to life than real estate. Tony and Bethany have a passion for helping animals with a focus of pitbull advocacy. Tony is a Board Member of his local neighborhood civic association and also enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and working outdoors.

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Donna Hobbs
– Commercial Property Manager

Donna is a Commercial Property Manager, Sales and Leasing Agent with Pollard & Bagby, Inc. since 2011. Donna specializes office, retail and industrial sales and leasing.
Prior to joining Pollard & Bagby, Inc, she was as a commercial sales and leasing agent with Century 21 Commercial, earning multiple awards for her dedication, knowledge and service including; Recognized as a Top Agent in 2003, 2004, and 2005, Quality Service Award Winner, and presented with the Distinguished Achiever Award and the Masters Ruby Award in 2005
Donna is a dedicated real estate professional since 2000, experienced in property acquisition, leasing, and sales and management. She offers a comprehensive knowledge of current market and sales techniques, excellent communication and problem solving skills that can transfer to several different positions within the real estate industry.

Professional Memberships
National Association of REALTORS, Member
Virginia Association of REALTORS, Member
Richmond Association of REALTORS, Member

Awards & Accolades
Quality Service Award Winner
Top Agents 2003, 2004, 2005, 2017, 2018
Distinguished Achiever Award Winner 2005
Masters Ruby Award Winner 2005, 2017, 2018

Scott White
Scott White, SIOR, CCIM
-Director of Commercial Services

Scott is a licensed sales and leasing broker. His primary focus is selling and leasing office and freestanding industrial properties in the Richmond area.

Prior to joining Pollard and Bagby, Inc. in 2019, Scott was the Senior Vice President at Harrison and Bates for 34 years. Before that he was a real estate coordinator for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Engineering and Buildings. Scott was a past recipient of the Spirit award for his overall commitment to the company’s ideals and goals and has received Outstanding Achievement awards in the Property Services Division. Scott has also received yearly Distinguished Achiever Awards regarding production from either or bother his company and the Richmond Association of Realtors.

Scott is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and has served in the past as Secretary of the Virginia Chapter. He is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.