Voekler family buys commercial land with self-storage business

The Ashland self-storage facility at 9991 Lickinghole Road has been sold to a Richmond attorney and his family. (Mike Platania photo)

After dabbling primarily in residential real estate in recent years, a downtown Richmond lawyer and his family have made a $3 million commercial play in Ashland.

Thomas Voekler

A group including married couple Thomas and Jill Voekler, and Thomas’ brother Chris recently acquired 9991 Lickinghole Road for $3.15 million.

The land houses eight buildings, six of which are the Leadbetter Mini-Max Storage and two of which are office flex space. The roughly 6-acre plot was most recently assessed by Hanover County at $2.9 million.

Thomas Voekler, a partner at Shockoe Slip-based law firm Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, said the deal took place off-market.

“It was totally fortuitous. I’ve wanted to get into some commercial (land) and especially some self-storage,” Voekler said. “I was renting from (seller) Donna…

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