Franklin R. Ellsworth (Chuck)

Vice President

The Wilton Companies

Chuck Ellsworth is a Vice President and Officer with The Wilton Companies. In 2012, he was recruited to head up Wilton's commercial real estate division. His primary responsibilties include the managing and leasing of Wilton''s portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties and he is involved with all aspects of Wilton's brokerage arm, Wilton Realty, LLC including land sales, office leasing and retail leasing and warehouses.

Career Summary

Chuck brings to bear 25+ years of unique commercial real estate experience in law and brokerage. He is a former associate at the law firm McGuireWoods, LLP. In 1991, he joined Reynolds Metals Company's law department as a corporate real estate attorney providing legal advice for the company's real estate development activities and corporate real estate transactions. Reynolds promoted him to Director of its Real Estate Department in 1996. In that position, he oversaw all corporate real estate matters including acquisitions and dispositions of property and leasing transactions involving office and industrial properties nationally and internationally. After the merger of Alcoa and Reynolds, Chuck worked for GMH Capital Partners providing corporate real estate services to GE Capital Assurance (now Genworth Financial).

From 2002 to 2012, Chuck was with Grubb & Ellis|Harrison & Bates as a member of the Corporate Services Group and Office Brokerage Team. While there, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and represented such clients as IBM, BB&T, Riverstone Properties, LLC, Media General, KLMK Group, BCWH Architects, BGK Equities, Diamond Healthcare, Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Apple Suite Hospitality REIT, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Virginia Bankers Association.


  • University of Richmond (UR), Bachelor of Science in Biology (1977)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1988)
  • Virginia Broker's License
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member Candidate (CCIM Candidate)

Accomplishments & Affiliations

Chuck is a member of the Richmond Real Estate Group and the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). He is a past board member and past president of the Richmond College Alumni Association and past board member of the University of Richmond Alumni Association. Chuck is also a member of the Virginia State Bar. He is a past Board Member and Chairman of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Richmond Bar Association.

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