You’re an expert in knowing what your clients want.
We’re experts in creating long-term value for owners and investors like you across the Southeast.

In an ever-changing industry, our driven and experienced team quickly adapts, pivots, and crafts solutions that are smart, strategic, and sustainable. The Carolina Retail Experts Investment Sales Platform represents Sellers and Buyers in the Retail Commercial Real Estate Category. As the Experts in Retail CRE, we understand and validate the value of the underlying real estate with market research and demographics, in addition to the Financial Calculations of the Investment Return to meet your specific goals. This complete understanding of an asset and its trade area provides investors a return on investment that transcends numbers — and translates concepts into communities.

investment real estate

The primary attraction of Investment Real Estate is the security and stability of the asset classes. Many options and structures have investors moving to a heavier weighting in Retail Commercial Real Estate. From Shopping Centers to Net Leased Investments to Sale-Leasebacks, there are great opportunities to invest and grow capital safely and successfully. Whether you are looking to sell, buy or exchange, we deliver a custom strategy for every client!

net leased property class

The Net Leased Property class is a favorite among investors for its simplicity and stability of these properties. The “Net” means that the Tenant pays one or more (and often all) of the expenses associated with the Real Estate. These items include Property Maintenance, Real Estate Taxes and Insurance in addition to the Rent. With the Tenant responsible for these items, it limits the Investor’s workload required to manage the property. There are many variations ranging from Absolute Net to Modified Net with varying Owner responsibilities.

multi-tenant retail class

The Multi-Tenant Retail class is a great choice for Investors who enjoy the time spent on the larger and more complex assets. Multiple tenants also offer a safer investment due in part to the fact that there are many tenants paying rent and expenses. Multi-Tenant Retail properties will often outsource leasing and management in order to have “boots on the ground” working to maximize the merchandising and management plan.

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Whether your goal is acquisition opportunities to maximize cash flow for NNN Leased assets, or transitioning under-performing real estate by implementing focused leasing programs, we work to maximize your long-term portfolio strategy. Retail moves at the speed of Culture, so do the Carolina Retail Experts!

  • Investment Experience: Our Experts will guide you through the investment process from offer to contract to due diligence and closing!

  • Acquisitions: Identification of the right asset at the right time to meet your investment criteria and return.

  • Disposition: Advise on the best strategies to realize asset values and execute the process on your timeline.

our reach

While our experience spans the U.S., the majority of our clients are in the Carolinas and Georgia. We are proudly headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

We bring energy, enthusiasm, and expertise into every interaction. We are committed to always making the right deal, at the right time, for the right reason. In an industry where too many people focus on quantity, we remain focused on the quality and sustainability of livelihoods and communities.

what expert means


We embrace innovation and iteration, relentless in our desire for knowledge — and we put it all to work to create value for our clients and good for our communities. We love what we do, because for us, commercial real estate is much more than buildings and storefronts. It’s about helping businesses find a place where they can connect with their people, nurturing and maintaining healthy, growing relationships.

let the experts help.

meet the experts

John Orr, CCIM
president | broker-in-charge

Margaret Kent Armstrong
retail expert


Kathy Godwin
retail services coordinator


Hayley Saltford
marketing director


Paula Strickland
retail services coordinator


Edna Amparan-Ochoa
operations manager


see what the experts can do for your business.