You’re an expert in knowing what your clients want. We’re experts in creating long-term value for owners, retailers, 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.

From sales and leasing brokerage and property marketing to research and demographics, asset and property management services, we provide a return on investment that transcends numbers — and translates concepts into communities.

Carolina Retail Experts

services

LEASING & SALES SERVICES

Institutional Grade Landlord Agency Leasing & Sales Services

Whether we’re helping identify acquisition opportunities, transitioning under-performing assets, implementing various leasing programs, or efficiently managing properties, we’re working to maximize the long-term value of your assets, always.

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Project Leasing
  • Management Services
  • Repositioning and Redevelopment
  • Merchandising Strategy
  • Competitive assessment

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MARQUEE TENANT REPRESENTATION

Marquee Tenant Representation

Today, in an increasingly complex, competitive market, the decision to locate, expand, relocate, contract, or optimize your locations has never been more critical.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Lifestyle Segmentation
  • Demographic Research
  • Spend Forecasting
  • Site Selection & Entitlement
  • Void Analysis

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INVESTMENT SERVICES

Investment Services

We work collaboratively — putting our team’s diverse skills, perspectives, experiences, and expertise to work — from rough concept to completion to ensure every project creates enduring value for you and good for our communities.

  • Property Valuation
  • Acquisition Services (Buyer Representation)
  • Disposition Services (Seller Representation)
  • “Off Market” Properties
  • 1031 Exchange
  • Portfolio Assessment & Strategy

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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

TO BE AN EXPERT IS TO BE OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES.

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.

meet the experts

John Orr, CCIM
president | broker-in-charge

Margaret Kent Armstrong
retail expert

 678.836.4066
 mk@cre.expert

Kathy Godwin
retail services coordinator

 309.922.1235
 kathy@cre.expert

Hayley Saltford
marketing director

 913.671.0500
 hayley@cre.expert

Paula Strickland
retail services coordinator

 817.269.4052
 paula@cre.expert

Edna Amparan-Ochoa
operations manager

 725.221.3814
 edna@cre.expert

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