Our Mission Statement

The Carolina Retail Experts focus exclusively on Commercial Retail Real Estate. Our mission is to maximize property values for Owners through the active purchase and investment sales of their commercial real estate assets and the creation of additional value through the execution of a strategic leasing plan. For Marquee Retailers, we optimize market strategies by selecting top-performing sites across the region from our Charleston, SC headquarters.

The Carolina Retail Experts of Lee & Associates, is one of the largest broker-owned commercial brokerage firms in the nation and the premier provider of comprehensive commercial real estate solutions in South Carolina.

The Experts are John Orr, CCIM, Elyse Welch, CCIM, and Lindsey Halter with a proven track record of hundreds of transactions resulting in over $140,000,000 in value created for Landlords and for their represented Tenants flagship and other very successful locations Nationwide.

John, Elyse, and Lindsey look forward to the opportunity to serve all your commercial retail needs with insights, professionalism and a genuine commitment to serve as the bridge connecting people to properties.

John Orr, CCIM
John Orr, CCIMRetail Service Director
Elyse Welch, CCIM
Elyse Welch, CCIMSenior Associate
Kathy Godwin
Kathy GodwinOperations Manager
Kerry Schortzman
Kerry SchortzmanMarketing Director
Paula Strickland
Paula StricklandRetail Services Coordinator