Elyse Welch, CCIM




As a Partner of the Carolina Retail Experts, Elyse specializes in retail commercial real estate brokerage. She primarily focuses on Tenant Representation of marquee and best-in-class retailers, working with the Tenants to devise custom market strategies across the Carolinas to maximize market share, out-position the competition, and maximize sales volumes. Elyse is responsible for executing statewide Tenant expansions.

professional highlights

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Charleston, Chapter President 2021
  • South Carolina Commercial MLS, President 2021
  • South Carolina REALTORS, Board of Directors 2021
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS, Board of Directors 2021
  • Commercial Market Forecast, Chair 2019
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • CREW Charleston, Awards Committee 2021
  • Charleston Investment Division CTAR (CID)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

professional accomplishments

  • Awarded Spirit of Starbucks, 2022
  • Charleston Business | SC Woman in Business, 2022
  • Charleston Business | Best and Brightest 35 & Under, 2022
  • Charleston Trident Association of Realtors | Commercial Realtor of the Year, 2021
  • Awarded Starbucks Tenant Representation Account for South Carolina, 2019
  • Colliers International | South Carolina’s Most Generated Referrals Award, 2015
  • DDR Deal of the Year Award, 2016
  • Awarded the US NewGen Scholarship from Colliers International, 2013
  • Colliers International Charleston | Canvassing Contest Winner, 2012
  • Awarded four new REIT Portfolio accounts across the Southeast in 2014
  • Awarded National master broker account for the fast casual pizza concept, “Your Pie”
  • Grew portfolio to 2.8 million square feet within Landlord Listing Portfolio brining six anchored centers and mixed-use projects to 100% occupancy
  • CoStar Power Broker 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Initiated and Hosted CREW Charleston Virtual Lunch and Learn Series, eight episodes, 2020

community involvement

  • College of Charleston Athletic Fund, Board of Directors 2019-Present
  • College of Charleston Athletic Fund, Nominations Committee 2019-Present
  • College of Charleston Volleyball Alumni
  • College of Charleston Alumni Association


  • College of Charleston, BS, International Business
  • Minor in Spanish and concentration in Real Estate from Carter School of Real Estate

fun facts

  • Elyse is a mother of two: one boy, Jackson, and one girl, Blake
  • She met her husband, Justin, playing a beach volleyball tournament at the Windjammer
  • Her dog is a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. His name is Calbert.
  • She played College of Charleston Volleyball (NCAA Division I), Hall of Fame
  • She is originally from Peachtree City, Georgia
  • She loves to cook, ride golf carts, go on walks with the family, and windshield time