Margaret Kent Armstrong

retail expert



As a member of the Carolina Retail Experts, Margaret Kent (“MK”) Armstrong specializes in retail commercial real estate brokerage. She is on the Tenant Representation team, focusing on marquee and best-in-class retailers and executing tenant expansions throughout the Carolinas alongside Elyse Welch, CCIM.

MK’s passion for retail developed as a digital marketing strategist partnering with nationally and internationally recognized e-commerce brands and influencers, from fashion to food. Through crafting innovative digital marketing strategies and executing strategic retail brand partnerships, she attracted millions of followers to her clients. MK has a strong aptitude for identifying and communicating the brand ethos of retailers and clearly translating a retailer’s vision into a brick-and-mortar setting. She listens well, bringing thoughtful and creative approaches to her clients to solve challenges and to achieve their expansion goals.

professional highlights

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Charleston 2024
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2024

professional accomplishments

  • SCBiz News, Empowering Women Real Estate Team 2024
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal Reader Rankings, Best Commercial Real Estate Firm 2023
  • Globe St., Influencer in Retail Commercial Real Estate Team 2023

community involvement

  • St. Andrews Church, Mt. Pleasant
  • POUR Community Atlanta (Women Pouring Into Women)
  • CRE Women of Faith, Atlanta
  • Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church


  • College of Charleston, B.S. Marketing and Communication

fun facts

  • In her spare time, MK pursues her passions in Fine Art, Photography, and Interior Design – she seeks to elevate the fine art community on her online blog, Kent Collective.
  • Originally from Atlanta, GA; MK and her husband Matthew now reside in Charleston, SC.
  • Her love of travel inspires frequent family trips.
  • She hosts an Airbnb in the Wagener Terrace Neighborhood.