Business Briefs - June 15, 2017
CHARLESTON PREFERRED PROPERTIES ADDS NEW SALES ASSOCIATES
Charleston Preferred Properties has added two new sales associates to its growing boutique real estate firm. With the addition of Angela Drake and Sandy Hall, the Charleston Preferred Properties team has grown to include seven sales professionals who are backed by a team of marketing professionals and administrative support staff to offer service to buyers and sellers of Charleston real estate.
Angela Drake is a seasoned real estate professional with strong personal and professional ties in Charleston. Her knowledge and connections in the region have led her to specialize in luxury properties in historic downtown Charleston, Daniel Island and Sullivan’s Island.
Angela recently earned the “Resort and Second Home” designation from the National Association of Realtors. She formerly represented buyers and sellers of property on Daniel Island as a Sales Associate for Daniel Island Real Estate, and most recently was a Broker Associate at Limehouse Properties. She attended the University of South Carolina where she graduated with honors and received a B.S. in International Business with a minor in Real Estate Studies.
Active in the community, she has served on the Board of The Gibbes Museum, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and the Daniel Island Rotary Club. She is also a past President of the Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association and is currently a member of the Charleston Junior League, The Historic Charleston Foundation and The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Sandy Hall brings 12 years of experience selling newly built and resale homes in Charleston. His appreciation for art, architecture and history was cultivated as a high school student living and traveling with his family in Europe. As an adult, he found Charleston to be the ideal place to continue to explore those interests while pursuing a career in real estate. He moved here in 1999.
Sandy has experience working with a diverse range of clients, from first-time buyers to seasoned buyers, second home seekers and investment buyers. When he’s not working, he volunteers his time with local non-profit organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and at local events like the Charleston Tall Ships Festival. Sandy holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Asheville.
For further information, visit www.charlestonpreferredproperties.com or call 888-216-0777.
CITY OF CHARLESTON APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION
Randall “Keith” Benjamin, II started work on June 5 as the new director of the department of traffic and transportation for the City of Charleston. Mayor John Tecklenburg nominated Benjamin for the position at the April 25 City Council meeting, where he received unanimous approval by City Council.
“I am pleased to welcome Keith Benjamin to our city as our new Traffic and Transportation director,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. “Many of our region’s most pressing issues are related to traffic improvements, road construction and better public transit options. Keith has the necessary experience to push Charleston forward and ensure we are on the cutting edge of traffic solutions.”
Benjamin is a graduate of Swarthmore College and previously served in the Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning and Performance and led the Office of Public Liaison at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to that, Benjamin served as community partnership manager of the Voices for Healthy Kids Community Consortium with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. He has also served as a member of the National League of Cities Advisory Panel on Health Disparities, the Better Bike Share Partnership Equity Panel, the National Working Group on Healthy Food access with the Food Trust and the National Urban League and the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Citizens Advisory Committee.
“It’s a great honor to serve the city of Charleston as its new Director of Traffic and Transportation,” Benjamin said. “Offering equitable transportation initiatives to bridge the gap between access and opportunity here in Charleston is my primary focus, and I can’t wait to get started.”
NEW CAROLINA ONE OFFICE COMING TO ST. THOMAS ISLAND DRIVE
Carolina One Real Estate is expanding its presence in the Lowcountry with the addition of three new locations - one on Johns Island, one in Moncks Corner, and another near Daniel Island across from Blackbaud.
The local office will be located at 1101 St. Thomas Island Drive. An existing building on the site will be torn down and rebuilt, according to a Vito Scarafile of Carolina One Corporate and Community Relations.
“Carolina One has been the real estate market leader in Metro Charleston by making a commitment to serve our clients wherever they choose to live,” stated company President Michael Scarafile. “And the exponential growth in our market means we need to grow in order to serve our clients and our agents. Beyond the physical investment, we are most excited about the leadership we have in place for these new locations. The addition of Michael Sally, John Settle and Rusty Hughes to the Carolina One leadership team and Chip Reeves’ move to the Highway 176 office, show our true commitment to our agents and our industry.”
The St. Thomas Island drive location will be positioned to serve Daniel Island and the booming Clements Ferry Corridor, according to a press release. The new facility is scheduled to open in early 2019. The office will be managed by Charleston native and Citadel graduate Rusty Hughes.
The Moncks Corner and Daniel Island buildings will be designed by Glick Boehm Architecture and built by Hill Construction. The interior commercial design will be coordinated by Marketplace Interiors.