Business Briefs - January 18, 2018


The Charleston office of Lee & Associates, 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, has added three new Carolina Retail Experts to its staff. Joining the team are John Orr, CCIM, Elyse Welch, CCIM, and Cassie Grant. The three have a proven track record of hundreds of transactions resulting in over $140,000,000 in value created for landlords and their represented tenants.

As retail services director, Orr manages the retail services platform team. He has successfully completed over five million square feet of shopping center and net lease retail acquisitions, dispositions, and build-to-suit development and construction transactions. Orr specializes in retail brokerage throughout the Carolinas, while serving clients nationwide.

As the senior associate, Welch is an integral part of the Lee & Associates’ agency and tenant representation services. Welch drives the leasing services for the retail team, working strategically with asset managers and owners to create and execute programs to cultivate the optimum tenant merchandising mix synergies to command premium rents and increase asset values portfolio-wide.

Grant is the broker services coordinator for the Carolina Retail Experts Team. She is responsible for preparing and managing proprietary market data, research and analysis, assisting with prospecting efforts, creating tour materials, cataloging transaction status updates and proactively delivering client reporting requirements. Grant proclaims the most rewarding part of her job is professionally thriving on a team that shapes the retail landscape of the Carolinas.


Excitement brewed for months over the anticipated opening of the new Starbucks on Daniel Island. Last Monday, Jan. 8, the wait was over! The destination, located at 20 Fairchild Street, celebrated its debut with the community at a “friends and family” event from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a general public opening the next day.

The business, which features cathedral ceilings and an outdoor patio, shares a building with Bin 526, a boutique wine bar that opened in December.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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