New Honda dealership plans submitted for West Ashley

Hendrick Honda has submitted plans for a new Honda dealership to be built in front of the former Kmart on Savannah Highway. Plans for the existing store down the street have not been announced.

A new car dealership is headed to the West Ashley Automile.

Hendrick Automotive Group has submitted plans to the city of Charleston for a new Honda store and service center at 1539 Savannah Highway.

The two-story building will be nearly 23,000 square feet and just over 32 feet tall on a corner section of the former Kmart site.

The Design Review Board is scheduled to consider conceptual approval of the project Thursday.

The existing Honda dealership at 1478 Savannah Highway could become another dealership for Hendrick when the new store is completed down the street. Hendrick hasn’t announced its plans.

A local, independent real estate firm plans to open a new office at 1510 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

Global Quality Real Estate, or GQRE, plans to renovate the current Wilson’s Carpet showroom into a 6,500-square-foot office. It will have an open floor plan with walls of glass and a collaboration area. GQRE is currently at 677 Long Point Road and will close that office once the new one opens. The firm handles commercial and residential transactions and plans to open other offices throughout the Southeast.

Wilson’s Carpet, which has another store in Summerville, will move into a 1,300-square-foot former Verizon shop near Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, operating as a boutique showroom, manager Chris Wilson said.

A Mount Pleasant-based real estate investment company recently extended its reach into Tennessee and Georgia.

Ziff Properties acquired the Bi-Lo-anchored Signal Mountain Shopping Center in Chattanooga, its second acquisition in recent weeks. The 61,284-square-foot center was acquired for $4.8 million.

Ziff also recently bought St. Francis Marketplace, a multi-anchor retail property in Columbus, Ga. The 63,608-square-foot center fetched $6.6 million.

As part of National Fair Housing Month in April, Charleston County Community Development will offer a free presentation on fair housing-related topics 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston. Attorney Joshua Barr, a member of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, will talk about lending practices, property management and disputes between tenants and landlords.

Ravenel Commercial Properties is the new arm of Ravenel Associates.

The new commercial real estate brokerage and development division at 960 Morrison Drive in Charleston will focus on land, office, industrial, retail and investment property in the Charleston region.

Jules Deas, president of Ravenel Associates, is broker-in-charge of the new division. Other brokers include David Reese, Carlyle Blakeney and Will Phillips.

Charleston-based Carolina One Real Estate Services is the only South Carolina real estate firm ranked by a national company based on performance among residential real estate firms in the U.S.

Colorado-based The Real Trends 500 ranked Carolina One the 53rd largest company in the nation based on the number of transaction sides. In terms of volume, the agency ranked 60th with a sales volume of $2.2 billion last year.

Carolina One, with 11 offices, is the Lowcountry’s largest real estate company.

San Sophia Aviation wants to build a new 6,200-square-foot hangar at Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island. Charleston’s Technical Review Committee will consider plans Thursday. The firm already has a smaller hangar at the county-owned airport.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.