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This rendering shows the planned new Carolina One Real Estate office on U.S. Highway 176 in Berkeley County.

A big-name real estate company in the Charleston area will add three sales centers in more rural locales to expand its coverage.

Carolina One Real Estate intends to open the new offices as a response to the growing real estate market, according to company president Michael Scarafile. The moves this year, next year and in 2019 will expand the company's sales footprint from 12 to 15 locations. The new offices will be on Maybank Highway on Johns Island, along U.S. Highway 176 south of Moncks Corner and at St. Thomas Island Drive on Daniel Island.

"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 and the exponential growth in our market means we need to grow in order to serve our clients and our agents," Scarafile says. "Beyond the physical investment, we are most excited about the leadership we have in place for these new locations."

The Johns Island office at 3419 Maybank Highway is slated to open around Aug. 1 as part of the Tupelo Bend Office Park, a mile from the intersection of Maybank Highway and River Road. John Settle, a veteran Realtor and Charleston native, will manage the office -- which Carolina One says is situated to serve the many new communities growing along the city of Charleston's "Urban Growth Boundary" on Johns Island.

Scheduled to open in first quarter 2018, the Highway 176 office will sit less than a mile beyond the stoplight at Cane Bay master-planned community. Charleston native Chip Reeves, manager of Carolina One’s Summerville Main Street office, will be the Highway 176 broker-in-charge. Michael Sally will take over for Reeves as the Main Street Broker-in-Charge. 

The Cane Bay-area office will be in the Carolina One Center, to also offer 9,000 square feet of retail space. Steve Wray of Carolina One Real Estate’s Commercial Division will handle Carolina One Center's retail site. The new office will be ideally positioned to serve the rapid growth in the area, which includes Cane Bay, Nexton, Carnes Crossroads and the soon-to-be-developed Wildcat Tract adjacent to Cane Bay, according to the real estate agency.

Carolina One looks to serve Daniel Island and the booming Clements Ferry Corridor from its third new office, to be situated across Norwell Creek from Blackbaud. The St. Thomas Island Drive office is scheduled to open in early 2019, according to the company. Charleston native and The Citadel graduate Rusty Hughes will manage the center.

"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, shows our true commitment to our agents and our industry," Scarafile says.

Glick Boehm Architecture will design the Highway 176 and Daniel Island area buildings, and Hill Construction will build them. Marketplace Interiors will coordinate the interior commercial layout. All three firms are local, Carolina One notes.

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