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About Tony Grant, FRICS
Tony Grant was born in London, UK in 1942 and has spent a lifetime in the real estate profession. He founded Grant & Partners (Property Advisers, Appraisers, Surveyors and Estate Agents) in London in 1965. The firm initially specialized in industrial and warehouse agency, but later diversified into office property, devel-opment and investment consultancy as well as project management and property management.
By 1987 Grant & Partners had grown to a total of 12 partners and 140 support staff. In that year, Tony Grant was invited by one of his firm’s major clients, Ladbroke Group PLC (later Hilton PLC), to head up their United States property subsidiary, London & Leeds Development Corporation.
He ended his executive involvement in Grant & Partners and moved to New York on a five year contract. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of London & Leeds with direct responsibility for a 4.7 million square foot office development program in Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Miami representing approximately $1.5 billion of investment.
Tony Grant returned to London at the beginning of 1993. In June of that year he joined the Board of Olives Property PLC as Chairman & Joint Chief Executive, having purchased a substantial interest in the company. Olives was a small UK based public property investment and development company whose shares were quoted on the main London Stock Exchange.
During the subsequent five years the gross assets of Olives Property grew from approximately £5.6 million to £58 million. Olives was sold to Hemingway Properties by means of an agreed takeover transaction in May 1998 and Mr. Grant left the Board to take up the World Presidency of FIABCI (the International Real Estate Federation) for a one year elected term. In 2003 he was elected lifetime Honorary World President of FIABCI.
Between 1999 and 2002 Tony Grant was active in the UK as a real estate investor and developer utilizing his private familytrust funds. This activity was transferred to South Carolina in January 2003 when heand his wife, Carrie, moved to the USA as permanent residents and continues to the present time. He became a U.S. Citizen in 2007.
Tony Grant has been a Fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) since 2001. He served as Chairman of RICS USA between 2006 and 2007 and Chairman of RICS Americas between 2007 and 2008.
Commencing in 2014,Tony Grant represented FIABCI on the Board of Trustees of the International Ethics Standards Coalition and served as the Coalition's Vice Chairman until 2016. In 2017 he was invitedby FIABCI-USA to serve as Chairman of the Statutes Task Force for the purpose of creating new regulations for the Chapter, a task that was completed in November, 2018 when the new Statutes were unanimously adopted by the Chapter Board and General Assembly.
The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics at Coastal Carolina University was launched in January 2016 through a major gift from Tony and Carrie Grant of Murrells Inlet.
Contact Tony Grant
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