2018 Real Estate Award Winners


The Residential Award Category recognizes a Community Development Corporation (CDC) or Developer that has made a demonstrable and measurable impact on the quality of life in the community it serves by enhancing quality of life through preservation and/or creation of housing, commercial corridor development, engaging residents, and executing effective and innovative approaches to neighborhood revitalization.


Aspen Heights Student Housing
2511 E HWY 501, Conway, SC 29526

Bellamy Coastal Student Housing
300 Bellamy Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Papillon North Ocean Boulevard
77th – 79th Avenue North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Battery at The Market Common
3038 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Papillon North Ocean Boulevard

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With almost 40 years of extensive experience developing luxury oceanfront real estate projects up and down the Grand Strand, the Winchester Development Group is well known for building high-quality work and powerful relationships with some of the best in the business – the architects, builders, land planners and engineers to bankers and interior designers. For Papillon, they’ve partnered with Myrtle Beach-based Sands Building Group, who share the same professional integrity, quality and experience that are the foundations of Winchester’s business practices – and what you can expect to see in every square inch of every home we’re all involved with bringing to life at Papillon. 

For Papillon, we all knew our mutual trust, strengths and past working relationships together would unite to build a neighborhood so exceptional and unique to this area; a pedestrian-friendly community that showcases superior homes that are traditional Lowcountry family by design. And we were right. 

This community was not only architecturally designed with a careful amount of attention to detail from house to house, but also attention to how each house interacts, mingles and complements one another. How each of your neighbors will live in harmony along the tree-lined streets. Which means, Papillon was designed with you, the homeowner, in mind. 



Recognizes the development and successful implementation of an ongoing, sustained project or initiative that promotes and/or is integral to comprehensive community and/or economic development. Business parks, office complexes, and single-purpose facilities are just a few examples.


Coastal North Town Center: Phase 3
Starwatch Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

1410 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Magnolia Row
Corner of 44th Avenue North and North Kings Highway



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Land South MB, LLC has developed THEBlvd at 1410 North Ocean Boulevard. Featuring live music, dining and shopping options, the project is part of a revival underway along the northern end of Myrtle Beach boardwalk that promises to elevate the neighborhood not just for visitors but for residents and business, too. The 42,000-square-foot development's glass exterior walls, expansive outdoor seating areas and open-air breezeways are inviting and were designed to complement its oceanfront location.


Government, Public and Nonprofit

Recognizes a project leveraging local artistic talent, private and public assets and/or other community resources to transform a property into a safe, attractive, and inviting neighborhood environment for the purpose of facilitating connectedness within the community.


McLeod Seacoast Expansion
4000 Hwy 9 E, Little River, SC 29566

Tidelands Health Medical Park at Market Common
Corner of Crow Lane and Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Matt Hughes Skate Park
33rd Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Matt Hughes Skate Park

Matt Hughes Skate Park

The newly-renovated Matt Hughes Skatepark was re-opened on Saturday, July 28 in Myrtle Beach. The park is named after Matthew Hughes, a Myrtle Beach teen who died while skateboarding in 1998.  His sister, Noel Hughes, helped lead the rebuild project. For the first two years of the fundraising efforts, the rebuild group for the project consisted of local skaters, surfers, and business owners. In 2017, , a non-profit organization that formed in 2014 to help communities get the best possible public skateparks built, joined the rebuild group and was able to better organize the fundraising efforts. The City of Myrtle Beach was also a major contributor to the rebuild efforts. 

The renovations to the park included replacing Graffiti-covered wood and metal with concrete and the addition of a new gate that prominently features Matt's name and initials. The park also includes a memorial to Matt and a bench made from skate decks. This is only the first phase of the project. The rebuild group hopes to further expand and finalize the skate park in phase 2 with a skateboarding bowl, larger stair sets, and handrails.

City recreational leaders hope the new features in the park will not only attract the local skateboarding community, but also skaters from Wilmington, Charleston, and beyond.   

Resort and Tourism

Recognizes a project, such as a development or tourism-focused business, which has measurably improved the range of attractions available to the visiting public and enhanced the architectural environment of the tourism landscape.


South Bay Inn & Suites
520 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
1600 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ripley's Aquarium at Myrtle Beach: Pearl Habor Exhibit
1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

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Proposed and subject to change. ©2018 Hilton Grand Vacations. 

On completion in the second quarter of 2019, Ocean Enclave will mark Strand Capital Group’s 4th collaboration with Hilton Grand Vacations. Other projects developed by Strand Capital Group in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations include Anderson Ocean Club, Ocean 22 and Ocean Oak. Ocean Enclave will feature 330 luxury oceanfront units with floor plans ranging from 850 square foot 1-bedroom units to 1600 square foot 3-bedroom units. The project will feature a large oceanfront pool, private cabanas, and indoor pool, a fitness center, a restaurant and bar and a children’s game room. The developer is contributing $2.7 million in public improvements to the neighborhood which will include new sidewalks and streetscaping, new street lighting, two oceanfront parks and an extension of the Myrtle Beach boardwalk. 

About Hilton Grand Vacations 

Hilton Grand Vacations is recognized as a leading, global, vacation-ownership company. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a portfolio of high-quality, shared-ownership properties in highly desired vacation and urban destinations. Hilton Grand Vacations provides exclusive services for more than 300,000 Club Members around the world. Club Member privileges include membership in the world-class, guest-reward program Hilton Honors™ to use among more than 5,400 properties within the Hilton portfolio of brands, as well as access to vacation exchange options across more than 4,300 resorts globally through RCI® for maximum flexibility and travel options. 

About Strand Capital Group 

Strand Capital Group is the premier real estate development firm along the Carolina Coast specializing in oceanfront timeshare and resort condominium development in the Myrtle Beach market. The firm is also active in commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects. In addition to its own holdings, Strand Capital has developed resorts for international brands such as Hilton Grand Vacations, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Bluegreen Corporation. 

Strand Capital Group owns and operates a real estate brokerage firm specializing in oceanfront condominium sales with 10 sales centers along the Grand Strand. 



Recognizes an establishment that predominantly delivers value via food, drink, and/or any other experience- based attraction that greatly heightens the customer experience with consumption. The project must enhance the architectural environment of the tourism landscape and showcase innovation, creativity, or originality in design or concept. Eligible examples include restaurants, bars, eateries, vineyards, tearooms, canteens, coffee shops, and any other entertainment attraction that relies on food or drink to measurably enhance customer experience and community cohesion.


El Cerro Grande at Broadway at the Beach
1002 29th Ave N Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Lucy Buffett's Lulu's at Barefoot Landing
4954 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

810 Billiards & Bowling at The Market Common
1220 Moser Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Lucy Buffett's LuLu's at Barefoot Landing

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Located in Barefoot LandingLucy Buffett’s LuLu’s North Myrtle Beach is proud to be the anchor to the new Dockside Village. Opened in June 2018, LuLu’s is a sprawling 18,000 sq. foot dining & retail compound, with over 400 seats…and its own beach! Bright tropical colors and intentional design help to create an atmosphere to allow guests to relax, take in the breeze and enjoy the space. Soon-to-arrive will be the new LuLu’s Beach Arcade & three-story ropes course attraction, dubbed the Mountain of Youth. This property can host upwards to 4,000 guests a day!