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Sixteen Grand Strand properties announced as nominees for Real Estate Awards

August 28, 2018

Conway, SC - Sixteen properties around the Grand Strand have been selected as nominees for the second Annual Coastal Carolina University Real Estate Awards. The awards will be presented by the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at the 21st Annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

These awards, made possible through a gift from the Tony and Carrie Grant Fund, celebrate excellence in residential, resort, commercial, and government/public/nonprofit sectors. New to this year’s summit is an additional category that recognizes restaurants.

The nominees are:


Aspen Heights Student Housing

Bellamy Coastal Student Housing

Papillon North Ocean Boulevard

The Battery at The Market Common


Coastal North Towne Center Phase 3

The Blvd Ocean Club Complex

Magnolia Row


McLeod Seacoast Expansion

Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common

Matt Hughes Skatepark


South Bay Inn & Suites

Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach: Pearl Harbor Exhibit


El Cerro Grande at Broadway at the Beach

LuLu’s Restaurant at Barefoot Landing

810 Billiards & Bowling at The Market Common

Winners will be selected by an independent committee of community stakeholders.

“We are pleased to announce these outstanding entries for our 2018 Real Estate Awards,” said Gary Loftus, director of economic development at the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. “The selection committee will have a difficult task.”

Winners will be recognized at the summit as 2018 Coastal Carolina University Real Estate Award recipients.

Previous winners include Will Davis and Drew Hanna, Carolina Forest Towne Centre, Burroughs & Chapin, and the HGTC Culinary Arts Building.

The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at CCU was launched in January 2016 through a major gift from Tony and Carrie Grant of Murrells Inlet. The center serves as an information hub for real estate and economic data.

Tony Grant has spent a lifetime in the real estate profession. He grew up in the United Kingdom and founded Grant & Partners in London in 1965. In 1987, he moved to New York after being named president and CEO of London & Leeds Development Corp., the U.S. property subsidiary of Ladbroke Group PLC (later Hilton PLC). He had direct responsibility for a 4.7 million-square-foot office development program in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami. He later returned to London to serve as board chairman and joint chief executive of Olives Property PLC. Grant’s background includes serving as world president of FIABCI (the International Real Estate Federation) and chairman of the Americas region of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Carrie Grant, an artist and designer, earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in applied art and graphic design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. She has operated her own graphic design and advertising firm since the early 1970s.

The Grants moved to the Grand Strand area in 2003.

The Real Estate Summit will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $50, which includes a full breakfast buffet and refreshment break. Speakers include Max Metcalf, manager of government and community relations at BMW Manufacturing Company in Spartanburg, S.C.

Registration is open now. Visit

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