J. Edward Buxton, CCIM, BIC

J. Edward Buxton, CCIM, BIC

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J. Edward Buxton, CCIM joined Palmetto Commercial Properties in 2003 after a 12-year career at General Engineering Laboratories, Inc., where he focused on the complexities of developing properties within South Carolina’s coastal zone. This experience was integral in laying the foundation for the career in commercial real estate where he specializes in sales and leasing of office, retail, industrial, multifamily, land and investment properties. Buxton obtained the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2009 and won the CoStar Powerbroker Award in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In 2015, he and his two business partners purchased Palmetto Commercial Properties, LLC where he currently serves as the Managing Member and Broker-In Charge supervising 17 agents. In addition to serving on multiple national, state, and local industry boards, Buxton was awarded the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors (CTAR) Commercial Realtor of the Year Award for 2018, the CTAR 2018 Commercial Circle Realtor of Distinction Award, and the National Association of Realtors Omega Tau Rho Award in 2019 for the South Carolina Association of Realtors.

Buxton is a Charleston native who graduated from Porter-Gaud School in 1985 and holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Carolina. Outside of work, Buxton coached high school football for 15 years and won 5 state championships. He and his wife are active members of Grace Episcopal Church. They have three children and currently reside in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC.

Professional And Civic Organizations

  • 2019 President, South Carolina Commercial Multiple Listing Service
  • 2019 CCIM Regional Vice-President – Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina
  • 2019 Member, CCIM National Institute Board of Directors
  • 2019 Consumer Advocate Board Member, South Carolina Wind and Hail Insurance Assn
  • 2018-2019 CTAR Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2017 President, Commercial Investment Division, CTAR
  • 2017 President, South Carolina CCIM Chapter
  • 2013 Chairman, Charleston Market Forecast, Commercial Investment Division, CTAR
  • 2012 President, Rotary Club of Charleston – Breakfast

Notable Achievements

  • Negotiated $9.3 million 1031 tax deferred exchange transaction for 45-59 George Street, Charleston.
  • Negotiated $3.1 million 1031 tax deferred exchange transaction for Ashley Shoppes of West Ashley, Magnolia Boulevard.


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