Richard B. Morse, CCIM

Richard B. Morse, CCIM

 (843) 720-2660

Richard B. Morse, CCIM joined Palmetto Commercial Properties in 2004 and is continuing his family’s legacy of successful real estate brokerage, development, and investment. He focuses on office and retail leasing, most notably representing the ownership of the Cigar Factory, Faber Plaza and GARCo Mill, but has experience in almost every facet of commercial real estate in the Lowcountry.

Additionally, Morse is an active investor in retail, office, mixed-use and self-storage investment development projects throughout the Tri-County area. It is because of this wide range of experience that Morse has the ability to assist clients with any kind of investment or development project.

Originally from Arkansas, Morse has lived in Charleston for most of his life. He graduated from Porter-Gaud School and holds a degree in Asian History from Washington and Lee University. Upon graduation he moved to Tokyo, Japan for a year where he worked for FedEx in its international relations division.

He received the prestigious CCIM designation in 2010 and in 2015 with his two partners purchased Palmetto Commercial Properties from the founders of the firm. Morse, his wife Jessica, daughter Annabel, and son Woody currently reside on the Charleston Peninsula and are members of Grace Episcopal Church.


•  Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
•  Commercial Investment Division of Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Member
•  South Carolina CCIM Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer
•  Carolina Yacht Club, Member
•  Porter-Gaud Foundation Board, Director

Notable Achievements

•  Represented Buyers of several notable historic office buildings in Downtown Charleston, including 2 Amherst Street, 41 Broad Street, 343 East Bay Street and 112 Rutledge Avenue.
•  Represented Ownership in the leasing of the Shelmore Offices, a 50,000 square foot redevelopment.
•  Represented Ownership of GARCo Mill in the leasing of the 240,000 square foot campus.
•  Represented Ownership of The Cigar Factory in the leasing of the 215,000 square foot building.
•  Represented Ownership of Faber Plaza in the leasing of the 125,000 square foot building.


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