Carriage Properties elevates talent with two key promotions in Charleston real estate market

February 21, 2024

Carriage Properties, a leading real estate firm specializing in luxury home sales and listings in the Charleston area, announced the promotion of Alton Brown to Partner, Broker-in-Charge and Laurie Tarleton Peters to Partner. These appointments by Carriage Properties’ active founding partners – Charles Sullivan, Judy Tarleton, Olin Chamberlain and Melinda Laurens – signify a significant milestone for the company and a continuation of its reputation for excellence and innovation in the local real estate landscape.

Alton Brown and Laurie Tarleton Peters

With a combined tenure of more than 40 years at Carriage Properties, Alton Brown and Laurie Tarleton Peters bring a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to their new roles. Alton Brown, who joined Carriage Properties in 2005, has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication throughout his tenure, making him the ideal candidate for the position of Broker-in-Charge. Laurie Tarleton Peters, the first agent hired by Carriage Properties in 2002, has been instrumental in shaping the firm’s success. She will now serve as a Partner, assisting with staff management, further solidifying her commitment to the company’s growth and vision.

“As a locally owned and operated firm, Carriage Properties takes great pride in nurturing and promoting talent from within,” said Charles Sullivan, founding partner of Carriage Properties.

“Alton and Laurie exemplify our core values of integrity, professionalism, and client-centric service. Their promotions reflect our unwavering commitment to excellence and our dedication to providing the highest level of service to our clients.”

Founded in 2002, Carriage Properties has established itself as the market leader in Charleston’s luxury real estate sales and listings. With a team of highly specialized agents boasting an average of 23 years of experience, the firm has facilitated the closing of over 1,300 metro-Charleston properties valued at $1 million or more, with an impressive average sales price of nearly $3 million.

Since their inception, Carriage Properties has maintained its dominance in the metro market, particularly in transactions exceeding $5 million, assisting buyers and sellers alike with over 50 transactions closed at the ultra-luxury level. In key luxury markets like the downtown historic area, Carriage Properties has consistently outperformed competitors in listings and sales, capturing a significant 25% share of transactions above $1 million since 2008––more than double that of its nearest competitor.

“We are thrilled to elevate Alton and Laurie to their new roles,” said Judy Tarleton, who has been broker-in-charge for 21 years and will remain active as one of the founding partners. “Their leadership, expertise and dedication will further strengthen Carriage Properties’ position as the premier real estate firm in Charleston and ensure our continued success in the years to come.”

For more information about Carriage Properties and its services, please visit or contact 843.266.8000.


About Carriage Properties

Carriage Properties, LLC is a locally owned and operated real estate firm specializing in luxury home sales and listings in the Charleston area. Since its founding in 2002, Carriage Properties has been a market leader in Charleston’s luxury real estate market, providing unparalleled expertise, service, and results to its clients.