Kiawah River announces new Broker in Charge

October 16, 2020

Kiawah River, a new waterfront community near Charleston, announced Chris Drury as the new broker in charge of residential real estate sales. Drury previously served as president and broker in charge of Kiawah Island Real Estate (KIRE), where he oversaw the closings of more than $3.6 billion in sales across 2,765 luxury real estate transactions during his tenure.

With more than 40 years of industry experience predominantly in master-planned residential and resort communities, Drury will be responsible for leading Kiawah River’s dedicated sales team, which represents all real estate interests in the community.

“Chris Drury’s luxury real estate expertise, paired with his in-depth knowledge of the regional market, makes him the perfect candidate to lead Kiawah River’s sales team,” said Carter Redd, Kiawah River’s managing director. “As our community continues to grow and garner interest from across the country, Chris’ unique perspective will help illustrate Kiawah River’s long-term vision for those seeking the sea islands lifestyle along the waterfront.”

During his 14 years with KIRE, Drury led the sales team to unprecedented success in residential sales and market growth, having closed on more Kiawah Island properties in 2018 than in any year prior. Following Drury’s tenure, KIRE’s market share exceeded 85%.

Prior to working with KIRE, Drury was the vice president of sales at the St. Joe Company, a Florida-based real estate developer and asset manager focused on thoughtfully planned destinations, for 17 years. Drury led sales teams in various communities throughout Florida including Weston, a master planned suburban community in Broward County, where he sold over 1,700 homes within one year. As vice president of sales, he also oversaw the Saussy Burbank Mid-Atlantic division where he predominantly sold spec homes and developer lots in the Carolinas.

From completely custom home designs to turnkey floorplans, Kiawah River offers a diverse array of homes starting at $700,000 up to $2 million and homesites starting at $200,000 up to $750,000. The community recently broke ground on its Spring House, a waterfront swim club and first major residential amenity. The Spring House will later be joined by additional community amenities, including a roadside farm stand and market, a chapel and event hall, a riverfront lodge, river view restaurant and an environmental learning center and fish camp.

To learn more about life at Kiawah River, visit or call 843.973.8600.


About Kiawah River

Kiawah River offers the rare opportunity to live in a vibrant, new waterfront community near historic Charleston that embraces the Lowcountry sea islands life. Located on Johns Island, the community is centered on outdoor pursuits with 20 miles of shoreline and 2,000 acres of picturesque land, including multiple working farms, a goat dairy and a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program. The community will combine residential, retail and hospitality offerings with custom and semi-custom homes featuring well-crafted sea islands architecture. Residents and visitors can enjoy the quiet country life while still being close to a bustling and active historic city like Charleston. Master plan and amenities are designed by a world-renowned team specializing in New Urbanism and sustainable designs. Kiawah River is being developed by The Beach Company, a local leader in residential development and commercial real estate brokerage. For information on The Beach Company, visit