NAI Charleston grows retail division with veteran agent & developer Ed Sutton

September 29, 2022

NAI Charleston welcomed Ed Sutton to the brokerage team as a 7-year industry veteran. Sutton’s real estate experience involves the redevelopment of the Reynolds Ave corridor, high-rise hospitality transactions, land acquisition for federal medical sites, and leasing of small retail to large industrial space for international Port of Charleston clients.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to grow at NAI Charleston and work with one of the most experienced commercial operations in the Lowcountry,” said Sutton. “It is a great group to be associated with, and I look forward to helping expand their presence and influence throughout the market.”

Prior to joining NAI Charleston, Sutton was the owner of Simply Commercial Real Estate, the commercial affiliate of Marshall Walker Real Estate. He graduated from The Citadel in 2006 and joined the Air Force, flying combat missions overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ed has received many military decorations, not only from the US Air Force but also from the US Army & NATO for his service overseas. Sutton previously served as the President of the Reynolds Ave Area Merchants Association (RAAMA) and serves on the boards of several local non-profits, including Multiplying Good and Art Forms & Theatre Concepts. Ed is dedicated to the local community and continues his military service in the US Air Force Reserves.

“We are excited to have Ed join our team,” said Thomas Boulware, SIOR, CCIM, broker-in-charge at NAI Charleston. “We look forward to working with him to grow his presence in the Charleston MSA and service his existing and future clients under the NAI Charleston brand.”


About NAI Charleston

NAI Charleston is a full-service commercial real estate firm whose industry experts have over a century of combined experience in the Charleston commercial real estate industry and over $1 billion in total transaction volume. In 2017, local brokers Thomas Boulware, Dexter Rumsey, David Ingle, and David Grubbs partnered together to found NAI Charleston as an independent franchise of NAI Global, one of the leading global commercial real estate firms, to strengthen their leadership and footprint in the Lowcountry. An owner-operated firm, NAI Charleston possesses a highly personal and unwavering commitment to excellence that can’t be duplicated. Local ownership and leadership, paired with global resources, enable them to offer clients unparalleled services. As a member of NAI Global, NAI Charleston has independent access to the largest, most powerful network of owner-operated commercial real estate firms in the world. Their affiliates comprise 6,000 professionals in 375 offices and 36 countries. Their brokerage, development, management, and consulting services are tailor-made to meet the specific needs of each assignment – from single transactions to coordinating the delivery of multiple services over broad geographic areas.