Owen Tyler, managing broker and partner of boutique real estate firm The Cassina Group in Charleston has been named the 2021 South Carolina Realtor of the Year.
South Carolina Realtors, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is the largest professional membership organization in South Carolina with more than 20,000 members. The South Carolina Realtor of the Year program is the association’s most coveted annual award designed to recognize those Realtor members who have contributed most to the advancement of the South Carolina real estate profession and community.
As SCR’s immediate past president, Tyler led the association throughout the challenges of the 2020 pandemic and played an instrumental role in having real estate deemed an essential service.
“Owen is the most hard-working, knowledgeable, and inspiring Realtor I have ever met,” said Roberson Allen, founding partner and broker-in-charge of The Cassina Group. “He dedicates so much time and energy to the betterment of Realtors throughout South Carolina and is so deserving of this honor.”
Tyler has served on local, state, and national board of directors and in leadership positions for South Carolina Realtors, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, The Children’s Trust of South Carolina, and One80 Place. He also served in multiple roles at the NAR, including its board of directors, where he is serving again until 2022. Tyler was recently appointed to the position of 2023 chair of the Realtors Political Action Fundraising Committee, an esteemed position in which he will lead the association’s 1.5 million members in its PAC fundraising efforts.
Tyler was the 2013 president of Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, 2018 & 2019 governance chair for One80 Place, and the 2020 president of South Carolina Realtors. He has also received several prestigious awards throughout his career, including the C. Dan Joyner Community Service Award from South Carolina Realtors, Realtor of the Year from Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Forty under 40 from Charleston Regional Business Journal, Charleston Global Realtor of the Year from CTAR Global Business Chapter, and 50 Most Influential from Charleston Business Magazine.
After a successful career as a general real estate broker, Tyler joined The Cassina Group in 2014 as managing broker and was charged with moving the brokerage to its next iteration with a focus on creating a highly specialized consumer experience. Under his management, the firm has consistently ranked as one of the top real estate firms in the Charleston MLS.
“Owen is one of the best broker-in-charges I’ve ever met,” said Jimmy Dye, founding partner and broker-in-charge of The Cassina Group. “He is tenacious, diligent and ethical in everything he does. He has put more time and effort into the SC Realtors than anyone I know, and there couldn’t be a better person for Realtor of the Year.”
For more information on The Cassina Group, visit www.CassinaGroup.com.