Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Company expands team with new sales executive, David Johnson

May 30, 2024

Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Company (“PBREC”), the sole real estate firm in the storied Lowcountry community focused exclusively on Palmetto Bluff real estate – with the only on-property sales office – has announced that David Johnson has been promoted to Sales Executive. Since joining the PBREC team in 2019 as an Associate Sales Executive, he has worked closely with clients, skillfully guiding them through the listing, marketing, and purchasing process. His diverse background and extensive experience in all facets of the business equip him with a solid foundation for advising and assisting families in discovering and exploring the exceptional Palmetto Bluff community. Johnson will be the Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Company liaison at the new sales office in the Discover Center of the Forbes’ Five Star Montage Palmetto Bluff, the only firm with access to show the private Palmetto Bluff Club and market directly to guests of the resort.

Q1 2024 saw a 25% rise in the number of real estate tours given by PBREC agents, and a 71% increase in walk-in visitors to their Wilson Village sales office. This surge comes as average home prices rose to $2.58M in Q1, part of an overall trend that has seen recorded dollar volume double over the last five years. As the leading firm in Palmetto Bluff real estate, having sourced six times more buyers than the closest competing firm, PBREC heads into 2024 confident that first quarter’s numbers are a sign of significant growth to come.

“We are very pleased to announce that David has been promoted to Sales Executive at Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Company,” said W. Bryan Byrne, Broker-in-Charge. “As a longtime team member, he brings a wealth of information about the area and an invaluable ability to help our customers find the best fit amongst the incredible—but varied—residential opportunities offered at The Bluff.”

Johnson’s promotion comes at a time of exciting and considerable growth at Palmetto Bluff. Shepherded by South Street Partners (“South Street”), one of the largest owners and operators of private residential club and resort communities in the United States – including Kiawah Island, Palmetto Bluff, The Cliffs, Naples Grande, Barnsley Resort, Elevation Hotel & Spa and Residences at Salamander – considerable capital investments into the community continue to demonstrably raise the membership experience for all stakeholders. An exciting new slate of amenity additions and enhancements and residential offerings are scheduled to begin rolling out in Spring/Summer 2024.

In June, South Street Partners and Palmetto Bluff will release one of the last significant phases in Moreland Forest, a neighborhood strategically and thoughtfully designed to include homesites that overlook preserved areas in perpetuity – built around wildlife corridors – and feature expansive lots located along the inland water trail and lagoons. When Moreland Forest is completed, it will extend Palmetto Bluff’s inland waterway by a mile, bringing the total length to 7.5 miles and connecting homeowners in Moreland Forest to Wilson Village with ease. Plans for a new 18-hole course designed by the legendary team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, one of golf architecture’s top pairings responsible for some of the game’s most celebrated designs, will also soon be announced. These high-level residential and amenity offerings will augment the incredible Club, lifestyle, and real estate offerings Palmetto Bluff is known for. By delivering exceptional operating results, the enhanced member experience will drive value across the real estate spectrum as the community looks forward to the development of its third village center, Anson. South Street’s investment and development experience, especially in the luxury marketplace, provides the opportunity to impact and improve every aspect of a project from concept, through to execution and operations.

Johnson was raised in Lewisburg, WV, and attended Marshall University, where he earned a BBA in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Finance. After completing his studies, he began his career working in luxury resort communities by joining the real estate team at The Greenbrier Sporting Club in White Sulphur Springs, WV. After five years immersed in the sporting life community, nestled in the beautiful hills of Appalachia, Johnson felt the magnetic pull of the Lowcountry coastline. During his leisure time, you can usually find him accompanied by his wife, Ashley, and their beloved chocolate lab, Koa, savoring all the incredible outdoor activities that Palmetto Bluff and the Lowcountry have to offer.