The Beach Company announces new hires and one promotion

The Beach Company announced several new hires at its headquarters in Charleston and one regional promotion within its Columbia-based developments.

• Laura Staiano has been hired as a design production manager at The Beach Company’s headquarters in Charleston, S.C. Staiano is responsible for the execution of design projects and production management to ensure on-brand deliverables for the company’s portfolio. Staiano brings more than 20 years of creative experience, having launched an independent design firm delivering advertising, branding and marketing services for clients across multiple sectors, including several major publishing outlets such as Architectural Digest, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone. She also recently served as art director of Skirt Magazine in Charleston.

• Karissa Leung joins The Beach Company’s Charleston headquarters as a social media strategist. Leung is responsible for developing marketing strategies for The Beach Company’s corporate and multifamily properties’ social media presence. This includes content creation, design, community engagement, influencer marketing and data analysis. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing and entrepreneurship, Leung gained valuable experience as an account executive on the PepsiCo team at TraceyLocke advertising, as marketing coordinator at Waterworks luxury kitchen and bath and at Nickelodeon, among other roles.

• Tom Stockdale has been hired as the director of commercial asset management at The Beach Company’s headquarters in Charleston, S.C. Stockdale manages the overall operational performance of The Beach Co.’s commercial property portfolio, which includes lease negotiations and revenue enhancement, among other responsibilities. A Texas native, Stockdale earned his MBA at the University of Houston after earning his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University. He brings valuable industry experience to the role having served as a retail investment sales associate at global commercial real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank and as an asset manager for New Market Properties in Atlanta.

• Nancy White has been promoted to regional property manager for The Beach Company’s growing multifamily portfolio in Columbia, which includes The Cardinal, Canalside Lofts, Sola Station and Providence Park. Having previously served as The Beach Company’s property manager at The Cardinal, White’s new role will include the development and execution of managerial procedures and providing support to the company’s regional property management teams. White brings more than two decades of industry experience, including management roles with international real estate development and management company Greystar and Pegasus Residential.


About The Beach Company

Founded in 1945, The Beach Company has been a leader in residential and commercial real estate brokerage, development and property management for 75 years. Led by CEO John Darby, The Beach Company upholds a tradition of establishing landmark properties and communities by evaluating each development opportunity for its potential to improve the quality of life for our neighbors and contribute to the long-term economic vitality of the Southeast region.