NAI Charleston
141 Williman Street
Charleston, South Carolina United States 29403
t843-518-5381 m843-870-3545
Sheppard G. "Shep"
Benjamin, MRED
Broker, Industrial Specialist

Specialties: Industrial, Office, Land

Scope of Service Experience

Shep is a broker specializing in industrial use. He joined NAI Avant in 2016 as the Director of Industrial Brokerage and has focused primarily on industrial and flex properties. His experience covers commercial real estate including, but not limited to, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and ground-up development. Prior to joining NAI Charleston, Shep was a broker and V.P. at Caldwell Commercial Real Estate Services.


M.A. Real Estate Development • Clemson University

B.S. Marketing and Economics • University of Denver

Professional Associations & Designations

• Charleston Trident Association of Realtors (CTAR)

• CTAR Commercial Investment Division (CID), Board Member 2018

• CID Commercial Market Forecast Committee, Chairman 2015

• SC Economic Developers Association (SCEDA)

• Charleston Young Professionals

• The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Industry Expert

• The Urban Land Institute

• Congress For New Urbanism

• Propeller Club of Charleston

• Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

• National Wild Turkey Federation

Transaction History

• Trane U.S., Inc.: 26,000 SF, build-to-suit, total project cost $1,450,000, selected and procured site, negotiated master lease agreement, performed due diligence and re-zoning, executed financial and pro-forma analysis, assisted with planning and design phases, construction, and project management.

• Leeds Industrial Park; purchase: 1,057,000 SF, price $42,000,000

• Engility Corporation; lease: 41,102 SF, total rent $3,535,000

• Hendrick Automotive Group; lease: 11,409 SF, total rent $1,429,672

• Nolan Transportation Group, lease: 11,172 SF, total rent $986,015

• The Pantry; lease: 10,000 SF, total rent $2,698,000

• Equiscript; lease: 12,000 SF, total rent $1,506,000

• Argents Express Group; lease: 30,000 SF Distribution / Logistics warehouse