To say that Pace Group founder Van Watts was born to be in real estate isn’t too far off. Van started early in the real estate industry, first becoming an agent at 18 and obtaining his broker license only a few years later.
In addition to having 30 years of real estate management and sales experience, he has spearheaded more than 15 real estate development projects. In 1993, in fact, Van supervised the development, construction operations and sales of several multi-million dollar projects for Hall Development Coastal Division. His work there earned him several accolades, including the prestigious designation of “Top 20 Retirement Communities in The Nation.” And a year later, Van started his first company, which continues to operate as a successful organization more than 20 years later.
“It’s a natural transition to go from working for someone else, managing other people and then doing it yourself,” says Van. “It was the right place and the right time.”
Over its 20-plus-year tenure, Pace Group has bolstered an impressive, diverse portfolio that features multiple planned communities, several apartment complex acquisitions, a number of commercial properties and more. Within the scope of his business, Van is especially passionate about developing new properties and turning around existing properties into more profitable ventures.
Now looking to the future, the Pace Group has set its sights on growing from our coastal Grand Strand origins into the Charleston Lowcountry real estate market, as well as Columbia and Florence in the state’s central region within the next year. Pace’s long-term goal is continued growth, prosperity and saturation within our coastal market, as well as continued diversification and growth of our base of investors.
If you’re interested in one of our potential investment opportunities, call us to make an appointment today at 843-839-4100.