With a management team boasting more than 80 years’ experience combined, Pace Group is a trusted industry leader. You can rely on us to deliver on our mission to provide well-conceived commercial, retail and residential projects to the market. Our leaders here know the marketplace, inside and out – from coast to countryside.
Van Watts 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. Van is committed to the needs and goals of his clients and is well recognized for his knowledge and experience as a land buyer, real estate developer, community planner, property manager and construction liaison in commercial and residential real estate.
In 1993, 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.” A year later, Van started his first company, which continues to operate as a successful organization more than 20 years later. Within the scope of his business, Van is especially passionate about developing new properties and turning around existing properties into more profitable ventures.
Van is an active member of the community and currently sits on the board of the Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission. He is a member of the Association of Realtors and past president of the Chicora Rotary Club. When not enjoying a comfortable home life in Myrtle Beach, Van spends much of his time traveling to remote locations around the world, including Peru, the Galapagos, and even Antarctica. As a University of South Carolina alumnus with a BS in finance, he is a huge Gamecocks fan, and enjoys cheering for his team every season.