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Real Estate Event, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2018  |  Time: 7:30 AM
LOCATION: Francis Marion Hotel
ADDRESS: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

For more information please contact Laura Tregner at 843-996-6391,


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The March of Dimes premier fundraiser, Charleston Real Estate Award Breakfast, pays tribute to a leader(s) from the real estate & economic development industry who has shown outstanding leadership, vision, & a long history of service to the community.  A dynamic event of networking and entertainment with components that include a compelling appeal to support the mission of the March of Dimes.

The 2018 Real Estate Award Breakfast is honoring Marc Durlach and John Durlach with Durlach Associates. 

The event will be a morning of giving with toasts to the recipients; providing a unique opportunity to network with commercial real estate associates from the tri-county area.

2018 Charleston Real Estate Award Recipients

     Marcus R. Durlach, IV

Marc is President and Chief Executive Officer.  He joined the company in 1988 as Vice President of Leasing and became President in 1996 and Chief Executive Officer in 2006.  Marc’s leadership responsibilities include partnership formation, as well as oversight of financing activities, asset management, and new development.  Marc serves as general partner or managing member of numerous affiliated real estate investment and operating companies.   Marc is a frequent guest lecturer at ULI events and the College of Charleston’s Carter Real Estate Center.  He has served on ULI South Carolina’s Coastal Executive Committee for a number of years. 
         John R. N. Durlach

John is Executive Vice President and Broker in Charge.  He joined the company in 1992 as a Property Manager.  He has overall responsibility for the company’s marketing and leasing program.   
John is an active member of The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, and The Urban Land Institute, and is past President of The Executive Park at Faber Place Property Owner’s Association.  John leads our community investment efforts supporting: Charleston Stage, Charleston Parks Conservancy, Charleston Community Sailing, The Center for Birds of Prey, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and March of Dimes.


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our events, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and a unique networking opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Laura Tregner,, 843-996-6391.


Charleston’s Ambassador Family, the Ronnquists, support the March of Dimes in memory of their son and brother, Nash.  At 24 weeks gestation Nash was delivered by emergency c-section. He weighed 1 lb 10 oz and was 11.5 inches long.

Nash's family spent every moment possible with him. He would look at Mom and Dad when they went to his bedside, he grabbed their fingers, responded to their voices, and loved kangaroo time.

Baby Nash was very sick.  He was on a ventilator and received three doses of surfactant.  He had persistent pulmonary hypertension and was prescribed nitric oxide and required more and more oxygen.  There were days that he required 100% oxygen, and he still was not circulating it properly.

Nash fought through various infections (sepsis, pneumonia, etc.), but he continued to hang on and fight.  His team of doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists worked tirelessly to give him the best possible chance given the challenging circumstances.

After 55 days Nash could not fight anymore. He passed away peacefully in his parents' arms on November 24th, 2015.

Now Nash is a guardian angel and big brother! On March 20, 2017 at 37 weeks and 1 day, the Ronnquists welcomed their beautiful rainbow baby, Maia. She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 ¼ inches long. She is amazing and healthy thanks to the March of Dimes. 

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
                                                      Past Real Estate Award Recipients

1998: The Beach Company                                                        2008: Mike Bennett and Hank Hofford
1999: Max Hill, ReMax Realty Services, Inc.                              2009: Arthur Swanson, SC Bank and Trust
2000: Grange Cuthbert, Prudential Carolina                               2010: Jody Tamsberg, Tamsberg Properties
2001: Pat McKinney, Kiawah Island                                            2011: Mayor Joseph Riley
2002: John L. Knott, Jr., Noisette Company                                2012: Dr. Ray Greenberg, MUSC
2003: Wally Seinsheimer, Dolphin Architects                              2013: Mayor Keith Summey
2004: Vince Graham, Civitas                                                       2014: Senator Paul Campbell
2005: Robert Clement                                                                 2015: Neil Robinson, Nexsen Pruet
2006: Anthony McAlister, McAlister Development                       2016: Ken Seeger, WestRock Land & Development
2007: Charlie Carmody, CB Richard Ellis                                    2017: John Holder, Holder Properties