Colin Knight Colbert made his way from Ithaca, New York to Charleston, South Carolina in 2006 to attend the College of Charleston where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in real estate. Colin graduated in 2010 with honors.
Throughout his 4 years at College of Charleston he fell in love with the city of Charleston for its charm and rich history. Upon graduating, he found himself employed by a development company specializing in suburban office park developments. Although he enjoyed the development and construction aspect of his first career opportunity, he knew suburbia was not the right fit.
Colin started CKC Properties with a goal of acquiring real estate in historic downtown Charleston. CKC Properties LLC first acquired a classic Charleston Freedman’s Cottage which had been abandoned and needed significant renovations. The renovations performed were significant and historically accurate. Prior to completion, the home was quickly sold with multiple bids being received.
Colin and the new homeowners received the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston in recognition of the fine work performed.
Colin then moved forward to renovating and leasing a duplex at 6 Radcliffe Street; a triplex at 221 Ashley Avenue; and a 5 unit Multi-Family development at 192 Rutledge Avenue over the course of the next 2 years. These properties have remained in CKC Properties portfolio and helped develop their reputation for providing up-scale housing in downtown Charleston.
Most recently, Colin has accomplished a life long goal of working with his father, Tim Colbert. In the time since his parents relocated to Charleston, Colin and Tim have been working together on projects including 15 Smith Street Lofts; Sanctuary Court at 124 Spring Street; 0 Mt Pleasant Street and the 3 adjoining properties at the Wentworth Street & St. Phillip Street intersection.
In 2015, Colin found a lot and developed a home for his parents, Mary and Tim Colbert, at 104.5 Rutledge Avenue in Harleston Village. His parents have now made the move to the Low Country!
Colin and Tim continue to build their portfolio in the Charleston area and are currently diversifying their property mix to include short-term rental units, commercial office space, and commercial restaurant space while continuing to build multifamily residential projects and residential homes for sale.