33 Market Point Drive
Greenville , 29607
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President / Broker-in-Charge
A South Carolina native, Benji Smith is the guiding voice of Flagship. After becoming a licensed realtor in 1994 Benji returned to his home state in 1997 to live and work on Greenville’s Eastside with his wife, Nancy M. Netter, M.D., where they raised their two sons. With nearly a decade of experience in selling residential properties he became Broker in Charge at Coldwell Banker in 2002, where he managed more than 40 real estate sales agents and managed over $700 million of real estate transactions.
Benji’s career reached new heights in 2008 when he founded Flagship Properties as a Commercial Sales and Leasing company and quickly set about building a team of proven real estate agents while at the same time expanding the portfolio of the business. With Executive Vice President Jon Pickhardt, he added the Residential Division, purchased Riverside Property Management (now Flagship Property Management) in 2010, purchased Rent The Upstate in 2012, and in 2013 acquired ownership and commercial operations of The Office Centers – the largest executive suites company in Upstate South Carolina leasing to more than 200 businesses in 3 locations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith and Pickhardt made the strategic acquisition of Convergent Property Group’s property management business. Under Smith’s guidance and strong vision Flagship Properties has grown into an industry-leading company in the Greenville region, with a broad base of expertise and experience in every aspect of real estate sales, leasing, and management.
Naturally Benji is an important voice in the Greenville community. In his professional life he devotes time to Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (“GGAR”) Commercial Alliance Steering Committee, he has served on the GGAR Board of Directors, and was a recipient of the Caine Halter Commercial Broker of the Year. Benji is a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, and stays ever-active running, mountain biking, hiking, and coastal fishing.
Benji earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation to better serve his clients in real estate analyses of financial, investment, market, and user-decision. Office sales and leasing with an emphasis on healthcare facilities has also been instrumental in Benji’s success. Well-rounded in the multiple aspects of commercial real estate, his transactions also include sales and leasing of retail strip-centers, and industrial/flex/warehouse buildings. During seasons of low-inventory markets, Benji excels in structuring land-deals for new construction of medical facilities, office buildings, industrial/warehouse, multi-family, mixed-use, retail, and residential neighborhoods.