Ron Swinson


Ron Swinson has 37 years in the commercial real estate business and 30 years in commercial property development, ownership and management. He is a former general counsel to a publicly traded real estate development company.

Ron Swinson has been involved in the development of over 1,000,000 square feet of retail space, including grocery anchored shopping centers for Lowes Foods, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, and Food Lion and single tenant retail properties for Walgreens, CVS and AutoZone. Other projects include the redevelopment of two major CBD office projects in Columbia, SC (1333 Main St, and the renovation of the 90,000 square foot Washington Square building subsequently purchased by the City of Columbia) and renovation of the historic Arcade Mall in downtown Columbia, SC, as well as numerous residential subdivisions, commercial/retail developments and the redevelopment of a defunct manufacturing plant and surrounding property (which had been designated a brownfield) into a commerce park.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

International Council of Shopping Centers
Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital (Past Board Chair)
S.C. Golf Association (Executive Board/Treasurer)
Souper Bowl of Caring (Past Board Chair)
Georgia State Bar Association
Elder, Presbyterian Church USA
South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (Board Member)


B.A., Furman University
J.D., Emory University School of Law

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Brad Shell

Vice President

Brad Shell is a real estate developer working for Peach Properties, located in Columbia, South Carolina. In this role, Brad is responsible for spearheading various commercial development, acquisitions, and management projects in Columbia, and across the Carolinas. His most recent projects include overseeing the historic restoration of the Equitable Arcade Building on Main Street in Columbia, re-developing a historic building in downtown Anderson, South Carolina and developing a Heartland Dental in Lexington, South Carolina.

Prior to joining Peach Properties, Brad was an Assistant District Attorney for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia, in Savannah, Georgia.

A native of Winchester, VA, Brad received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University with a double major in Political Science and Media Arts and Design. He then earned his law degree from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law where he was Student Bar Associate President, President of the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi, and served as an editor on the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) – Board Member
Leadership Columbia Class of 2018
Leadership Columbia Advisory Board – Board Member
Historic Columbia Palladium – Board Member
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
ICSC NextGen – Columbia, SC Committee
Licensed Real Estate Broker, South Carolina
Georgia State Bar Association


B.A., James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA