FRANK W. NORVELL, SIOR
Frank is founding principal and Broker in Charge of Norvell Real Estate Group. He has over 30 years’ experience in brokerage and has successfully negotiated millions of square feet of sales and lease transactions.
Frank's early career included working as Director of Leasing and Broker-in-Charge for Dallas based Paragon Group's North and South Carolina multi-million square foot office and industrial portfolio. He went on to become commercial broker, advisor to family office and multiple-year Top Producer at Beach Commercial where he was involved in the development and lease-up of numerous mixed use and retail development projects, including Walmart, Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter, Publix and Food Lion anchored retail centers in Georgia and the Carolinas.
He has brokered many notable investment sales for both private entities and corporations. Frank has an extensive background in office and industrial leasing; on both the tenant and landlord side. Notable office development and re-leasing projects he has successfully overseen include the lease-up of 200 Meeting Street [Bank of America Building | 144,000 SF Class A mixed use property], 211 King Street [Saks Fifth Avenue/Forever 21 Building | 72,000 SF Class A mixed use building and 462 space parking garage], both in Charleston CDB, and suburban Charleston projects including Ashley Center, (80,000 SF Class A office), Rivergate Center I and II (118,000 SF office/flex), Northrivers Commerce Center (120,000 SF industrial/flex) and re-development of Rivers Park Business Center (158,000 SF office).
Frank founded Norvell Real Estate Group in 1998, and has held the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors designation since 1997.
J. DRAYTON CALMES, IV
As a Principal at Norvell Real Estate Group, Drayton focuses on investment property sales and landlord/tenant representation. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has completed over $250 million in transactions, with a specialty in locating off-market investment opportunities.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Drayton's in-depth market knowledge and business relationships have contributed to his success in assisting property owners, end-users and investor clients with a variety of property types across South Carolina and throughout the Southeast. He has extensive project leasing experience, and has successfully assisted numerous local and national firms as a tenant representative.
Drayton is a graduate of College of Charleston with a BA in Business Administration.