Charles S. Swanson Jr., SIOR


Before joining Park Commercial Real Estate in 2018, Charlie was Director of Office Investments at Beacon Partners, where he worked 15 years serving as an office broker, asset manager and with acquisitions for the firm’s Charlotte based office portfolio. Prior to Beacon Partners, Charlie was a commercial real estate underwriting specialist at Wells Fargo Bank and also served in various property and construction management roles at Queens Properties a division of JA Jones Construction.


During his career, Charlie has been involved in brokerage, leasing, management, acquisition and development of in excess of 3 million SF of office space all within the Charlotte community. Brokerage experience includes, representing Tenants and Owners in transactions totaling in excess of 4 million SF of Office and Industrial space in the greater Charlotte market, the leasing of the 500,000 SF Harris Corners Corporate Park in north Charlotte, the leasing and asset management of the former 200,000 AT&T corporate campus in the University Research Park, the leasing of a 100,000 SF US HQ and Research Center for Husqvarna, the leasing of a 1 million SF office portfolio in Midtown and Southend submarkets including 1616 Center and 500 Morehead, the acquisition of 100,000 sf adaptive reuse assets in the West Morehead corridor, the leasing of 200,000 SF Fairview Center in Southpark and the management of 600,000 SF Southpark Towers in Southpark. Charlie received membership to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors in 2010.


BS in Political Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998; Master’s of Business Administration, McColl School of Business at Queen’s University, 2003.

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member of Life Connections
  • Levine Museum of the New South’s Board of Directors
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy member of Acquisition Committee
  • Children’s Home Society Advisory Committee
  • Parents and Alumni Annual Fund Committees at Charlotte Country Day School
  • Carmel Country Club, Golf Committee Member
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors Board Member
  • Carolina’s Chapter of SIOR (Past President).