CBRE Expands Retail Practice in Charleston, SC, Hires Associate Joe Purze

Joe Purze, Associate, CBRE

CBRE is pleased to announce that Joe Purze has joined the firm as Associate. Based in Charleston, SC, he will be a member of CBRE’s local retail practice, led by First Vice President Joyce Beach. Mr. Purze comes to CBRE from Gershman Commercial Real Estate.

"We’re looking forward to Joe’s contributions to CBRE’s world-class advisory and transaction solutions as he will focus on creating value for property owners and occupiers. A dedicated expert in retail, he has an unparalleled ability to leverage data and consumer insight to interpret market trends and drive tangible results,” said Steve Smith, managing director at CBRE in South Carolina. “Joyce Beach has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and is known throughout South Carolina as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable retail leasing and investment brokers in the area. Her extensive experience representing landlords and tenants is unmatched in the area and we’re very excited to add Joe to her expanding team.”

During his time at Gershman, Mr. Purze completed transactions totaling more than 700,000 sq. ft. and $10 million. Prior to that, Mr. Purze served as Senior Transaction Coordinator and Senior Portfolio Lease Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.