Friday, January 24, 2014

Cherokee Plantation

The Huffines Company has sold Cherokee Plantation two times and with additional purchases, Cherokee now totals over 7,000 protected acres. The last sale was made to a British entrepreneur and his partners, originally to be used as one of the destinations for his Carnegie Club members totaling over 150. On a horseback ride over the property, we convinced the new owner to scale back his plans for this very unique property, and to allow only 25 Members as owners, and to protect the property with deed restrictions and conservation easements. This was done, and The Huffines Company was engaged to assist in the building projects permitting and as Membership Director to obtain Members to be “vetted” by the Board, and to share ownership and operating costs. Today Cherokee is owned by a 20 member, very private partnership; fully protected from subdivision and development, and is the largest private employer in Colleton County. This outcome is particularly pleasing since Cherokee is the former home of The Huffines Company’s Managing Member, Calvert Huffines.