Benjamin E. Brantley, SIOR

Vice President

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Columbia, SC 29201

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Ben Brantley is a Vice President with CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics group. Leveraging over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Ben leads the Industrial Team in the Columbia market, providing a single source for property investors, owners, tenants and buyers. He combines his breadth of expertise, market knowledge and vast experience to effectively assist a full range of clients through the complexities of today’s Industrial real estate market.

Ben is a representative of CBRE’s Special Properties Group, which addresses the needs of clients with assets in secondary and tertiary markets.

Since 2015, he has closed over 233 transactions encompassing more than 10 million square feet and 18,000 acres throughout South Carolina. His vast range of experience includes the creation of CompeteSC, which successfully amended S.288 (Point of Sale Law), the development of a 132-acre industrial park in Partnership with City of Columbia and the acquisition and redevelopment of a 330,000-sq.-ft. former textile factory.


  • Bachelor of Science from University of South Carolina

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • 2010 Realtor of the Year
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Central Carolina Realtors Association
  • 2003 Transaction of the Year (Cingular Wireless)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Palmetto Children’s Hospital Board of Directors

Significant Transactions

  • Lion Vallen
    580,000 SF
  • Fibrix, Inc Portfolio
    559,000 SF
  • Former Bose Facility
    475,000 SF
  • ESAB
    468,000 SF
  • Generac
    421,200 SF
  • Conso Products
    323,000 SF
  • Akebono Brake Corporation
    310,000 SF
  • McClatchy Company
    265,000 SF
  • GE Healthcare
    244,000 SF
  • Pulte Homes
    200,200 SF
  • STAG, West Columbia
    150,000 SF
  • Enterprise Park Investment 
    139,000 SF
  • 201 Flint Lake
    122,000 SF
  • Carquest
    Investment Sale
    111,000 SF
  • RR Donnelly
    110,000 SF
  • Mondolez Bakery
    70,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • Carrier
  • Cintas
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • GE Healthcare
  • Generac
  • Kimberly Clarke
  • LDJ Global Strategies
  • Lion-Vallen
  • Lularoe
  • Parsons
  • Pulte Homes
  • Ram Tool
  • Raytheon
  • Select Comfort
  • STAG Industrial
  • State of South Carolina
  • UNITS Storage
  • US Foods
  • Wabtec