Luxury Real Estate
We can help you find the home of your dreams
Kiawah Island Real Estate (KIRE) is a full-service brokerage company exclusively serving homebuyers and sellers on Kiawah Island. With a team of over 50 sales executives and marketing professionals, we are the experts on all Kiawah Island properties.
Broker in Charge
Dan Whalen became Kiawah Island Real Estate’s President in January 2020. With a deep and varied background in luxury, residential and commercial real estate, Dan has been in a senior leadership role almost his entire real estate career. Born in New York and raised in North Carolina, Dan first visited Kiawah Island for the 1991 Ryder Cup and it has been a lifelong goal of his to return to the Island professionally.
Dan entered the real estate industry in 1997 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Governors Club Development Corporation in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2000, he joined Bluegreen Corporation where he and his sales team set multiple company-wide sales records for the 30-year-old company. At Bluegreen, Dan was named Sales Manager of the Year in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Our Sales Executives
We would be pleased to introduce you to our Island neighborhoods and the many advantages of property ownership on Kiawah – and help you find the perfect property that will become a cherished home.VIEW ALL
- Danielle Whitson
- Gordon J Hillock
- Kay Halsey
We are the only firm focusing exclusively on selling Kiawah Island real estate. No one else has the expertise or access that we do.
Sales and Information Offices
Come see us at any one of our three locations on Kiawah (just before the main gate, at The Sanctuary Hotel, and in Freshfields Village).
Staying True to the Vision
Before there was Kiawah, there was a plan. Developer Kiawah Partners has always been committed to preserving the natural environment that makes Kiawah Island such a special place.Learn More
About the Developer
Kiawah Partners is the direct descendant of Kiawah Island’s original master planner, community developer, and real estate sales organization, with a number of the members of that early team of experts still engaged with KP today. The consumer-facing entities owned by Kiawah Partners include the private Kiawah Island Club with its golf, wellness, sports, boating, dining and social facilities and activities, and Kiawah Island Real Estate, whose team of over 50 sales and marketing professionals in three on-island sales offices have assisted over 12,000 families in their real estate purchases on Kiawah Island.
Today our capabilities include:
- Residential community design
- Golf resort master planning
- Real estate brokerage operations
- Utility development/operation
- Mixed-use retail centers
- Development agreements, entitlements
- Architectural controls
- Cutting-edge marketing
- Financial management
- Private club design, construction, management
Kiawah Partners’ deep commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development sets us apart
Helping to improve lives right in our own community
Preserving Kiawah’s legacy for the future
Awards & Accolades
Top ranked for lifestyle, golf, real estate and environmental stewardship
Learn more about life on Kiawah