Bryan McElveen

As an advocate for livable communities and sustainable development, my approach to real estate in Charleston is unique.

From walkable communities and wetlands preservation, to high performance homes to faithfully preserved historic gems on the Charleston Peninsula, my expertise in smart community design complements my involvement with historical and ecological conservation.


Discovering a Passion

Bryan McElveen at the Ashley RiverGrowing up in and around the expansive forests and marshes of South Carolina, I found my passion to create balance with the harmony of nature. As a student at the University of South Carolina, I completed my degree in Biological Sciences that often found me trudging through marshland and hiking the foothills to observe the full spectrum of their biodiversity.

Through these endeavors and into my career, I have sought to further understanding of our environment, to spread awareness of the impact our civilization has on nature. At the MUSC Hollings Marine Laboratory on James Island, I contributed to ecological research studies ranging from the genetics of the avian immune system, to measuring the pollution in our waterways by analyzing the immune responses of local dolphins.

From the Laboratory to the Neighborhood

Bryan McElveen the The Real Estate StudioAlong this journey, I came to realize that the most impactful way to change our world for the better was to create a sea change in the way we structure our built environment. I began to study and advocate for smart urban planning, efficient use of energy in our homes, and incorporating the preservation of nature and history as a matter of being.

As a Realtor at Dunes Properties, that passion is conveyed in serving my clients, who have found my expertise the key to discovering the unique culture and lifestyles of Charleston’s livable communities, from the historic French Quarter to the beaches.

Connecting with your ambitions makes all the difference.

I am a South Carolina native, instilled with a regard for the natural environment that makes Charleston one of the greatest places to live, work, and play. I advocate for positive change in the South Carolina Lowcountry as an active partner in organizations such as The Sustainability Institute, the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, and Passport 72. When not creating masterpieces in the garden or kitchen, I can be found enjoying life with dogs on the rivers and beaches of the Lowcountry.

Bryan and Phoebe on Broad Street

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