Broker/Realtor® NC & SC
Kelly Stuart joined David as part of the Carolinas Commercial team 2016. Kelly’s diverse background of marketing, communications, public relations and lead generation provides an excellent foundation to help clients position their properties for maximum exposure.
Kelly started her career in Raleigh as a consultant to the newly formed regional economic development marketing groups in North Carolina, helping them design and execute a program of work that would equally represent multiple counties with varying needs and resources. Through the regional partnerships she set up marketing programs, developed client materials and provided training for 33 county development organizations in the state. Kelly has served as Deputy Director of Development for the North Carolina Global TransPark, Project Manager for Northern Kentucky Tri-ED in the Cincinnati metro area, Director of Product Marketing for Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development in Virginia, Vice President of Client Development for North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Partnership, Director of Recruitment for Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development and Assistant Director for Brunswick County Economic Development.
As Manager of Coastal Development for a regional builder and developer in Sunset Beach, she was project manager for design, development and construction of commercial office buildings and residential homes developments. She was directly responsible for all permitting and governmental relations, working with town, county and state officials to ensure compliance and approvals during the development process.
A native of North Carolina, and a longtime resident of Shallotte, Kelly is excited about the opportunity to utilize the experience gained in economic development and allow her to further contribute to the exciting growth and development of the South Brunswick Islands. Kelly is a CCIM Candidate, 2021 & 2022 President Elect of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeast NC (RCASENC), sits on the NC REALTORS® Economic Development Committee, Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), the North Carolina Economic Developer’s Association (NCEDA), the International Council of Shopping Centers, former Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Past Chair of the South Brunswick Islands Business Development Committee.
Kelly was honored as the 2019 Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeast North Carolina Member of the Year at the same time her father and business partner, David Stuart, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Commercial Real Estate. She was featured in the January 2022 edition of Wilmington NC Magazine, on the cover of the May 2020 NC REALTORS® Insight Magazine for their focus on Women in Commercial Real Estate and was a top five finalist in the Business category for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal 2020 Women to Watch.
Kelly is the Team Lead for Carolinas Commercial and Broker in Charge of the Sunset Beach office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners.