Since Applegate & Co.’s founding in Houston, Texas in 1983, Applegate & Co. has been involved in a broad spectrum of commercial real estate activities including development, brokerage, consulting, tenant representation, project leasing, investment sales and acquisitions. Applegate & Co.’s clients have included a wide range of corporations from Fortune 500 companies to small private companies to major institutional real estate investors and developers.Since relocating to Charleston, South Carolina in 1992, Applegate & Co., has been primarily engaged in investing and developing commercial real estate. Applegate & Co. commits its own capital to every investment or development that the firm undertakes. The firm’s capital is invested under the same terms and conditions as the firm’s equity partners. Each equity partner has the peace of mind knowing that Applegate & Co. has “skin in the game”. Every project undertaken is evaluated on the investment merit of a given opportunity.

Applegate’s solid foundation is built on the philosophy of a team approach to real estate. Successful real estate projects are the product of an excellent team committed to a successful outcome. Applegate & Co.’s principal role is to undercover a potential opportunity, to undertake the necessary steps to complete the due diligence, and to assemble the team of select professionals to see the project through to its successful completion.

Our Team


Arthur H. Applegate

Arthur H. Applegate, President, founded Applegate & Co in 1983 in Houston, TX. Prior to the formation of Applegate & Co., Arthur started his business career as a financial advisor with Underwood-Neuhaus & Co., a Houston, Texas based investment banking firm and later joined Julian J. Studley, Inc. a national commercial real estate brokerage firm, as a broker, in their Houston office. Arthur has been involved in various aspect of the commercial real estate business continuously since 1983.