Patty Byrne - Handsome Properties
A Charleston resident for over 25 years, Patty has been immersed in real estate since she was a child. Her father was the National President of the Society of Industrial Realtors and was the President of Lehman Associates, the family’s commercial real estate firm, based in the New York/New Jersey area.
Before entering the real estate market, Patty represented the work of world-renowned water colorist, Ray Ellis. Patty traveled domestically and abroad promoting Mr. Ellis’ work, not only to private collectors, but also to corporate entities, particularly national tournaments - the US Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey, is just one example. This affiliation with the US Open led to the partnership with both Ray Ellis and famed British commentator, Ben Wright, to launch the book, “The Spirit of Golf”. In addition, Ray Ellis collaborated with Walter Cronkite on “North By Northeast” South By Southeast” and “West Wind” which were highly acclaimed and sold out editions. Mr. Ellis and Mr. Cronkite were both dear friends of Patty and they both were connected to her hometown of Chatham, New Jersey.
Patty’s experience in real estate, art sales and her vast knowledge of Charleston has proven to be a great resource for creating the life-long relationships she forged while interacting with her real estate clients.
Dragon Boat Charleston, MUSC Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and the 9/11 Silent Walk are among the community outreach programs that Patty dedicates her time to.
She has also participated in multiple television segments, including a national commercial for Mutual of Omaha – AHA Moments, an infomercial for Governor Chris Christie for breast cancer, as keynote speaker for the American Cancer Society, and an infomercial for the Charleston River Dogs amongst others.
Living downtown at Aquarium Wharf provides a daily reminder to Patty of how lucky she is to be living in “The World’s Best City” as recently noted by Travel & Leisure magazine.
Patty lived abroad in Venezuela where she learned to speak Spanish and continues to maintain the amistades that she made while a resident of Caracas!
She notes that her favorite part of Charleston is the walkability and living on the harbor!!