Palmetto Preservation Works, Historic Preservation Consulting, Historic Rehabilitation, Historic Investments, Greenville, Greer, Upstate, South Carolina

Robert Benedict founded Palmetto Preservation Works in 1995 to combine his passion for historic preservation with his experience in residential and commercial real estate.  An authority on the financial aspects of preservation, Mr. Benedict received Doctorate in Environmental Design and Planning at Clemson University and previously taught Preservation Economics at the University of Georgia. He currently is Director and Professor of Practice of the Master of Real Estate Development Program (MRED) at Clemson University. He previously taught an Introduction to Historic Preservation at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina.  Mr. Benedict holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Clemson University, a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Mr. Benedict is the former chairman of the Design and Preservation Commission for the City of Greenville, South Carolina, a former member of the historic preservation grants committee for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and a member of several preservation organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the Greenville County Historical Society, Upstate History Museum and Upstate Forever.

Robert C. Benedict Profile (PDF)

David Arning joined Palmetto Preservation Works in 2004 as a principal partner.  Mr. Arning previously served as a supply officer in the Navy and worked preservation projects at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design and the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center.  A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Arning holds a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is a licensed real estate agent in South Carolina and sits on the Greenville Design and Preservation Commission.  Mr. Arning is a member of several preservation organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee Trust for Historic Preservation, and Knox Heritage.

David R. Arning Profile (PDF)

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