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Richard M. Unger

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Dick Unger has more than 40 years of experience representing private, public and institutional developers, purchasers, equity investors and lenders. Mr. Unger counsels clients in the development, acquisition, financing, operation, sale and leasing of all forms of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, with a particular emphasis on the resort development industry. In addition, he is a frequent speaker and author on real estate development topics.

Mr. Unger is a certified circuit court mediator in South Carolina concentrating in the mediation of real property disputes.

Featured Experience

  • Land acquisition, development, financing and operation of resort and mixed-use properties in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Structuring and formation of homeowners' associations and governing documents for numerous communities throughout South Carolina
  • Structuring and formation of investment entities
  • Negotiating marketing, management, franchise, development, construction and design agreements
  • Structuring, timeshare registration, development, marketing and closing of whole and fractional residential ownership products, rental management programs and resort clubs
  • Structuring, development, financing and marketing of equestrian, golf and marina developments
  • Registering residential and resort communities and condominiums with the Office of Interstate Land Sales (OILS) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state regulatory agencies
  • Obtaining securities commission exemptions for resort clubs
  • Negotiating commercial leases and shopping center transactions
  • Financing, development and operation of hotels and related hospitality industry facilities
  • Obtaining state and local zoning and land use regulatory approvals for developers 

Representative Developments

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • Barefoot Resort
  • North Tower at Barefoot Resort
  • Barefoot Resort Yacht Club
  • Barefoot Resort Yacht Club Villas
  • Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort
  • The Ashworth
  • Crescent Shores
  • Ocean Bay Club


Other Development Locations

  • The Prestwick Golf Club - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • The Lofts at Printer Square - Columbia, South Carolina
  • Windermere Golf Club - Columbia, South Carolina
  • Hammock Beach Resort, Main Tower - Palm Coast, Florida
  • Otarre - Cayce, South Carolina

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Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Hotel and Resort Development; Commercial Development; Residential Development; Zoning Law; Contested Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Planning; Business Organization
  • Investors Title Insurance Company, Agent in Good Standing, 2016
  • Palmetto Land Title Association J. Lee McDonald Award

Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates, Ninth Judicial Circuit; Former Delegate, Fifth Judicial Circuit
  • Wounded In Action Family Foundation, Board of Directors Founding Member
  • Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA), Past Director
  • VistaBank, Board of Directors
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORSĀ®, Commercial Investment Division
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Association Institute
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia
  • Home Builders Association of South Carolina
  • National Home Builders Association