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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Robert Benedict, Ph.D.

Robert Benedict, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Master of City and Regional Planning & Professor Emeritus, Master of Real Estate Development Program

Nf Department of Construction Science and Management
Office: 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-656-9889

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University; M.A.H.P., Goucher College; M.B.A., University of Georgia; B.A. in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Curriculum Vitae


CRP Studio; RE Development Process; Intro to Technology; Preservation Feasibility

Prior to joining Clemson, Robert was a vice-president and partner with Carolina Holdings with project management responsibilities for over $30 million in development including neighborhood retail, single-tenant retail and infill residential projects. With over 25 years of real estate finance and development experience, Robert started his career with The Travelers Insurance Company and was promoted to Real Estate Investment Manager with positions in Charlotte, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. He was also an assistant vice president with U.S. Shelter in Greenville, developing over 2,000 apartments in the Carolinas and Florida. In addition to his extensive development experience, Robert has been a historic preservation consultant specializing in historic tax credits, adaptive use rehabilitations and National Register of Historic Places nominations. He was an adjunct instructor of preservation economics at the University of Georgia for seven years and currently serves on South Carolina's Department of Archives and History National Register Review Board. Robert is also a member of the City of Greenville's Design Review Board and is a past chairman of Greenville's Architectural Review Board. Current research areas include the adaptive use of historic structures, green building practices with historic structures and transit-oriented development. His dissertation is titled The Reintroduction of Heritage Streetcars and the Related Effects of Community Identity and Social Interaction with the Residents in Streetcar-Oriented Developments.

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