WHO WE ARE
Our firm opened for business in 1927 as Hanckel & Holcombe, thus making us one of the oldest real estate brokerages operating in South Carolina. In 1996, the name changed to Holcombe, Fair & Lane when Henry Fair and Charles Lane joined the company. From the beginning, the firm provided commercial sales and leasing services. Soon it expanded into land real estate and became the first real estate company in the region to narrow its focus on specific segments of the market – namely rural properties and large acreage. Today we serve clients all across the Lowcountry and Coastal Plain, both long-time residents and newcomers, with their commercial and rural property transactions and management.
Holcombe, Fair & Lane has consistently provided conservation-minded clients with dedicated support and knowledgeable service in the purchase and sale of conservation properties throughout the Lowcountry and the sea islands. The firm has brokered all types of land transactions including historic estates, farms, and timberlands – as well as properties geared for hunting, fishing, horses and other recreational uses.
Most importantly, every member of the firm personally owns and manages rural property and possesses a strong commitment to land conservation. Moreover, our brokers and agents support local and national conservation organizations and have played leading roles in South Carolina’s conservation movement. As a result, we have a deep understanding of land management principles and the conservation easement process.
As real estate professionals and property owners, the Holcombe, Fair & Lane team is uniquely qualified to advise clients on the many nuances and special considerations involved with Lowcountry land and commercial real estate transactions. In addition, our brokers and agents are extensively involved in community endeavors related to our work. We hold leadership positions or serve as members of real estate associations, local banks, environmental organizations, wildlife management groups, and local and national conservation initiatives. Broad real estate experience combined with personal commitment and expertise in land preservation and commercial property transactions, create a winning combination for our clients.
Our Commercial Division:
Nearly a Century of Experience
To practice commercial real estate successfully, one must have a keen understanding of the market. Holcombe, Fair & Lane professionals have honed their knowledge of Charleston’s commercial landscape and amassed a proven track record of commercial sales and management – serving our clients with energy, acuity and insight.
Moreover, many firm members personally own, develop, or manage commercial real estate in the Charleston area. Such experience and expertise enable us to assist and advise clients in every aspect of the commercial property business – including development, management, marketing, sales, leasing, and consulting.
from our clients
“We, as a family talk a lot about the meaning of stewardship, of duty to community, the land, and the generations to come…You have helped us honor that responsibility in ways that we could not have achieved alone.”
“We bought and sold amazing properties with Charles and Huger so we were on both sides of the transactions. We cannot say enough good things about Charles and Huger! They were prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and professional at all times, and Meranda was a dream! We would HIGHLY recommend Holcombe, Fair & Lane! Thank you all!”
“Without question, the real estate professionals Will Martin and Huger Sinkler met every expectation during the process of finding buyers for several family properties within the metropolitan Charleston area. The entire process of working with Holcombe, Fair, & Lane—from finding buyers for four different properties through multiple closings—ran smoothly. Will and Huger always displayed deep knowledge both about commercial and vacant land issues, and we were consistently impressed with their prompt responses, suggestions, and communications about showing our properties. Without reservation I can recommend Holcombe, Fair & Lane for their superb service and expertise in real estate.”
“We have worked with Huger Sinkler for almost 10 years. He has skillfully advised and guided us in both selling and purchasing real estate and we’ve had the best experiences and outcomes. He is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. He is very responsive, answers all our questions, and is always one step ahead. We could not recommend him more. He is excellent!”
“Honest, knowledgeable, readily available and knows the area he represents. [Huger] is a class act!”
“I have worked with Charles Lane for many years in connection with the leasing and management of a commercial property. He and others in his firm, including Tammy, Lisa and Miranda, are all very professional, experienced, great to work with and go beyond what is expected of them. They are a great team.”