Det Bowers has joined the management team at Columbia, South Carolina-based commercial real estate firm Newmark Grubb Wilson.
Bowers has been named managing director of the firm's statewide offices, succeeding the late Marshall Kibler, who died in March.
"The board, with recommendations from the company, elected to go outside for a new managing director, primarily to allow us to maintain production while having an administrator who can invest the required time on many fronts,” Jeremy Wilson, broker-in-charge and chair of the Newmark Grubb Wilson board, said. “I have known Det for 30 years and he brings a wide array of experiences to the table that we believe can aid us in moving the company forward.”
Bowers, a former pastor for Christ Church of the Carolinas, expressed his optimism about working "alongside so many accomplished and vibrant personalities.” Bowers has been a lawyer for two decades, working in federal, state and municipal courts. He has experience in politics, having run for the Senate GOP primary seat in 2014 and South Carolina House in 1980 and worked for the campaigns of Lt. Gov. Nick Theodore and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.
His resume includes work in real estate development, agribusiness, outdoor advertising and insurance. He is a South Carolina native and a Wofford College graduate. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and master's of divinity from Columbia International University.
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