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    Kathy Besse named Broker in Charge and VP of Business Development

    Kathy Besse named Broker in Charge and VP of Business Development

    Pawleys Island, SC – January 11, 2019 – The Lachicotte Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy Besse to Broker in Charge and VP of Business Development. She will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the companies highly respected residential and commercial real estate professionals, training, recruitment and support, in addition to corporate strategic business development.

    “Kathy has played a key role in the vision and growth of Lachicotte, and she was instrumental in our successful transition as owners. Her integrity, knowledge, energy, and valued dedication, along with reputation, made her a clear choice as Broker in Charge”. Said Christy Cooper Whitlock, Managing partner of Lachicotte.

    Kathy has over 14 years of real estate experience in the area with 10 years being a Christie’s luxury sales agent. In 2012 she joined Lachicotte where she has overseen Marketing and Branding for all Lachicotte Company divisions; commercial, residential, and vacation rental. She is a certified Christie’s International Luxury Specialist and Lachicotte Luxury Specialist where she served as Broker Associate along with Marketing Director.

    A native of Indianapolis, IN, Kathy, and her husband Dean, moved to Pawleys Island 25 years ago where they raised their two children, Garrett and Rowan. In her spare time, Kathy loves arts, baking, thrift shopping, furniture restoration and spending time on the water. “I have a true love for real estate and decided from the beginning of my career that I would take who I am and make it the core of what I do”, said Kathy Besse.


    The Lachicotte Company was established in 1991. In 2012, the two iconic Lowcountry families (Lachicottes & Coopers) joined forces when The Lachicotte Company merged with Vintage Estates Realty. In 2018, the reins of the company were handed over to the four Cooper siblings by Doc Lachicotte. The full-service brokerage, with an experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals, offers both Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services complete with Property Management. In addition, the Rental Division provides vacation planning & rental services, vacation home property management as well as long-term rental management and placement.

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