Meet The Team

Oswald Cooke & Associates is a commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Charleston, South Carolina. The firm specializes in four general disciplines:

  • Net Leased Sales and 1031 Exchanges
  • Retail Site Selection
  • Multi-Family Development Projects (Both Market Rate & Tax Credit)
  • Single-Family Land & Entitlement (Owner & Builder)

Our Agents

Edward Oswald
Broker/Owner

Edward holds a BS from the Citadel (1995) as well as a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University (1998). After graduate school, Edward began his career as an environmental consultant working with landowners and developers. For nearly ten years, his consulting work primarily focused on wetland delineations, wetland permitting and wetland mitigation. In 2007, he began his career in real estate and his prior experience in wetland consulting and development entitlement provides a unique skill set which has proven invaluable in the acquisition and disposition of raw and vacant land for development purposes.

Edward is the Broker-in-Charge at Oswald Cooke & Associates and he oversees the general day-to-day operations of the company which include general brokerage, property management and the project management of OCA’s in-house development projects. Edward does and has contributed to a number of local charities such as The Citadel Foundation, Share Our Suzy, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Operation Home, Swing for a Cure and the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a resting Deacon and active member of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. He is also an active volunteer coach for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department. Edward is currently serving as Vice President for Administration for the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and in 2018 will serve as President-Elect. While not at work, Edward enjoys spending time with his family and being very involved in the lives of his two children, Will and Sarah. Edward enjoys the wonderful Lowcountry outdoors both on land and in the water; he is an avid boat, fisherman, hunter and sports fan/enthusiast. He and his wife Cameron live in Mount Pleasant with their children, Will and Sarah.

Email: edward.oswald@oswaldcooke.com
Phone: 843-388-5650
Cell: 843-810-3453


Benjy Cooke
Broker/Owner

Benjy graduated from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations in 1995. After spending a number of years traveling, he settled into Charleston, his permanent residence since 1998. He and his wife Brandi live in Mount Pleasant with their children Anna Clark (7), Benjamin (4) and Tallulah (2). With over fifteen years of experience in the commercial real estate business, his expertise and knowledge of the regional and national investment market are extensive. His clients continue to benefit from his focus in net leased sales and 1031 exchanges.

Locally, he represents national home builders, multi-family operators and land owners as they work to bring development projects through entitlement and permitting. He is a member of the Realtor Land Institute, South Carolina Association of Realtors, and the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. He currently serves as on the Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission, The Mount Pleasant Affordable Housing Committee and the Mount Pleasant Comprehensive Plan Committee. He has been named a Costar “Power Broker of the Year” for 2015 and 2016 based on transaction volume.

Email: benjy.cooke@oswaldcooke.com
Phone: 843-388-5650
Cell: 843-343-1351


Jered Wilkerson
Agent

Jered holds a BA from Texas A&M University in Finance, where he graduated in 2005. Originally from Texas, he and his family relocated to Charleston in 2014. With over thirteen years of experience in the commercial real estate and energy businesses, he has a creative approach in getting deals to the closing table. His background and expertise gives him the ability to serve clients in net leased investment sales, multifamily, 1031 exchange and land development sales. He is licensed in both South Carolina and Texas.

Jered is a member of South Carolina Association of Realtors, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, Commercial Investment Division and serves on the Charleston Commercial Market Forecast Committee. He holds a Series 7 Investment License and is a Certified Personal Trainer. He and his wife Dr. Allison Wilkerson (PhD Clinical Psychology, MUSC) live in Mount Pleasant with their two daughters Piper and Eliza. They are active members in Seacoast Church.


Sharon Rambo
Agent

Sharon holds a BS in Education from the College of Charleston, where she graduated in 2008. Shortly after graduating, Sharon started her family with her husband Jake and two children Cole and Brynn in Mt. Pleasant. She has lived most of her life in Charleston, and has always had an appreciation for the rich, architectural style that Charleston has to offer.

Photography has always been a passion of hers and she started capturing the picturesque beauty of the area in which she lived. This creativity, along with the experiences that she has obtained from her family’s commercial construction business, inspired her to obtain her Real Estate License from the Real Estate School of South Carolina.


Blair Hines
Property Manager

Blair holds a BA from the College of Charleston in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, where she graduated in 2016. Blair began working at Oswald Cooke as an intern during her junior year at the College, and transitioned to full time upon graduation. She holds a Property Management license from the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and manages over 74,000 SF of commercial property.

Surrounded by a family in commercial and residential real estate in Greenville, Blair has always held an interest in real estate transactions and development. Her current role consists of office management, administrative assistance, and property management.


Ruthie Godfrey
Research Analyst

Ruthie graduated from Lander University in 2007 with a BS in Early Childhood Education. After teaching a short time she started a family with her husband Wade. They now have 3 children, Jackson, Joshua, and Madison Claire. Ruthie has been with Oswald, Cooke & Associates since 2010. She has received training with ESRI in Graphic Information Services and serves as the research analyst for OC&A.


Charities:

  • Share Our Suzy
  • Pattison’s Warriors (Pattison’s Academy)
  • MUSC’s Swing for the Cure
  • MUSC
  • Citadel Development Foundation
  • Hope House (Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Spinx Charity Golf Tournament
  • East Cooper Habitat for Humanity
  • Operation Home