Robert Balderson

Robert Balderson

Senior Vice President
Co-Office Manager, Production
Charleston, SC


Robert Balderson, Senior Vice President serves as Co-Office Manager alongside his son Russell Balderson, Senior Vice President for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Charleston, SC production office. Robert has been engaged in commercial real estate finance and development for over 45 years, having joined Grandbridge’s predecessor Laureate Capital in April 2001. Under his leadership, the Grandbridge Charleston office has arranged over $1.2 billion in permanent, construction, and bridge financing over the past 10 years.

During the past 45 years, Balderson has been employed as a real estate executive with the following bank-owned entities based in Charleston, SC: Carolina National Mortgage Company, The Mortgage Corporation of the South and Stockton, and White & Company. Robert was appointed to the Young Mortgage Banker’s Committee of America early in his career in 1977. For 8 years prior to joining Laureate Capital, Robert was president of Balderson Investments. He graduated Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve through the University of South Carolina ROTC program in 1971. Robert received his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of South Carolina where he majored in geology and minored in biology.

Representative closings

Bohicket Marina & Market

  • $6,000,000
  • 35 units
  • Refinance 
  • Originated by Bob Balderson

Port Royal Plaza

  • $7,725,000
  • 88,894 square feet
  • Refinance 
  • Insurance company
  • Originated by Bob Balderson

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