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Published on Jan 31, 2020

Jesse Bray of Great Southern Homes Appointed to the Board of the Charleston Home Builders Association


(Charleston, SC) – Jesse Bray, Land Development Manager for Great Southern Homes was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Charleston Home Builders Association (CHBA) on January 28, 2020. He was appointed to the CHBA’s Government and Affairs Committee and will serve a two-year term.

Jesse is an experienced land acquisition manager with positions held in residential real estate development for both public and private builder/developers. He has expertise in navigating complex real estate law, government affairs and negotiating contracts to acquire parcels for builders and developers that comply with myriad regulatory laws and codes.

Jesse is responsible for land acquisition and development for Great Southern Homes Coastal Division,Florence and Augusta markets. He earned his B.A from the University of Louisville and acquired a M.A. in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from St. Louis University. He is an active member of the HBA in each market in which he works and also an active participant in Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association.


The Charleston Home Builders Association supports the local building community and works to promote home ownership in the Lowcountry. Since 1959, the CHBA has served as the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the future of the Lowcountry, encouraging growth and development within four counties – Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley and Colleton.


The CHBA works with organizations, including government, to promote and protect homeownership.The association continues to provide members with the ability to ethically and efficiently provide localcommunities with safe, quality and affordable housing. CHBA members consist of residential contractors, remodelers and developers, in addition to members representing all professions that support the homebuilding industry. The CHBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders(NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.


As one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing builders and Builder Magazine’s 54th Largest Builder, Great Southern Homes knows the housing market of the Southeast better than anyone. Since our beginning, we’ve built homes on the solid foundation of exceptional quality, industry-leading construction standardsand brilliant energy-smart and cost-efficient features. Great Southern Homes currently builds new homes throughout South Carolina with operations in the Midlands, Greenville/Spartanburg, Clemson,Charleston, Myrtle Beach/Georgetown, Florence, Sumter and Aiken/Augusta.