Mike White has over twenty-one years of experience in manufacturing and industrial real estate. He is recognized as having reached the upper echelons of his industry, having earned the prestigious SIOR and CCIM designations. Mike is a Fellow In Industrial Real Estate, awarded by the Industrial Asset Managers Council (IAMC). Recently, Michael journeyed to the Annual IAMC Spring 2015 Professional Forum in Palm Desert, California where he was awarded The Michael P. Hickey Award: IAMC’s National Service Provider. This award, selected by his peers, honors service providers who exemplify the spirit of IAMC. Award winners are stalwart ambassadors for IAMC and must uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity in their profession. Mike’s educational accomplishments place him within the top 1% of all licensed real estate professionals nationwide and he works hard to give back to his industry by being a mentor to many within the profession. Mike’s expertise with industrial real estate, particularly along the U.S. East Coast port region, provides his clients with a trusted advisor with global experience. Mike White is a leader and entrepreneur and the firms he has founded continue to thrive in a difficult economy.
A 1983 graduate of West Point, Mike earned a B.S. degree in Engineering and served as a U.S. Army officer in Military Intelligence for ten years and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his activities in support of Operation Desert Storm. Mike served as a Soviet Air Threat Analyst in the Directorate of Combat Developments and gained wide acclaim in the intelligence community for his numerous briefings, technical writings and support of new missile systems. With presentations in tow, his travels brought him to numerous countries in Europe, the Middle East and Central America.
In 1988, Mike was hired by the legendary Sergei Sikorsky of the Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut as an advanced design analytical engineer.
In March 1992, Mike White ran unsuccessfully in the Republican Party primary for the United States Congress, 16th District of Texas. He organized numerous efforts in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993, and is recognized as an expert at expanding commercial trade ties and technology transfer to Mexico. In 1996, Texas Governor George W. Bush appointed Mike White to Chairman of the Texas Military Facilities Commission, the youngest state appointee to the Chair level, which manages 189 statewide armories and related industrial facilities.
In 2005, Mike’s firm was awarded “Service Provider of the Year” by the national publication, Site Selection Magazine. This prestigious national award was bestowed as a result of successful corporate case studies and key professional references. Under Mike’s leadership, his firm consistently produced double-digit rates of year-to-year financial growth. Mike has been published in Site Selection Magazine, Commercial Property News, Real Estate Forum, Charleston Post and Courier and advised the Wall Street Journal on Mexico matters.
Mike White has personally directed the real estate requirements of Johnson & Johnson, Federal Express, Lear Corporation, Philips Electronics, Caterpillar, A.O. Smith, Robert Bosch, Federal Mogul, Cardinal Healthcare, Ryder Logistics, Werner Ladder, among many other clients.
Mike and his family relocated to Charleston, South Carolina in 2007 where he continues his industrial practice. He has completed the Intermodal Transportation (Port Logistics) Professional Training Program given at the College of Charleston. Mike served as Co-Chair of the South Carolina Host Committee for the IAMC Spring 2013 Forum. Participating in numerous community and charitable events, as an Advisory Board member of SunTrust Bank, Mike and Alice White Co-Chair the 1909 Society of the Ashley Hall School in Charleston and support the Free Wheelchair Missions in Peru following his recent missions trip there.
Mike and Alice White have been married for 22 years and have three beautiful daughters, Michaela (17), headed to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2019, Madeline (16) and Maya (15), both attending the Ashley Hall School in downtown Charleston.
Charleston Industrial, LLC
225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 401
Charleston, SC 29401
Significant Clients Represented
- A.O. Smith
- Acer / Wistron
- Allegiance Healthcare
- B.M. – Industria Bergamasca Mobili S.p.A.
- The Boeing Company
- BOSCH Corporation
- Cardinal Healthcare
- Champlain Cable
- Coleman Cable
- Echostar Communications Corporation
- Federal Express
- Federal Mogul CorporationFord
- GE Capital
- General Electric
- General Motors
- Helen of Troy Corporation
- Hewlett Packard
- Home Products International, Inc.
- ING Clarion
- ITT Automotive
- J.P. Morgan Chase
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kent Landsberg
- Lear Corporation
- Lite-On Technology
- Mallinckrodt Medical
- Mediacopy Corporation
- Philips Consumer Electronics
- ProLogis Trust
- Raychem Corporation
- Regal Beloitt
- Ryder Logistics
- Scientific Atlanta
- State Farm Insurance Corporation
- Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
- Thomson Consumer Electronics
- Werner Ladder
Commercial Property News The Wall Street Journal
El Paso Inc. Site Selection magazine
El Paso Times Real Estate Forum
Empresario Magazine Charleston Post and Courier