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Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners Expands Brokerage Team with Hiring of Mike Musselwhite

December 4, 2018

WILMINGTON, NC – Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners, a commercial real estate and property management firm headquartered in Wilmington, NC, has expanded its team of brokers with the recent hiring of Mike Musselwhite.

A native of Wilmington, NC, Musselwhite is a licensed real estate broker with specialized expertise in restaurant and franchise management. Musselwhite brings more than 40 years in the restaurant industry – 19 of those with Kentucky Fried Chicken (or KFC) and 21 with Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q restaurants in New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

Musselwhite knows the restaurant industry from the ground up. He began his career as a cook with KFC and quickly moved up to management and then to Director of Operations for 15 locations throughout the Carolinas. In 1994, he joined the corporate office of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q as Area Director. In 1999, he purchased his first Smithfield’s franchise in Ogden, NC. Over time, he built three more successful locations in Wilmington, Leland and Shallotte.

During his time with both KFC and Smithfield’s, Musselwhite was responsible for all aspects of the real estate side of the business, from the analysis and selection of commercial sites, to the construction process for each facility. In addition to real estate, his business experience includes management, sales and marketing.

In 2015, Musselwhite sold his four Smithfield’s restaurant locations. Today, he is putting his vast business and real estate experience to work as a commercial realtor for Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners. He is a member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeastern North Carolina, International Council of Shopping Centers and is working towards his CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

In addition to his business interests, Musselwhite enjoys golf, boating, volunteering and spending time with his family.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners was founded in Wilmington, NC in 2004 to meet the commercial real estate needs of companies throughout southeastern North Carolina. The firm is comprised of 22 commercial agents and 11 staff members who specialize in real estate sales, leasing, investment and property management for retail and commercial property owners from Onslow County to the South Carolina border. Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners was the number one office in North Carolina for Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, and consistently ranks among the state’s top performers. For additional information, visit www.cbcsuncoast.com.