Andrew Weddle has strong ties to Columbia, South Carolina and is excited to work on another project in the growing city. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina, graduating with honors, and began his career with Columbia based Edens & Avant.
After earning an M.B.A. in real estate finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Andrew led a team of mortgage acquisition specialists in the Palm Beach, Florida office of Ocwen Financial. He later served as the managing director and was a partner of Diversified Development, Inc. (DDI), a Columbia based developer of office and industrial properties in North and South Carolina. At DDI, he acquired a distressed, mostly vacant office park (Westpark Office Park) and formulated a strategy to generate significant development demand to revitalize the park.
Later, Andrew was instrumental in the redevelopment of the historic Olympia Mill Village, in downtown Columbia, SC. As managing member of Olympia Partners, he purchased 100% ownership of the Mills and implemented his adaptive reuse vision of the 100-year-old Granby and Olympia mills into loft apartments valued at $80 million.
Andrew is a partner in Progress Student Living, a company founded by Dave Douglas (Douglas Development of Aynor, SC), a well-respected and prolific developer of affordable housing. Weddle was also a principal of HighBridge Properties in San Francisco.
Andrew holds a South Carolina real estate license with Al Saad of A.L. Saad & Companies.