P: 843-333-4190
E: acates@traddcommercial.com

Adam Cates, CCIM, SIOR


Adam Cates, CCIM, SIOR, serves as Senior Advisor with Tradd Commercial and focuses on the commercial brokerage market in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Beginning his career in 2006, Adam has secured over 450 transactions totaling an excess of $175 million. He focuses on the sale and leasing of office properties, development sites, and commercial buildings, and has assisted many national users with site selection needs to include New York Life, Progressive Insurance, AT&T, State Farm, ITT Technical College, Verizon and Wal-Mart. Since 2010, Adam has assisted 13 financial institutions with their REO disposition needs.

A licensed real estate agent in North and South Carolina, Adam received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2013.  He was admitted to the Society of Office & Industrial Realtors(SIOR) in 2023.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations.

Adam attends First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet, and is heavily active in the community.  His involvement has included:

  • Conway Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Horry County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
  • Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors(CCAR) – Former Board Member and 2021 President
  • CCAR Commercial Investment Division – Founding Member
  • CCIM South Carolina Chapter – Board Member and 2023 President
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Council Member
  • South Carolina Federation of Young Republicans – Former President
  • South Carolina Realtors – State Board Member