Charleston, S.C., June 29, 2007 - William Means Real Estate is settling into its new office east of the Cooper River. On June 4, the 74-year-old Charleston luxury-real-estate firm opened the doors to its East Cooper office at 652 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. The office is staffed with experienced real-estate agents who specialize in the East Cooper area, including Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Dewees Island. William Means has operated from Charleston’s downtown peninsula since 1933.“Historically, Charleston has been a self-contained city with its luxury property concentrated downtown,” said Helen Lyles Geer, William Means’ Broker-in-Charge. “But the last 10 years have shown the growth of fine properties from the peninsula to outlying areas. We’ve been doing business outside downtown for a number of years and it was time to open a second office.”As Charleston’s luxury real estate market has expanded throughout the Lowcountry, so has William Means. The firm saw results even before opening the new office.“Several clients chose us because they knew we were expanding our offices to east of the Cooper River,” Geer said. “We’re dedicated to making the buying or selling of a fine property with William Means a pleasure for our clients. To know we’ve made the experience enjoyable and convenient, and built a long-standing business relationship, is very important to us. Our high level of referral business attests to this approach.”About William Means Real EstateWilliam Means Real Estate is the preeminent broker of luxury real estate in Charleston. Since 1933, the firm has specialized in the buying and selling of fine residential property and real estate on Charleston, South Carolina’s historic peninsula, surrounding communities and islands. With more than 20 seasoned real-estate agents and two offices, downtown and east of the Cooper River, the firm is committed to helping clients select the perfect home, for life and lifestyle. William Means is Charleston’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates®, the largest international network of real-estate companies committed to the marketing and sales of premier property. For more information, visit www.charlestonrealestate.com or contact our Charleston office at 843.577.6651 or our East Cooper office at 843.375.4800.