Luxury Has A New Address


The newly established Hudson Phillips Charleston Properties thrives at the forefront of lavish real estate.

Chris and Rob Desino, principals of Ocala Horse Properties and Wellington Equestrian Realty, hold the largest portfolio of exclusive horse farms in the world. Now, they’ve taken their successful real estate brand to the historic, vibrant and luxurious Charleston, South Carolina.

Hudson Phillips Charleston Properties transforms real estate dreams to reality, showcasing some of the finest and most luxurious homes Charleston has to offer. From downtown to waterfront, its listings include one of the city’s finest restoration properties – located on 60 Church Street and home to Charleston’s last surviving 18th century mahogany paneled room – as well as the city’s most expensive penthouse to ever to hit the market— an 8,000-square-foot duplex on the top two floors of the People’s Building, listed at $16.5 million.

Alongside broker Leslie Turner, Chris and Rob strive to connect clients with their perfect property. Just as in Florida, the brothers apply worldwide marketing and customer-centric service to extend their personalized business model across states.

“This is what we love to do,” Chris said. “Hudson Phillips is allowing us to transfer everything we know about real estate and create a niche brand here in Charleston. We have made several purchases in Charleston and it’s simply one of the best cities in the world.”

“We are proud to be a part of Charleston and feel blessed and honored to be part of the community,” Rob added.

Joining the Desinos is Leslie Turner, former attorney, producer and Charleston resident since 2001. Turner’s knowledge of the area’s history, coupled with her deep love of the community, make her the perfect partner for helping clients love where they live, while making solid property investment decisions.

With nearly a decade spent developing marketing and sales strategies for CNN, TNT and Cartoon Network, Turner understands the importance of reaching the right consumer through optimal marketing efforts. This translates to her success as a listing agent, as she strategically positions and sells properties, negotiates on her client’s behalf and helps them navigate complex real estate transactions.

Together, the Hudson Phillips team channels their passion, expertise and dedication to the marketing and sale of luxury properties. With the highest quality and integrity, they work to ensure the experience of finding a home is positive and rewarding.

“We search for our clients’ homes as passionately as we would search for our own homes,” Chris said. “We love Charleston and we know it inside and out — and with access to the finest properties in the area, we’re sure to find the right one for anyone.”