Team Members

  • Van Watts

    Van is the founder and president of Pace Realty and has more than 30 years of real estate development, management and sales experience. Van has been recognized for his knowledge and experience as a land buyer, real estate agent, community planner, property manager, and construction liaison in both residential and commercial real estate. Prior to opening Pace Realty in 1993, Van supervised the development, construction operations and sales for several multimillion dollar projects for Hall Development Coastal Division. His work there won several accolades including the prestigious designation of ‘Top 20 Retirement Communities in the Nation’. Active within the community, Van is currently a member of the National Association of Home Builders and Chicora Rotary Club International.

  • Gladys Chandler

    With more than 15 years of experience in real estate, Gladys has helped North and South Carolina residents and transplants find their primary residence, second home, or even investment property.  After living in Myrtle Beach for eight years, she found her niche in new home sales particularly in the Carolina Forest area.  Gladys Chandler remains a great asset to Pace Realty and the clients she serves.  

  • Johnny Williams

    Vice President of Property Management, has nearly 30 years of property management experience. With a thorough understanding of all facets of property management from accounting, leasing, operations and maintenance, John leads the Pace Realty property management division. Prior to joining Pace Group, John served as a Regional Property Manager and Maintenance Supervisor at Hallmark Property Management overseeing daily operations at 3 properties. Known for his extensive and comprehensive experience within the industry, John has also obtained several professional designations and trade certificates including Licensed Property Manager, Master Electrician license, Fair Housing certificate, EPA Certified Type 1 and 2 Refrigerant, Certified Professional of Occupancy and Licensed Pool Operator.