Our team enjoys nearly 40 years of combined experience in the real estate industry, plus valuable backgrounds in other industries, a client-centered approach, and expert knowledge of the local market. Thus, our brokerage firm is in a favorable position to secure successful real estate transactions for our clients. For more information about our team members, please click on each Bio below.
Bobby Lyons, SIOR, CCIM
Bobby Lyons is an industrial real estate broker, auctioneer, developer and the owner/president of Lyons Industrial Properties, a full service industrial real estate brokerage, development and management firm based in Spartanburg, SC. The company specializes in leasing, sales, and development of industrial buildings… warehouses, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Their market area consists of the 10 counties which make up the Upstate of South Carolina market with a focus on Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and Cherokee Counties – all of which are located along the booming I-85 corridor.
Bobby is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.
Bobby earned the prestigious CCIM designation in June, 2002, at the CCIM Institute’s annual convention held in Phoenix, Arizona. The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial and industrial real estate professionals upon completion of a graduate-level curriculum and attainment of a level of qualifying experience. CCIM’s are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis, and form a business network encompassing 1,000 markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Only six percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. Bobby has extensive experience in industrial real estate brokerage (conventional), auctions (accelerated marketing method), development, construction, and investment analysis.
Bobby is married and has six children with ages ranging from 21 years to 8 years old. Bobby is on the advisory board for Wells Fargo Bank, he is in his seventh year as Program Chairman and an active member with the Downtown Rotary Club of Spartanburg, and he and his family are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gaffney, SC.
Chris Schweighart, MBA
Vice President, Brokerage Services
Chris Schweighart is an integral part of the Lyons Industrial team. Chris serves in the role of Vice President, Brokerage Services, a position that will leverage his unique and noteworthy experience in leadership positions across various industries.
Chris brings over twelve years of experience in commercial and residential property management, overseeing multi-property portfolios of various asset types, including industrial buildings, self-storage facilities, mobile home communities, medical office buildings, single family homes, and airport terminals. Prior to his career in property management, Chris enjoyed an eight-year career in education, teaching all levels of Spanish and managing various businesses, including an international travel program focused on community service, at a college preparatory school in southern California.
Chris earned an MBA from San Diego State University, and a BA degree from Colgate University in upstate New York, where he majored in Spanish and also played on both the soccer and baseball teams. Chris is a fluent Spanish speaker and writer, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world.
These distinctive skills and experiences enable Chris to work collaboratively and effectively with clients, owners, vendors, other brokers, and community stakeholders of all nationalities and backgrounds…a key to success in this role with Lyons Industrial Properties.
A native of San Diego, California, Chris recently relocated with his wife and son to the Upstate region of South Carolina…and they love it here! In his free time, Chris enjoys cheering on his son’s soccer and baseball teams, and officiating youth soccer games. Chris is also a parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville, and an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
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