Meet our owners/brokers:
Simon M. Cooke
Simon has been helping buyers and sellers with their Hilton Head Island real estate for six years in some of the most in-demand Hilton Head communities like Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes and Bluffton communities such as Belfair and Colleton River. A full time Hilton Head resident for the past 10 years, Simon has lived in some of the finest Island communities; Indigo Run, Forest Beach and now Sea Pines.
Simon’s passion for Hilton Head real estate follows on from a successful career as a touring golf professional where he competed on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Canadian Tour, South African Tour, amongst others. A graduate of the University of Virginia (’96), Simon earned All-American status three times, was named 1996 ACC Player of the Year and recently received the unique distinction of being named one of the 50 Best Golfers in the History of the ACC. He is a partner in Golf Prep, junior golf academy.
Simon grew up in and around London, England. At 16 he moved to Richmond, Virginia with his parents and brother, all of whom now live on Hilton Head Island. His parents, Mike and Barbara Cooke live in Indigo Run and brother Tim is the Director of Golf Instruction at The Sea Pines Resort, another Hilton Head luxury community and one of the top golf courses in America; Harbour Town Golf Links.
When he is not sharing his passion for Hilton Head property, Simon enjoys spending time with his wife Margaret and son George. He is still an avid golfer and coaches young golfers. He enjoys fishing and kayaking through the lowcountry marshes and creeks, and enjoying the beautiful Hilton Head beaches.
Richard W. Kerr, Jr. J.D.
Rich is a broker-agent who will help you put together a successful real estate purchase or sale. A graduate of the University of Virginia (’91) and Tulane University Law School (’95) Rich spent twelve years as a trial attorney in Virginia, working for two of the largest law firms in the State. “I spent years in Virginia courtrooms representing people whose deals, for whatever reason, had fallen apart. I saw too many cases where with just a little foresight and professional assistance the deal would have been a tremendous success for everyone involved.”
In 2007, Rich, his wife Stephanie, and their two children, Taylor and Jackson, left Virginia and moved to Hilton Head Island. “My wife and I would come to the South Carolina coast every year for a family vacation and every year we drove home asking ourselves the same question: “Why don’t we LIVE here?” In 2007, they made it a reality. “Absolutely no regrets — one of the best decisions for each of us individually and as a family. Our kids love it and so do we!”
After taking and passing the South Carolina Bar Examination, Rich decided not to jump back into the courtroom. “I have always loved real estate and when Simon proposed a real estate company, I absolutely loved the idea. I can put my experience and knowledge to work helping people put together real estate deals that work.” Having spent years handling contractual issues for clients, and having bought and sold numerous properties personally, Rich understands the frustration people feel with a process like buying a home.
“For most people, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. Having someone there who knows the process in-and-out, front-to-back, and takes the time to explain it all is invaluable for my clients.””
In his spare time, Rich can be found on the golf course, tennis court or just enjoying the lifestyle with his family here on Hilton Head Island. “We have 28 golf courses on this island, more tennis courts per-capita than anywhere on earth, and the beach is never more than a bike ride away. How can you not love living here?”