Real Estate Veterans.

Cypress has a keen understanding of today’s commercial and investment marketplace and the daily challenges that are presented so we can ensure our clients a smooth transaction.

Our team incorporates comprehensive commercial real estate sales experience, extensive knowledge and expertise of commercial and investment real estate to protect and enhance your commercial investments.

Uncovering the true potential in every asset.

Tyler Baldwin Jr.

cypress commercial team member Tyler
803.834.7014 Ext. 3 Office
803.261.1052 Mobile

Tyler is co-founder of Cypress Real Estate Partners, LLC and Cypress Development Partners, LLC. He has close to thirty years of commercial real estate experience and is skilled in developing and selling net lease retail properties in the Carolinas and across the Eastern Seaboard.

A former partner and principal at Colliers International, Tyler has developed in excess of 100 properties and sold, for his account and third party clients, in seven states with an aggregate value in excess of $400 million dollars. He specializes in development for single-tenant net lease properties with clients including Advance Auto, Dollar General, Bojangles, Doctor’s Care and BI-LO. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Business School.

Tyler is also active in many community causes. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of the Midlands and is a past participant in the Parents’ Advisory Councils with the University of the South and Vanderbilt University. He is a former board member of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. When he’s not developing properties, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife Ellen and their three grown children, traveling with family and friends, running and playing golf.

Mark M. James

cypress commercial team member Mark
803.834.7014 Ext. 4 – Office
803.331.9939 – Mobile

Active in the commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years, Mark is co-founder of Cypress Real Estate Partners, LLC and Cypress Development Partners, LLC. His role at Cypress focuses on commercial real estate development and asset management.

Before founding Cypress, Mark worked in corporate real estate at Flagstar Companies, McDonald’s Restaurants and BI-LO Supermarkets, where he built a reputation of professionalism based on his attention to details and his skill in completing projects on-time and on-budget. He is a graduate of Wofford College and a native of Columbia, SC.

Very active in his community, Mark is currently a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, Treasurer of the Shine A Light Foundation and Vice Chairman of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community Board. He has also served as Chairman of the Columbia Planning Commission and was the Founding Chair of the Greater Columbia Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division. A past Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and President of Trinity Episcopal Foundation, he has been a board member of the Girl Scouts of South Carolina, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Vestry.

Mark and his wife Mills have three children and in his free time, he enjoys golf, running and travel.

James C. Harrison, III, CCIM

cypress commercial team member James
803.834.7014 Ext. 1 – Office
803.331.8088 – Mobile

James is a partner and broker-in-charge at Cypress Real Estate Partners, LLC, with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Previously with NAI Avant for 15 years, James focuses on NNN investment properties and general commercial real estate, which includes retail, office and industrial properties. James assists many different buyers and sellers who may become involved in 1031 exchanges, all cash investing or placement of debt and leveraging investments. James has extensive experience in multi and single tenant NNN investment real estate acquisition and disposition of assets and specializes in helping all buyers and sellers meet their real estate needs. In addition, he has a strong local and regional knowledge in the Carolinas combined with experience and expertise in all facets of commercial real properties. James also can work with clients on restructuring retail leases with the intent of asset disposition, investment portfolio analysis and restructuring.

Over the span of his career James has brokered in excess of $200 million dollars of investment NNN deals for national, regional and local clients. Single and multi-tenant NNN deals have included Dollar General (over 50 stores), Advance Auto, Goodyear Tire, Wells Fargo, Aaron’s Rental, Tire Kingdom, Food Lion Centers, Lowes Foods, Wendy’s, CVS, Family Dollar, Blockbuster, O-Reilly’s Auto Parts, BI-LO, Westinghouse Corp., AutoZone, Cingular Wireless, Rite-Aid, Clear Mountain Spring Water and Swanson Foods.

James was awarded the prestigious CCIM commercial real estate designation ( He served as President of the South Carolina CCIM chapter in 2007 and continues to serve on the organization’s state board. He has won the Greater Columbia Association of Realtors gold level commercial circle of excellence award for three consecutive years and been awarded the bronze award five times. James is a South Carolina native and a graduate of the College of Charleston.

His community involvement includes membership in the Leadership Columbia Class of 2000 and serving on the Leadership Columbia Board from 2000 to 2002. He is currently on the City of Columbia Development Corporation Board, is a past member and volunteer for the Red Cross Development Committee, a former volunteer head coach for the Palmetto Baseball League and YMCA Soccer and has served on the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Alumni Council.

James and his wife Meg have two children and live in Columbia, SC, where they are active members of Shandon United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and hunting.

Tyler Baldwin III
803.834.7014 Ext. 5 – Office
803.261.6465 – Mobile

A native of Columbia, SC, Tyler joins Cypress Commercial & Investment Real Estate as the team’s newest Development Associate.

Before Cypress, Tyler was a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group in New York City. He recently graduated from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management with a master’s degree in Real Estate and Strategy. Additionally, he holds a bachelor’s degree in both Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.

Outside of the office, Tyler enjoys watching Gamecocks and Commodore’s athletics, playing golf, and taking his dog, “Charlie,” on walks.