Meet Our Team

HJP-9.23.15-07 (5)Where Personal Experience Meets Determination

Hayden Jennings Properties has been serving the Charleston, South Carolina real estate market since 2005 with a focus on top shelf Charleston and Mt Pleasant property management. As licensed Brokers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, we have the ability to help buyers navigate a variety of real estate opportunities from vacation homes to investment properties and property management in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. Contact us today and let us evaluate a property for you!

Hayden Jennings

Broker-in-charge

Working primarily as a buyer’s agent, Hayden has two decades of real estate investment experience, purchasing his first rental properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the early 1990s. Hayden currently owns and manages dozens of Charleston-area residential rental properties, and he understands the unique matters involved in purchasing real estate as an investment. His continuing effort to be the most knowledgeable resource for buyers in today’s real estate market includes extensive education accumulated over the years, as well as acquiring the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) designations. Hayden was recognized as a 2014 Realtor of Distinction. He also completed the Negotiation and Leadership Course at Harvard Law School in 2014. The greatest benefit a client who works with Hayden will have is the comfort in trusting someone who will guide them to their ultimate choice with an uncommon level of integrity.
Hayden grew up in Hickory, North Carolina before attending Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he has owned and operated his real estate investment company for 20 years. Before settling in Charleston, Hayden managed Ziggy’s Music Club in Winston-Salem for 15 years. Hayden has a passion for traveling and food and loves the culinary delights the Holy City offers. Even with his busy schedule, he finds time to give back to the community by volunteering at Burns Elementary School, mentoring and reading to the children, as well as volunteering for the National Park Service on Fort Sumter tours (sharing his strong grasp of Charleston’s captivating history) and serving on the Board of Assessment Appeals for Charleston County.

hayden@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-814-8061
Fax: 855-491-5802

Brenda Cook

Broker

A fourteen-year veteran of sales on Daniel Island, Brenda Cook has been working in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. A true “people person” with a wonderful Southern charm, she is as spunky as they come and has a drive and passion for everything she sets out to do. Brenda and her husband of 52 years, Peyton, were introduced to Charleston when their two sons were enrolled at the Citadel, purchasing a condo on the Wappoo River for their frequent visits. She is now proud to call Charleston “home,” claiming it to be the closest place to heaven on earth.

brenda@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8755
Cell: 843-670-3225
Fax: 855-491-5802

Michael Ouzts

HOA Manager

Originally from Columbia, SC, Michael moved to Charleston to attend The Citadel. After graduating, he began his work in Condominium Association Management. Outside of work, Michael enjoys taking advantage of all Charleston has to offer with his friends and family. He and his wife bought a house through HJP on James Island to be closer to friends.

michael@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 803-920-4573
Fax: 855-491-5802

Keith Mayfield

Property Manager

Keith grew up in Tennessee, but has spent the past 17 years calling the lowcountry home. He originally came to  Charleston to attend the College of Charleston, and like many before him, was unable to leave. He married the love of his life Laurie, and has two wonderful children  Maya and Tucker. Keith lives on James Island.  He is active in sports and recreation, from softball to surfing. Keith runs the property management division of HJP and has his real estate license. He focuses on investment opportunities and first time home buyers through out the Charleston area.

keith@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-437-0720
Fax: 855-491-5802

Daniel Sommer

Realtor

Daniel, a native German, started his career in real estate investment back in 2006 and has since worked in acquisition and asset management both in Europe and the United States. In 2015 Daniel and his wife Lauren, a native Texan, decided to make Charleston their home and moved here from Germany with their two young kids and their Labrador Hermes. Living on Daniel Island they enjoy riding their bikes to the many parks and spend as much time on the nearby beaches as possible. Having relocated his family to Charleston himself, Daniel feels passionate about helping others to find their way around and find a great place to live in this beautiful city. Daniel is happy to offer his services in English, German and French.

 

daniel@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: (682) 209-6742
Fax: 855-491-5802

Lisa Brechtel

Realtor

Lisa comes to HJP from Washington, D.C., where she spent over 25 years as a real estate policy expert and lobbyist working for groups such as the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Home Builders and the Mortgage Bankers Association. In addition, she has experience in the interior design field. Lisa lives on Daniel Island with her husband, Peter, and their three children, Madeline, Aidan and Peter Jr.  The family enjoys tennis, spending time together at the beach, riding bikes, and being out on the water.

lisa@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8755
Cell: 571-420-0951
Fax: 855-491-5802

Matt Erickson

Realtor

Matt comes to Charleston from Chicago, IL. The cordial low country environment and awesome weather made his transition flawless.  He is trained in Orthopedic and Emergency Medicine and currently dedicates time away from the office working at a local urgent care clinic. Matt’s real estate focus is Investment Properties. He has started and currently owns several successful businesses in the Real Estate Industry including Charleston Avenues. In his free time, he and his family enjoy the outdoors, exploring local restaurants and bars, and cherish this wonderful place he calls home, Charleston, South Carolina.

charlestonavenues@gmail.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 815-543-1470
Fax: 855-491-5802

Carolyn Freeman

Realtor

Carolyn joined Hayden Jennings Properties when she decided to turn real estate into a profession, not just a hobby. She and her husband, Bill, had long ago decided that Charleston would someday be their home. After selling their respective businesses in Saint Louis and their two children successfully navigating their own careers, Carolyn and Bill made the permanent move to the Holy City. Carolyn has a long, successful career in sales and is thrilled to be helping others find their little piece of paradise! Her joy for all things Charleston and her knack for making everyone she meets a friend make Carolyn a natural in the business of real estate. She and her family enjoy golfing, tennis and the beach. After years of midwestern winters, Carolyn finds joy in every palm tree, cool ocean breezes, and the absence of a shovel in her shed.

Carolyn@haydenjennings.com
Office: 314-324-5710
Cell: 314-324-5710

Thomas Cottingham

Realtor

After many years of vacationing in Charleston, Tom is thrilled to now call it home. Following his retirement from a successful 21-year career in law enforcement, he made the decision to relocate his family from Long Island to Charleston for a better quality of life. Tom, his wife, and two teenage daughters were impressed with all the Charleston area has to offer by way of culture, history, great schools, beaches, and friendly residents. With his passion and enthusiasm for real estate, Tom’s goal is to negotiate and execute a stress free transaction. Tom enjoys golfing, boating, and fishing with his family. He also volunteers his time with the Wando High School Booster Club.

Thomas@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 843-810-7914

Chris Jennings

Realtor

Chris has relocated several times across the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast areas of the country and helped many friends pick the right home for them along the way. As the mother of four, she has a passion for helping people. She finds excitement in the challenge of finding the right spot for her clients and enjoys every aspect of real estate from the design and construction of the home to the location and benefits of the neighborhood. Chris is married to her high school sweetheart Frank, and enjoys exercising, reading, painting, and volunteering with local charities and schools.

Chris@haydenjennings.com
Office: 843-971-8778
Cell: 908-377-7071

Sindy Mills

Office Manager

Sindy has been in the real estate profession for 14 years. She moved here from Alabama where she sold real estate for 10 years. She specialized in Rural Development and Bank Owned Properties. Prior to her move with Hayden Jennings Properties she worked as a Realtor assistant on Daniel Island. Shortly after making the move to Charleston, she met her now husband Jeremy Mills and they have been married for four years. Sindy loves animals and has a cat named Sly. They love going to the local beaches as much as possible and exploring all that this great city has to offer. When they aren’t at the beach they enjoy fellowship with their friends, church family and watching football! RTR!

Sindy@haydenjennings.com
Office: (843) 971-8778