Marlena Franklin, CCIM

Marlena Franklin, CCIM

Sales Associate

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Fax: 843.744.9879
Mobile: 843.834.9151

Marlena has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and has been a Senior Commercial Broker and top producer with Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic since 1999, consistently earning the Circle of Distinction Awards. Marlena earned the prestigious CCIM designation in 2004. Only 6% of an estimated 150,000 commercial agents world wide are members of this elite group. This designation offers a strong knowledge base in evaluating properties, enabling her to determine whether to buy, sell, lease or lease-back to obtain maximum returns. She consistently guides clients in the direction of their best interest and bottom line by listening to their goals and needs. Marlena is actively involved in her community as a Board Member of Dorchester Children and as a Rotarian, as well as other various local organizations. She received her Business Degree from Limestone College and is a member of Charleston, SC and National Board of Realtors, Commercial Investment Division and Urban Land Institute. She is also involved with the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. Marlena is passionate about her work and strives to guard her clients interest with her training, industry experience, market knowledge and integrity adding value to each transaction.

Primary Specialty:

General Commercial


  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women Network)
  • CID (Commercial Investment Division)
  • ULI (Urban Land Institute)
  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)


  • Multi-Year Coldwell Banker Commercial Circle of Distinction Recipient
  • Rotarian of the Year (2002)
  • Leadership Charleston Alumni

Marlena has represented me in several real estate transactions over the past ten years. She’s done an exceptional job in sales and leasing. She has brought deals to me and gone above and beyond to find a way to make them work. She’s leased many of my properties and always done a great job in bringing the two sides together in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Marlena for all of your commercial real estate needs!

Tony Pope

Insurance Agent, State Farm