Charles C. (Buddy) Smith, Jr. | Tuscan Gardens Senior Living
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Charles Smith Jr

Buddy is a partner and major stockholder in Tuscan Gardens and The Heritage of Forest Acres Properties, LLC through other entities. Since his identification of the Forest Acres property as a prime location for one of the firm’s senior living communities in 2014, he has been the assigned executive to drive the project. Buddy is a Walterboro, S.C. native and alumnus of USC. While a student at Carolina, he served for a number of years as a page in the S.C. Senate. Post graduation, he engaged in studies of philosophy and apologetics at L’Abri Fellowship in Huemoz, Switzerland. He and his beloved wife of 44 years, Becky, have owned a home on Edisto Beach, S.C. for 25 years where they reside when not in Winter Park, FL.  Their 3 adult children, (daughter, Becca Jones, a USC alumnus, son, Madison, a College of Charleston alumnus and son, Elliott, a UF and FSU College of Law alumnus) all reside in Charleston, S.C. During his almost 45 year business career, Buddy has been a principal party in the acquisition, development, capital formation and operational aspects of an extensive number of business enterprises, including real estate ventures totaling more than $425 million. He is known by his professional peers as a visionary entrepreneur and an innovative business strategist. Buddy is honored to be in a unique position to bring “The Heritage at Forest Acres” to the Greater Columbia community.