Businessman, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Philanthropist

Hunley Waters.

CEO of Cobalt Developments LLC

Chris identified a major opportunity to expand Cobalt Developments into the US and selected Charleston, South Carolina as a potential location for growth through regeneration.

Local agencies were highly receptive to Chris’ plans, and Cobalt Developments has enjoyed a fantastic partnership with the town of Charleston.

Chris engaged with local Charleston planners, town officials (including the Mayor) and other stakeholders to establish a positive, collaborative relationship based upon open dialogue. This working relationship flourished for Chris Swan as Cobalt Developments proceeded to develop a 36 home development named Hunley Waters.

Cobalt Developments was able to reduce costs, lead times and assure the supreme quality of the houses by using an innovative factory build construction process to build the award winning Earthcraft green homes.

"Chris has a passion for excellence that has been and continues to be challenged by a difficult real estate market. That said, we have worked together to provide an excellent product to the current and future residents of Hunley Waters in North Charleston, SC. Chris recognizes and acts on the recommendations of professionals where appropriate. I am look forward to completion of the Hunley Waters Project and taking advantage of future opportunities." - Josh Watts - CEO and business development officer, MedTrust Medical Transport

"I have and continue to work with Chris to successfully design and entitle a single family residential project called Hunley Waters in North Charleston, South Carolina. Hunley Waters is the re-development of an existing dilapidated site which is within walking distance of an existing city center. The homes are built utilizing "Green" Building standards, stormwater is filtered of non-point pollutants through a detention pond that is landscaped with native plants. Hunley Waters is a truly sustainable project. Chris is a great team player and a joy to work with, a true visionary. He has put together a great team of consultants and is a good listener. He allows the team to work and make decisions based on professional and aesthetic opinions, which adds value to the project. I look forward to my continued work with Chris and on his future endeavors." - Jason Kronsberg - deputy director of parks at the City of Charleston