About Us

Malone Condos is truly a family operated and owned business. We began in 1997 when William "Elbert" Matthews decided to buy a condo at St. Phillip's Place located in Downtown Charleston South Carolina for his daughter, Laura M. Newkirk, who was attending the College of Charleston. He bought it as an investment opportunity. At the very same time, Elbert's Mother-In-Law, Mrs. Mary Malone, decided it would also be a great investment opportunity and she bought a few condos at one time. Each year Mrs. Mary Malone continued to buy up more and more condos in the Charleston area. Mrs. Malone managed the condos on her own with some assistance from her family for 10 years, until she retired for medical reasons in 2007. In 2007 Mrs. Mary Malone's daughter, Linda M. Matthews, began managing the condos full time with assistance from her daughter, Laura M. Newkirk. Throughout this time the family continued to buy more and more condos in the Downtown Charleston area as they enjoyed providing upscale housing for students to call home.

In November 2009 Mrs. Linda Matthews retired from managing the Condos and hired her daughter, Laura M. Newkirk to do the job full time. Laura became licensed in the State of South Carolina as a Property Manager in Charge so that she could conduct property management business for her family in a legal professional manner. At the same time, Linda and Elbert Matthews brought Laura on as a Co-Owner for Malone Condos, LLC. To this day Laura manages the entire business, such as leasing the condos, hiring contractors, signing leases, handling the financial end of the business, and performing marketing for the business. For service orders we have a list of contractors that have worked for Malone Condos for 15 plus years that provide plumbing, A/C and heater work, painting, flooring and other general work order jobs.

When the family got together to decide on a name for the family business, they decided to go with Malone Condos to honor Mrs. Mary Malone. Unfortunately, Mrs. Mary Malone developed Alzheimers and did not understand the magnitude of what she created. She passed away on April 27, 2011 and will be deeply missed.

Today Malone Condos is registered as a Property Management Business in good standing with the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the Charleston Apartment Association (CAA) and also forms their leases in accordance with these organizations. Numerous of our previous residents that have stayed in one of our condos throughout their time in college, left us with letters of recommendation so that future prospects could see how good of an experience they had while living in a Malone Condo. We pride ourselves on making sure a good relationship exists between landlord and tenant.

We will continue as a family with what Mrs. Mary Malone started by buying more condos each year to increase in size and to also make Malone Condos the best Property Management Company in the Charleston Area.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. We are Charleston natives, that have owned and operated a local family business for over 15 years.

Mrs. Mary Malone

Gone But Not Forgotten

Rest in Peace......January 5, 1923 - April 27, 2011

Mary Malone Side View
Mary Malone on Boat
Mary Malone Dressed Up
Mary Malone Driving Sailboat