Honesty. Integrity. Vision.

Born and raised in Walkertown, North Carolina, a town of 600 residents just outside Winston-Salem, David Swain adopted these small-town principles at an early age. Today, these traditional values define Swain & Associates, a privately-owned real estate services firm founded by Swain in 1978.

Headquarted in the coastal community of Wilmington, N.C., Swain & Associates prides itself on delivering innovative real estate solutions that not only meet the needs of our clients, but also enhance the livability o the communities in which we live and work.

Our award winning projects are thoughtfully and meticulously planned from beginning to end. Our designs underscore our dedication to quality and commitment to sustaining our limited natural resources.

The quality of our projects is second only to our commitment to support the communities in which we work. Since founding his company, David Swain has been a leading philanthropist in North Carolina, giving more than $3.5 million to worthwhile causes that continue to improve the quality of life for thousands of North Carolinians.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

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Philanthropy

We believe in improving lives in the communities where we live and work. Not only do we strive to create economic opportunities through development but we volunteer our time and resources in ways that address immediate needs and have compounding effects over time.

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Environmental Stewardship

We believe in being responsible stewards of the environment in the places where we develop. Our award wining projects are thoughtfully and meticulously planned from beginning to end. Our designs underscore our dedication to quality and commitment to sustaining our limited natural resources.

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International

We believe in developing wherever the opportunity presents itself. Despite the fact we focus on commercial properties in North Carolina, we began investing and developing in the emerging Costa Rican markets in 2005. To date we have over 250 acres of prime ocean view and ocean front properties.

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