Specialties: Office, Retail
Scope of Service Experience
20+ years in the real estate business
Background & Experience
John Bauknight is president and Co-founder of Longleaf Holdings USA, a Spartanburg-based investment firm that oversees several business ventures including Total Product Destruction, LLC which was created out of the business unit of Shred First, LLC, Total Storage Services, LLC which leases and sells storage and over-the-road trailers to business’ that have short term or long term storage and cartage needs, and Longleaf Holdings, LLC which owns and manages both commercial and residential real estate and has also taken a minority position in several start-up businesses, the most recognized being Southern Tide. In 2007, Longleaf Holdings USA acquired RJ Rockers Brewing Co of Spartanburg. Bauknight along with founder and Brewmaster Mark Johnsen relocated the Brewery back to downtown Spartanburg in 2009. Bauknight continues to be heavily involved in Spartanburg County’s entrepreneurial community, including helping to launch the Spartanburg Angel Network.
Professional Associations & Designations
SC State Chair of the Young Presidents Organization 2014-2015; Wofford Investment Advisory Board; Spartanburg County Foundation Trustee; Spartanburg County Foundation Family Mentoring Program; Spartanburg Community College Incubator Advisory Board; Liberty Fellow Class 2010; National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) Presidents Advisory; Virginia Episcopal School Board of Trustees Organizer and Founding Member Spartanburg Angel Network (SAN); Chairman SC Brewers Guild 2014-2016; Palmetto Conservation Foundation Board