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March 2015

36. The Cassina Group

What it does:  A boutique residential real-estate agency

Factoid: The Cassina Group closed out 2014 with a sales volume of more than $184 million, consistently ranks in the top 10 of all companies in MLS, and was included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in 2014. It will open its third office, on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, in spring 2015.  

Leadership: Robertson Allen and Jimmy Dye, co-founders


Location: Mount Pleasant

Employees: 26

Revenue: $4.1 million (2013)

Years in Business: 9

37. Daniel Island Company Inc.

What it does:  Developer of master-planned lifestyle communities, including the award-winning 4,000-acre Daniel Island and Carnes Crossroads in Summerville

Factoid: In 2007, Daniel Island Company was presented with an “Award for Excellence” by the Urban Land Institute.

Leadership: Matt Sloan, president


Location: Daniel Island

Employees: 15 plus more than 200 at affiliated companies, Daniel Island Real Estate, Carnes Crossroads Real Estate, Charleston Preferred Properties, and the Daniel Island Club

Revenue: N/A

Years in business: 18

38. Luxury Simplified

What it does: Vertically integrated real estate and property development group that buys, sells, rents, invests, renovates, restores, or builds properties in the tri-county area with a specific focus on the historic downtown marketplace

Factoid: In 2014, its building division brought on Archer Construction, now Luxury Simplified Construction, and its $3-million worth of projects on Kiawah, Folly Beach, and downtown Charleston.

Leadership: Chris Leigh-Jones, CEO


Location: Charleston

Employees: 15, as well as 40-plus full-time subcontractors

Revenue: $2 million

Years in business: 2