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
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
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
Employees: 15, as well as 40-plus full-time subcontractors
Revenue: $2 million
Years in business: 2