What We Do

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At Mark III, we create communities. We want to provide not just an address, but a thriving place for our growing Upstate population to call home. Everyday, we create housing opportunities for first-time buyers, age-specific townhome living, single family rentals, luxury semi-custom homes, and everything in between! 

Drive, walk or ride into any of our neighborhoods, and you’ll find well-designed entrances and amenities, sidewalks, street lights, and cohesive home styles. These Mark III Property themes work together to create one common goal: a sense of community.

Neighborhoods           Sustainable Development


The Land Development Process

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At Mark III, we do things differently.

While some residential developers are only involved in one part of the process, Mark III carries properties from the purchase of the undeveloped land until full completion and turnover to the residents.

By focusing almost exclusively on single-family residential projects, we’ve become experts in all aspects of this development niche.

Throughout our land-development process, our values of integrity, sustainability, quality service, and thoughtful land management are at the heart of everything we do.

We offer unique value to our partners and clients, managing everything from sourcing and buying land, to setting up HOA’s for established communities…all with an eye toward sustainability and smart economic growth.

Step 1: Sourcing and Buying Sustainable Land

Throughout our land discovery process, we consider a property’s rich history, as well as its bright future. Mark III considers these and many other important evaluations of land integrity with every purchase we consider. 

Currently Mark III has sold land in eight of the ten counties in Upstate South Carolina. We know the local realtors and have a reputation among landowners of closing our deals and paying a fair price. We have extensive knowledge of the value of the raw land.



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Step 2: Developing Neighborhoods in Partnership with the Country’s Top Homebuilders

Oftentimes, national and regional builders identify an area or a specific site where they want to be, and they come to Mark III to make it happen.

In other cases, we worked directly with landowners first, then offer the opportunity to a builder we think will be successful there.

Step 3: Designing, Completing and Providing the Finished Lot 

Once we have a builder involved (though sometimes we move forward speculatively), Mark III takes the following steps:

  1. We work with our engineers to fully design and permit the site (typically during due diligence)
  2. We close on the land and engage site contractors.
  3. We manage the construction from initial clearing all the way to the installation of the amenities.
  4. Finally, we sell lots to builders so that they can complete the vertical construction. Typically builders have contracted to purchase an entire neighborhood or perhaps share with another builder.

We rarely sell lots to individuals.

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Step 4: Managing HOAs 

As a service to our builders and the residents that live in our communities, we establish Home Owners Associations very early in the development process. We use third-party management companies to ensure financial accountability and transparency, and to uniformly enforce the covenants and design standards.

In our experience, neighborhoods become more cohesive when actual residents are involved early on, so we set up functioning committees and seek their input. 

As the neighborhood is built out, we assist residents in assuming management and full takeover of the HOA.

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