Development Perspectives

Our Global Reach

Geographic Orientation

Since inception, South Street has firmly believed the growth of the Southeastern Corridor would outpace the rest of the country. This thesis was further bolstered by the 2010 Census’ findings that 14 of the 15 fastest growing cities in the U.S. were in the Southeastern Corridor.  The firm’s perspective that there will be a strong recovery on the heels of the global pandemic and will only further accelerate and grow these trends. This does not imply that general macro-economic trends are part of the underwriting– only that there is a presumed upside in the region that provides a measure of confidence. In all cases, South Street remains focused on targeting quality locations and properties acquired at a basis that provides for long-term value.

Building Communities

Construction & Development

Important among the many factors that differentiate South Street from its peer group goes beyond its expertise at the operating level but its track record in development and construction. From Kiawah Island to The Cliffs to the renovation of historic Charleston landmarks, South Street teams envision, entitle and realize developments that make a lasting contribution to their communities. There is deep and relevant experience across the spectrum of real estate –resort and luxury residential, hospitality, office, multifamily, and boutique retail.

Further examples of the firm’s wide ranging and relevant capabilities include ability to launch and execute home building programs to accelerate land sales and improve customer satisfaction. It is an advantage over those who either don’t appreciate or have the risk tolerance to capitalize on this opportunity.

Investing in Time

Customer Experience

Our guiding ambition is to improve the fabric of our lives – to create neighborhoods, gathering spaces and residences that enhance and preserve the quality of life. Our team works diligently throughout each project with the many interests – municipal, environmental and social – to ensure that all voices are heard and respected. Our collaborative approach is grounded in creativity, persistence and an absolute commitment to quality.

To achieve this South Street has assembled a team of seasoned operations and hospitality experts that deliver exceptional operating results while also delivering a superior customer experience that is defined by customer loyalty and referrals – indeed the #1 demand driver and conversion are referrals from owners and tenants in South Street projects.

Neighborly by Nature

Responsible Investments

Social & Environmental Responsibility

Social and environmental responsibility are core values that anchor our investments and operations. Kiawah Island has set the standard in terms of how to responsibly develop a barrier Island from an environmentally sensitive perspective. Here, and at The Cliffs and Salamander are communities where our footsteps are deliberately light — nature, preservation and conservancy lead the way.


South Street and its portfolio companies have raised in excess of $1 million hosting golf tournaments and other fundraising events for dozens of charitable fundraising events. Additionally, the Kiawah Island community supports a wide range of worthy causes.



South Street and residents of The Cliffs have also come together to create Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO), funding literacy, nutrition and mentoring for children in the Carolina Upcountry. Since its inception in 2007, CRO has raised over $3 million and dedicated thousands of volunteer hours.

Portfolio Highlights

Kiawah Partners

Kiawah Partners

Stretching out across 10 magnificent miles of sparkling shoreline just 25 miles south of Charleston, Kiawah Island’s natural beauty is unrivaled along the Eastern Seaboard. In 2013, South Street Partners acquired Kiawah Partners, the master developer of the barrier Island, as well as Kiawah Island Real Estate and the first-in-class Kiawah Island Club.

The Cliffs

The Cliffs

Seven luxury private golf communities set in three distinct regions across The Carolinas define The Cliffs. From sparkling Lake Keowee to the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains and onto historic Asheville, North Carolina, homeowners and club members enjoy a host of distinctive amenities and access to seven exclusive clubs with a single membership.

Palmetto Bluff

Palmetto Bluff is situated in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. As the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast, Palmetto Bluff is evolving as a vibrant residential and recreational preserve enriched by wilderness and wildlife and enhanced by our commitment to conservation.

Residences at Salamander Firepit

Residences at Salamander

Founded by Sheila Johnson, one of America’s foremost business leaders, Salamander Resort & Spa is located in historic Middleburg, VA. The Forbes Five-Star resort combines artfully designed facilities with unparalleled experiences, across 340 acres framed by Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards, and horse farms.

Presented plans, materials and specifications are subject to architectural and other revisions at the sole discretion of the developer, builder or architect, or as may be requested by law. Floor plans may not be to scale. Any furniture, appliances or decorator ready items depicted herein are shown for artistic and illustrative purposes only and are not included in the purchase and sale of the residence. There are various methods for calculating the total square footage of a residence and the quoted square footage of a unit may vary. All conditions and descriptions of amenities and facilities are subject to the Developer’s continuing quality improvement programs.

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