Mark Masaschi, CCIM
Senior Partner & Development Specialist
Mark came to the upstate to pursue a degree in Political Science from Clemson University. His professional career began in Atlanta where he managed international import and export operations in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean for Georgia Pacific Corporation.
Mark’s real estate brokerage experience began when he moved to Greenville from Atlanta and joined Prudential Commercial in 1998. He was drawn to commercial real estate because it gave him the opportunity to utilize his corporate manufacturing and management background in a role that would allow him to control the results of his own efforts. In 2002, he became an integral part of Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine and by 2005, was named the Top Producing Broker. Two years later, Mark co-founded D&M Holdings and made a multi-state, fee-development agreement with CVS/Pharmacy to expand market share. From site selection and due diligence, to project and construction management, Mark managed all aspects of D&M Holdings as Principal and Managing Partner and delivered approximately 60 CVS/Pharmacy stores in four Southeastern states totaling $250,000,000—including the store in downtown Greenville.
As KDS’ Partner, Mark has held his CCIM designation since 2001 and leads Investment and Development for the company. Mark currently facilitates the sales and acquisition of income producing properties with a primary focus on the NNN retail and the billion dollar redevelopment of County Square downtown. Previously, he orchestrated the Mast General Store coming to Greenville which helped create a critical catalyst for retail downtown.
Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a network of contacts that allows him to be an excellent connector and problem-solver for his clients. He prides himself on his ability to help clients see their objectives all the way through to fruition as he helps them find the appropriate solution for their specific real estate needs. Mark’s favorite thing about KDS is its client-focused culture. He enjoys being a part of a company that’s big enough to get things done but small enough to care.
Mark has been married to his wife, Renee, for 29 years. They have three adult daughters—Anabel, a Labor & Delivery Nurse in Charleston; Sarah Catherine, an industrial designer at GE in Louisville; and Frances, who is following in her dad’s footsteps and studying at Clemson. Still at home are their two labradoodles, Luci & Ethel. Mark currently serves on the South State Bank Regional Advisory Board and has previously served on the Greater Greenville Board of Realtors Commercial Steering Committee. He also enjoys supporting several different charities within the Greenville community and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church. A self-proclaimed amatuer naturalist, Mark enjoys all the upstate’s natural beauty has to offer and in 1999, channeled his efforts to help The Naturaland Trust preserve 250 acres at the base of Caesar’s Head.
Mark has seen firsthand all that Greenville has to offer—an excellent quality of life, a wonderful setting to raise a family and a deep sense of community. The developments he has facilitated downtown are prime examples of the cooperation in public/private partnerships that set the stage for an even brighter future.
We hadn’t seriously considered purchasing and converting this property until the KDS team provided their thoughtful insight and advice. From initial design to completion, KDS was with us every step of the way helping us to navigate through the complicated process while helping us recognize the opportunities and potential pitfalls of this deal. We are lucky to call KDS true business partners, and more importantly, friends.