Meet the KDS Advisor Team

Mark Ratchford, MAI

Managing Partner
O: 864-242-4200
M: 864-430-0371

As Principal and Broker at KDS, Mark leverages 30+ years of real estate experience. His ability to provide in-depth analysis and solutions to some of the most intricate commercial projects is a huge asset to our clients and our team members.

Mark focuses on general brokerage, including property entitlement and development, and also serves as a qualified expert witness within the field of real estate in multiple SC courts. Additionally, he provides litigation support for complex projects and is a frequent lecturer at Clemson University’s Masters in Real Estate Development program.

A 1987 University of South Carolina graduate, Mark began a career in commercial real estate as an appraiser and consultant in Columbia, SC. After relocating to Greenville in 1990, he joined The Robinson Company focusing on real estate and consulting for 25 years before merging with Valbridge Property Advisors in 2010. Mark joined KDS as a partner in 2015.

Beyond KDS, Mark is an avid cyclist and fly fisherman who’s explored western mountains and rivers for more than 25 years. He’s been married to Susan for over 30 years with three grown daughters. He is an avid reader and serves in various community capacities including the Search Ministries Board.

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