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ark Cothran is not what one might Perhaps it’s these loftier pursuits that have allowed
expect from a native Greenvillian who Mark to stay light on his feet and cast his line in
made it big in real estate. It’s true he’s a variety of directions as the market has shifted.
been in on the ground ﬂoor of some When the economic downturn threatened the
of Greenville’s most recognizable ofﬁce spaces health of the commercial development market,
and suburban outposts – he spent his college Mark gathered investors to purchase attractively
breaks working construction at Sugar Creek and priced residential properties in areas he believed 864.250.0828
developed Simpsonville’s Riverwalk neighborhood would be desirable when the demand inevitably
in partnership with his uncle, John Cothran. returned. Those investments are now paying
off with healthy sales in neighborhoods like The Real Estate Entrepreneur
But when Mark isn’t wheeling and dealing, you’re
likely to ﬁnd him in the lotus position reading a Reserve at Plantation Greene, The Cove at Butler
book on Eastern philosophy, or tying ﬂies for his Springs and The Townes at Brookwood.
next ﬁshing trip.
Photograph by: Darrell Snow