About Us

Cason Development Group is a commercial real estate development firm located in South Carolina, and focused on small to midsize development projects in the Columbia area as well as tenant-focused development outside Columbia.


Our Vision Statement

Cason Development Group will remain steadfast in its desire to be the industry leader in character and integrity as well as in the business of commercial real estate.  We will grow with our client’s needs and as our markets increase, while focusing on long term relationships and product diversification.  We will remain committed to honesty, integrity, creativity, and excellence in all of our partner relationships.  Our company growth will allow us to hire, train and grow people who are committed to long term excellence and continual improvement, and where they can grow personally, professionally and spiritually.


Our Mission Statement

We serve businesses who desire to grow by consulting and coordinating with their internal team to
recognize long term financial success in operations and real estate.


Our Values

  • Accurate  We are precise in the answers and information we provide to our clients and partners.
  • Adaptable  We value and encourage new ideas. We anticipate and respond quickly to changes in our industry and workplace.
  • Dependable  We do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it. Our clients count on us to provide solutions quickly for their most difficult business challenges.
  • Encouraging  We serve our clients and one another in a joyful manner, being patient, gracious, and forgiving.
  • Knowledgeable  We have extensive knowledge of our clients’ needs, the real estate industry, and our client’s operations. Our team is strongly encouraged to pursue relevant professional education.
  • Results-Oriented  We deliver superior business performance in a highly competitive environment. We are committed to hard work and personal accountability.

Our Team

Frank Cason

Frank Cason is the President of Cason Development Group. Having been in commercial real estate for over 16 years Frank has worked in markets all along the east coast. Frank began his career at Colliers International where he worked as a senior brokerage associate for over eight years and became one of the company’s top producers. In 2012 Frank joined Cypress Real Estate Partners where he was the Vice President of Development, focusing on new development projects for the company. He worked with national retailers to expand in the Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut markets. In 2015 Frank started Cason Development Group with a focus on expanding national and local retailers as well as opportunistic redevelopment projects in the South Carolina market. Since 2015 Cason Development Group has developed projects for a number of national retailers to include Taco Bell, Burger King, Dollar General, Sherwin Williams, Express Oil and Golden Corral. Locally, Cason Development Group has been proud to be involved in new retail and restaurant projects featured multiple times in publications like Garden & Gun and Food & Wine Magazine (The War Mouth and Indah Coffee) as well as multiple Historic Preservation awards. Frank is an active member at First Presbyterian Church and has served in numerous leadership roles inside the church including as an Elder and a Deacon, chair of the property committee, chair of the media committee, pastoral search committee, and officer nominating committee. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children.

Taylor Wolfe

Taylor Wolfe joined Cason Development Group in January of 2020 after spending 4 years with Colliers International. Throughout his career Taylor has worked with several top national retailers and brings those experiences and relationships to the team at CDG. His primary focus includes sourcing new development opportunities, site selection and market analysis for clients in the Southeast. Taylor is an active member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Taylor graduated from the University of South Carolina. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, hunting and cheering on the Gamecocks any chance he gets.

Frank Dougherty
Development Associate

Frank began working with Cason Development Group in August of 2016 after earning his bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. His main responsibilities include leasing and management of all Cason Real Estate Holdings properties as well as assisting in all facets of the development process from site selection to construction closeout. Frank has recently managed the construction upfits for several CRE tenants in downtown Columbia. Originally from Charleston, Frank’s hobbies include golf, boating, traveling and watching sports.

William Kitchens
Development Associate

Will began work as a full-time Development Associate at Cason Development Group summer 2019 after first starting work here as an intern in 2017. Will graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with bachelor’s degrees in Real Estate and Accounting in 2018. Will’s duties include financial underwriting, asset management and budget preparation as well as working in the acquisition, development, and leasing processes. Will grew up in Columbia, SC and enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, tennis, and watching Gamecock athletics.

Hannah Thickens
Executive Assistant

Hannah joined Cason Development Group, LLC in January 2017 after working in human resources and operations management for a private law firm. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University in 2014. In addition to her operations management role with Cason Development, Hannah assists with bookkeeping, marketing, research, and preparation of development proposals.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband Joe, working out at Cottontown CrossFit, gardening and cooking. Hannah and Joe are active members of Shandon Baptist Church.