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.
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.
Frank Cason is the President of Cason Development Group. Having been in commercial real estate for 15 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, and Sherwin Williams. Locally, Cason Development Group has been proud to be involved in new retail and restaurant projects featured multiple times in publications like Garden & Gun (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 the board of Deacons, 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.
Hannah Thickens joined the team as Executive Assistant; she contributes to office organization and administration; with background in human resources and operations management she assists with the day-to-day in the office. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University. In addition to her operations management role with Cason Development, Hannah assists with marketing, research, and preparation of development proposals.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband Joe, doing creative projects and cooking. Hannah and Joe are active members of Shandon Baptist Church.
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 property management of all Cason Real Estate holdings as well as assisting in all facets of the development process from site selection to construction closeout. Originally from Charleston, Frank’s hobbies include playing golf, boating, watching sports, and spending time with friends.
Will joined Cason Development Group, LLC as a full time member in Fall 2018 after interning throughout his senior year of college at the University of South Carolina. Will graduated Summa Cum Laude from the USC Honors College with bachelor’s degrees in Real Estate and Accounting in 2018. Will’s duties include financial underwriting 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.