New park near Greenville opens as The Preserve at Lakewood between Mauldin and Conestee

March 4, 2022 (Source: Greenville News) – With large tracts of land turning into subdivision seemingly overnight to accommodate the Upstate’s growth, the city of Mauldin is celebrating the grand opening of a 120-acre park that will forever keep green in Greenville. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at The Preserve at Lakewood, the DidierGroup’s second privately owned…

Seeing green: How one man is bringing a unique model for parks to the Upstate

Source: Greenville Journal (January 13, 2022) – Hank Didier knows from experience the importance of protecting the environment. As an Orlando attorney who tried cases involving the Takata airbag failures and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Didier spent more than 20 years as a successful environmental and consumer product safety…

The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery

May 9, 2021 (Source: Wall Street Journal)  -Rising stars such as Greenville, S.C., Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah, built out vibrant economies even before the pandemic; now, they are drawing new workers and businesses The pandemic is accelerating growth in midsize cities, positioning them to lead the charge in the nation’s economic rebound. Even…

COVID-19 Has Changed The Housing Market Forever. Here’s Where Americans Are Moving (And Why)

October 11, 2020 – Source: Forbes/Peter Taylor – Amid all the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 over the past six months, one thing is assured: the pandemic has re-ordered real estate markets across the board on an unprecedented scale. Some of this may be irreversible. Real estate’s re-sorting this time isn’t just based on markets…

SC Real Estate Simmering on All Fronts

November 23, 2020 (Source: Greenville Magaine/David Dykes/L. C. Leach III) Be it large or small commercial, industrial, office, retail, residential, or space devoted to tourism and greenery, the current real estate market in South Carolina is a boom looking for a place to erupt. And during the inaugural SC Leadership Exchange webinar in November, real…

Former Millstone Golf Course Turned Conservation Land Hosts The Back 9 Ultra Race for Elite Runners

(September 18, 2020) – Greenville, SC – Upstate Ultra, a race and trail event organizer in Greenville, SC hosted an ultra event on The Preserve at RiverWest which represents 200+ acres of conserved property just three miles from downtown Main Street on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The 6-12-24 Hour Race was held at the former…