Our Team

Mark Ratchford, MAI


O: 864-242-4200
M: 864-430-0371
[email protected]

As the president of KDS Caine, Mark oversees the brokerage team, day-to-day operations, company culture and staff. His focus on relationships, not just real estate, has shaped the reputation of KDS Caine in the Upstate’s local market leading to exponential growth for the firm.  

In his role as Partner and Broker, he leverages 38+ years of real estate experience to provide clients with invaluable, in-depth analysis and solutions to intricate commercial projects as he focuses on property entitlement and development. 

Prior to becoming a commercial broker at KDS Caine, Mark served for two decades as a commercial real estate appraiser in the Upstate and has maintained his Membership with the Appraisal Institute (MAI).  

In both his professional and personal life, Mark is passionate about mentoring and investing in others. He serves on the board of SEARCH Ministries and has lectured in Clemson University’s Masters in Real Estate Development program. 

Mark and his wife, Susan, have been married for over 35 years and have three adult daughters. In his free time, Mark is an avid reader, fly fisherman, and enjoys both road and mountain cycling. 

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  • Glenn Love
    Mark at KDS is above and beyond what you could ask for in a real estate agent. Not only is he experienced and knowledgeable, he’s a great guy. Throughout the whole process he extended his knowledge, resources and honest opinion (when asked), to help us make the most-informed decision possible. He never tried to sell us a building. He was always trying to find the best fit for our needs. We won’t buy a building without him!
    Glenn Love
    Impact PBS
  • James Bailey
    I enjoyed working with Mark M. and Mark R. at KDS for my land search and purchase. They were patient, knowledgeable, and know the Greenville commercial real estate market.
    James Bailey
  • Gregory Ward
    Highly recommend KDS! Mark was incredibly patient and helpful in guiding us to the perfect place for our business. It's hard to come across a place that offers a great experience but also cares deeply for their employees and surrounding community. KDS is one of the rare places and we are incredibly grateful to have worked with them.
    Gregory Ward
    Bridge City Coffee
  • Catriona Carlise, Executive Director
    I highly recommend KDS Properties. Larry Webb and Mark Ratchford were wonderful to work with. They went above and beyond for Meals on Wheels during our search for property. They are professional and extremely knowledgeable which provided a great experience for our organization. I am grateful to have Larry, Mark and KDS Properties a part of this process. We could not have done it without them!
    Catriona Carlise, Executive Director
    Meals on Wheels