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Baxter Village Project Update

In partnership with DR Horton, we are pleased to announce that development has officially begun at Baxter Village, a new single-family, residential subdivision located off of Highway 9 and Sloan Garden Road in Boiling Springs, SC. This 167 acre subdivision in Spartanburg County will consist of 550 residential lots boasting a covered pavilion with pool and an outdoor fireplace amenity package. Patio homes and townhomes will be featured. Home sales are slated to begin later this year.

Breaking Ground in Anderson County

Groundbreaking News! Contender announces a new subdivision has broken ground in Anderson, South Carolina, adjacent to TL Hanna High School. Harriett Circle, located at McConnell Spring Road and Harriett Circle, will feature 132 single family residences built by our industry partners at Lennar Homes. More information on lot sales coming soon!

Ford Elliott Builds Fast Growing Real Estate Empire

I’ve realized that a good culture is not about who you’re related to or which country club you belong to – Commercial real estate can sometimes be overly about connections and that kind of thing. But at the end of the day, I built Blackstream and Contender more on hard work and results.

Going Vertical: 
Element by Westin - Charleston, SC

Contender and its industry partner, Marriott, is proud to announce the construction start of the Element by Westin located in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2025, the Element will attract both business and leisure...

Culver’s Grand Opening in Duncan, SC

On December 10, 2022, Culver’s in Duncan, SC celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and plaque presentation by the Town of Duncan Mayor Shirley Clopton. The Reidville Fire Company made an appearance with their Touch-a-Truck along with Santa and his elves. Culver’s in Duncan is located at 1700 E. Main Street in Duncan and is open daily.

Ford Elliott Builds Fast Growing Real Estate Empire

I’ve realized that a good culture is not about who you’re related to or which country club you belong to – Commercial real estate can sometimes be overly about connections and that kind of thing. But at the end of the day, I built Blackstream and Contender more on hard work and results.

People. Partnerships. Projects.

Contender, is the Southeast’s premier real estate development firm headquartered in Greenville, SC with projects throughout North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. A development company focused on land development, hotels, and restaurants; Contender represents a combined experience of 50+ years.

2022 Emerging Leader: Ford Elliott

Ford Elliott currently serves as partner in Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate, based in Greenville, S.C. He founded Blackstream in 2009 with just three team members. In only 13 years he has built…

Greenville Developer Planning Major Project Along Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension

Greenville-based Contender Development has big plans for an 11.8-acre piece of property it purchased along Woodlark Street between Laurens Road and Interstate 385 that will soon be bounded by the Prisma Swamp Rabbit Trail extension.


People.

Partnerships.

Projects.

Contender, is the Southeast’s premier real estate development firm headquartered in Greenville, SC with projects throughout North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. A development company focused on land development, hotels, and restaurants; Contender represents a combined experience of 50+ years.

Greenville Developer Planning Major Project Along Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension

Greenville-based Contender Development has big plans for an 11.8-acre piece of property it purchased along Woodlark Street between Laurens Road and Interstate 385 that will soon be bounded by the Prisma Swamp Rabbit Trail extension.

Ford Elliott

Pioneering Next-Generation Real Estate

Ford Elliott, the Chief Executive Officer of Contender® Development, is a veteran real estate developer and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in development, construction, acquisitions, and successfully running multiple operating businesses. He has earned recognition as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Business for 2023 by Greenville Business Magazine. This accolade underscores his visionary leadership within the real estate sector.

Baxter Village Project Update

In partnership with DR Horton, we are pleased to announce that development has officially begun at Baxter Village, a new single-family, residential subdivision located off of Highway 9 and Sloan Garden Road in Boiling Springs, SC. This 167 acre subdivision in Spartanburg County will consist of 550 residential lots boasting a covered pavilion with pool and an outdoor fireplace amenity package. Patio homes and townhomes will be featured. Home sales are slated to begin later this year.

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Culver’s Grand Opening in Duncan, SC

On December 10, 2022, Culver’s in Duncan, SC celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and plaque presentation by the Town of Duncan Mayor Shirley Clopton. The Reidville Fire Company made an appearance with their Touch-a-Truck along with Santa and his elves. Culver’s in Duncan is located at 1700 E. Main Street in Duncan and is open daily.

IN THE PRESS

NEWS ABOUT CONTENDER DEVELOPMENT

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2022 Emerging Leader: Ford Elliott

Ford Elliott currently serves as partner in Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate, based in Greenville, S.C. He founded Blackstream in 2009 with just three team members. In only 13 years he has built…

Contender and its industry partner, Marriott, is proud to announce the construction start of the Element by Westin located in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2025, the Element will attract both business and leisure...

Going Vertical: 
Element by Westin - Charleston, SC

Breaking Ground in Anderson County

Groundbreaking News! Contender announces a new subdivision has broken ground in Anderson, South Carolina, adjacent to TL Hanna High School. Harriett Circle, located at McConnell Spring Road and Harriett Circle...

Ford Elliott - Pioneering Next-Generation Real Estate

Ford Elliott, the Chief Executive Officer of Contender® Development, is a veteran real estate developer and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in development, construction, acquisitions, and successfully running multiple operating businesses. He has earned recognition as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Business for 2023 by Greenville Business Magazine. This accolade underscores his visionary leadership within the real estate sector.

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