RCB Development is a privately held real estate investment and development company headquartered in Charleston, SC. Our team has a substantial track record of discovering risk-adjusted opportunities that maximize return for our investors in the greater Charleston, SC market. Prior to forming RCB Development our team built careers at some of the largest and most well-respected institutional commercial real estate companies in the country. We bring institutional experience, knowledge and management to boutique real estate investing.

Russell Canard


russell@rcbdevelopment.com // 202.441.3142

As a Managing Partner, Russell oversees all acquisitions, leasing, architectural/design and operations for RCB Development. Prior to RCB, Russell was a Principal with Cresa Partners in Washington DC, the largest Tenant-only commercial real estate advisory firm in the country. Since 2001, Russell’s primary role at Cresa was strategizing, developing and implementing real estate plans that were tailored to his clients’ needs, specifically with relocating, renegotiating, purchasing, expanding, and/or downsizing their office space. Russell received a B.A. in Business Management from Gettysburg College.

Reed Brownell


reed@rcbdevelopment.com // 843.860.0954

As a Managing Partner, Reed oversees all acquisitions, financing, marketing and operations for RCB Development. He honed his experience in all facets of real estate while working with Edens in Washington, DC, gaining expertise throughout the Southeast in all aspects of development, construction, management and leasing. After working with Charleston based WRS Development, Reed started his own firm (The Garrison Group), which became the precursor to the formation of RCB Development. Reed received a B.A. in English from the College of Charleston.

Alex Fraser


alex@rcbdevelopment.com // 843.384.1147

Alex is responsible for overseeing all finance, development and asset management on behalf of RCB Development and its partners including reporting, third party oversight and capital improvement projects. Previously, Alex worked for Edens in Washington, DC managing development activity on the Mosaic District: A two million square foot urban mixed-use development representing a total project investment of over $650 million. While with Edens, Alex gained experience as the asset manager for their Mid-Atlantic portfolio, and as a capital markets analyst underwriting over $3 billion worth of transactions. Alex received a B.S. in Financial Management from Clemson University, was a member of Teach For America and is actively involved with the Charleston executive council for ULI.

Smith Brownell


smith@rcbdevelopment.com // 843.437.4017

Smith is responsible for sourcing acquisitions for RCB Development. Smith excels at creating relationships and negotiating with local property owners and brokers and has helped to source over $20 million in acquisitions for RCB since 2016. Smith joined RCB in 2012 as a property manager and has an extensive knowledge of the Charleston market, having been a resident since 2002. Smith obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Charleston.

Kevin Murphy


kevin@rcbdevelopment.com // 404.942.7017

As Director of Construction Management, Kevin oversees all design and construction related projects for RCB. Prior to RCB, Kevin developed and led a team of project managers in JLL’s Charleston office, where they completed projects that ranged in size from an 1,100 SF tenant upfit to an 172,000 SF build-to-suit office headquarters. Project types varied from office, industrial, historic renovation, and healthcare. Prior to JLL, Kevin was a project manager with a leading national general contractor and managed a diverse range of projects in the corporate interiors, life sciences, higher education and healthcare markets. Kevin received his B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.

Mary Davis



As Director of Property Management, Mary oversees the daily operations of all Commercial Real Estate Assets for RCB Development. Prior to RCB, Mary previously held the position of Real Estate Manager for CBRE, Inc. where she managed a portfolio of over 2 million square feet to include office, industrial and retail. Additionally, she has an extensive background in residential and HOA management. Mary received her B.S. in Parks Recreation and Tourism Management from Clemson University and holds a South Carolina Real Estate License.

Benjamin Ross


ben@rcbdevelopment.com // 703.861.2975

As Director of Accounting, Ben is responsible for all aspects of Commercial Real Estate accounting at RCB Development. Tasked with the initial design and implementation of RCB’s accounting system, Ben has tailored internal controls to streamline procedures while continuing to meet industry standards. With over ten years of accounting experience in Washington, D.C., most recently with Quadrangle Development, Ben brings a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Real Estate Development. Ben received a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University.