Kiawah Partners is a multi-disciplinary, international luxury residential resort developer with near 25 year history of creating award winning communities at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, The Lodge At Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland and most recently Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts.
The Kiawah Partners team is led by Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Charles P. “Buddy” Darby III whose long-term strategic vision has made the Company an industry leader. Their approach to world-class development of residential real estate, private clubs and retail destinations is centered on the idea that each individual’s contribution is unique and those collective contributions, emphasizing strict attention to planning and details, will exceed the sum of their parts.
This approach to development and the team’s expertise in master planning, real estate sales and marketing, architectural design, land planning, engineering and financial management has earned Kiawah Partners prestigious awards and accolades including the Urban Land Institute Award for Kiawah, the 2010 European Golf Resort of the Year for Doonbeg and a host of others. From that, the Company is able to continue to enhance existing projects and capitalize on future ventures.
Kiawah Partners is the master developer of Kiawah Island, a 10,000-acre barrier island located 21 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. The company’s subsidiaries include Kiawah Island Real Estate; The Kiawah Island Club, which encompasses the Tom Fazio-designed River Course, the Tom Watson-designed Cassique, The Beach Club by Robert A.M. Stern and Sasanqua, the Members-only spa; the Sports Pavilion within Cassique; Freshfields Village; The Lodge At Doonbeg in Ireland and Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts.