About Us

James Doran Company was founded as a shipping company in Charleston, South Carolina by its’ namesake, James Doran in 1882. The business thrived and eventually diversified and evolved into the real estate investment and development company that it is today. JDC’s able, experienced staff is currently led by James’ great - grandson, Robert J. Doran, Jr. Robert is a 45 - year veteran of every type of real estate investment and of development. Under his leadership, JDC has developed more than 3 million square feet of retail, office and mixed -use space and more than 4000 apartment units.

 JDC is constantly reacting to the ever-changing world of real estate by recognizing economic trends early and reacting accordingly. Through hard work, strong leadership and acute insight, the nimble company has continued to thrive despite recent economic issues. JDC’s current focus will involve an increased utilization of multi-family development opportunities due to the non- cyclical nature of multi - family housing. With strong roots on the past and an eye on the future, JDC is poised for continued success in years to come.