Sean P. Hartness is actively involved in real estate development in Greenville and Charleston. Mr. Hartness earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1992 from the University of South Carolina. He is an active pilot and aviation enthusiast.
After a 20-plus year career in packaging with Hartness International, he founded Hartness Development in Greenville and was part of the leadership team that established King and Society, a full-service real estate firm in Charleston. Since making this career move, he led efforts to develop the Homestead at Hartness, a 140-homes for lease innovative development in Greenville.
Currently, he is a board member of Furman University, Board of Visitors; Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Greenville County Museum of Art and Triple Tree Aerodrome. He is a past board member of the Peace Center for Performing Arts and the Community Foundation of Greenville Inc.
He is active with the Society of International Business Fellows and attends First Baptist Greenville.
1.) How long has your family been a part of the Greenville community?
My grandfather moved to Greenville from North Carolina in the early years of WWII to start a Pepsi franchise in the Upstate.
2) Who originally purchased the property now being developed?
My father, Thomas P. Hartness, began to purchase property in the late 1970s. Back then, the land was considered to be far outside of Greenville. My family built a home there in 1980. Hartness International began purchasing adjacent property in the mid-1980s and relocated their HQ on the property in 1986. So, the land has been in our family for over 40 years.