The Granger Team

Based in Pensacola, Florida, Granger Development specializes in the acquisitions and development of commercial real estate. Since 1999 we have developed and invested in multiple property types including retail, office, condominium towers, townhouses, and residential subdivisions primarily in Northwest Florida. Our current focus has evolved to focusing on the acquisition and development of self-storage facilities.

Kenneth Granger lll

Sonny Granger is the President of Granger Development, Inc. and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Sonny is also a Principal and Senior Advisor of SVN Southland Commercial Real Estate, and has over twenty years of experience in all facets of the real estate industry. He has been directly involved in the brokerage and development of every major property type, and brings to the table a tremendous amount of experience with a proven track record and history of success.

Among other successful projects, Granger Development was the lead developer for The Tennyson condominiums in Downtown Tallahassee. This fourteen-story, ninety-unit condominium project is located just block away from the State Capitol of Florida and was Tallahassee’s very first Downtown residential high-rise Condominium. The success of this project helped the Tennyson win the City of Tallahassee’s prestigious “Visionary Award”.


Florida State University – B.S. Real Estate

Organizational Involvement:

Pensacola Chamber of Commerce – Board Member & Chairman of Existing Sites & Buildings Committee Eastside Redevelopment Board – Past Chair

Creative Learning Academy – Board Member


NAIOP Northwest Florida – Brokerage Deal of the Year (2012, 2015)

City of Tallahassee – Visionary Award

Chris Palmer

Chris is the President for Granger Development, an independent real estate investment and development company. Chris is responsible for the sourcing of investment and development opportunities for the company in addition to the oversight and coordination of all acquisitions/dispositions, leasing, due diligence, design, permitting, and construction of the company’s projects. Since 2012 Chris has taken a leading role in the development and redevelopment of multiple office and retail properties in addition to Granger Development’s first self-storage project.

In addition to his role at Granger Development, Chris is also a seasoned commercial real estate broker with SVN Southland Commercial. With over a decade of wide-ranging industry experience, Chris has established an impressive track record and reputation for outstanding knowledge, expertise, & service on behalf of his clients.

Chris is an active member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Self-Storage Association, and NAIOP, where he is past-president of the Northwest Florida chapter and a current board member of NAIOP Florida.


Florida State University – B.S. – Finance, B.S. – Real Estate, Minor – Economics

Professional Memberships & Associations

NAIOP Northwest Florida Chapter – Member (2011-Present), Board of Directors (2013-Present), Developing Leader Chair (2013), Membership Co-Chair (2014), Secretary (2015), Education Chair (2017), President-Elect (2018), President (2019), NAIOP Florida Board of Directors (2019-Present)

International Council of Shopping Centers – Member (2014-Present)

Self-Storage Association – (2019-Present)

Seville Rotary Club – Member (2012-Present)


NAIOP Northwest Florida – Developing Leader of the Year (2012, 2015)

NAIOP Northwest Florida – Brokerage Deal of the Year (2012, 2015)

Pensacola Independent News – Rising Star (2015)

Dusti Demahy
Director of Operations

Dusti Demahy is the Director of Operations for Granger Development, Inc. Dusti began working with Granger Development in 2014. Her responsibilities include client relations, property management, administrative work and general management for the company. Dusti is consistently working on a number of projects for the company. These projects aggressively move Granger Development forward as a leading development company in the Gulf Coast area.

Bryan Coughlin
Investment Analyst

Bryan is the Investment Analyst for Granger Development, an independent real estate investment and development company. Bryan’s responsibilities include; strategically analyzing conditions to identify target markets for potential developments, sourcing opportunistic ground up development, conversions, and value-add investment opportunities within those markets, collaborating the acquisitions and dispositions of existing assets, and participating in the due diligence, design, and development process of green lighted projects.

In conjunction to his role at Granger Development, Bryan also serves as a commercial real estate broker with SVN Southland Commercial. Bryan’s real estate practice focuses on site selection for national retailers and developers, along with the acquisition and disposition of income producing & investment-grade properties across the Southeast.

Bryan’s opportunistic persona and commitment to client relationships has led to a proven track record of success.


University of Southern Mississippi – B.S. Business Management