Columbia, SC (February 10, 2020) - NAI Columbia, a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, celebrated its one-year anniversary in January 2020. The firm, in partnership with NAI Earle Furman (Greenville, South Carolina), is built on a solid foundation of tenured Midlands brokers, and it has seen immense growth during its first year as a result of increased resources as well as a fresh approach to talent development and training.
“In strategically aligning itself with NAI Earle Furman, NAI Columbia professionals have leveraged the expertise across both markets to expand their knowledge, share best practices and utilize increased resources to grow their business and better meet clients’ needs,” said Jonathan Good, Broker-in-Charge at NAI Columbia. “In the last year, we have been able to grow organically and have implemented a junior associate program that has enabled our senior brokers to handle more workflow while at the same time training the next generation as the foundation upon which we will continue to build.”
The eight principals of NAI Columbia, all of whom are brokers within the firm, have a combined 200 years of commercial real estate experience as market leaders in the Midlands of SC. “The alignment with NAI Earle Furman has allowed our experienced Columbia based team to expand on a proven junior associate program and combine our entrepreneurial approach with the ability to earn ownership in the firm. This is and will continue to be a real differentiator as we expand our geographic coverage and personnel. The strategic shifts made in the last twelve months have redefined a path for our continued success,” said Ben Kelly, Senior Broker and Principal within the firm.
“Our success this year has been really incredible,” said Peyton Bryant, Senior Broker and Principal. “We’ve exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the firm. It’s amazing what can happen when interests are aligned to best serve our clients and community. We are encouraged by what we’ve experienced thus far, and we’re excited for what we will be able to do for our clients in 2020.”
The company recently took additional space at 807 Gervais Street to give them an entire floor within the building. In the redesign, there was a strong emphasis on open workspace and multiple areas for meetings and discussions. “Collaboration is a big part of who we are,” said Good. “If our brokers and employees are talking to each other, that’s good for them and great for our clients. So many opportunities arise through those informal conversations. This approach allows us to be creative with deal structures and close more transactions.”
About NAI Columbia
NAI Columbia, a full service commercial real estate firm, officially launched on January 1, 2019. The new company is a partnership with NAI Earle Furman (Greenville, SC) and eight local principals, all of whom were senior brokers with NAI Avant, which has served the midlands market for over fifty years. As the Metropolitan Columbia representative of NAI Global, NAI Columbia is affiliated with more than 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with more than 7,000 local market professionals, managing 425 million square feet of property. NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate firms that work in unison to provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Columbia provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services throughout the Southeast.