Jason Richards, SIOR

Global Business Director & Shareholder

NAI Earle Furman
101 East Washington Street Suite 400
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
United States

+1 864 678 5926

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Background & Experience

Jason joined NAI Earle Furman in January of 2007 as a vice president, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011, and was named Global Business Director in May of 2020. He is also a shareholder in the firm. Jason works across the firm’s six offices of NAI Earle Furman, NAI Piedmont Triad, and NAI Columbia and also within the NAI Global network to create and manage ad-hoc teams around specific client needs. Through this strategy, he serves both individual investors as well as corporate and institutional clients to coordinate their multimarket needs across the country and beyond. Jason is also involved in the strategies related to the firm’s organic growth as well as growth via acquisition. He's a 12 year member of the NAI Global Leadership Board and was chair in 2021. He currently serves as a trustee of Furman University and is also a board member of Greenville-based Public Education Partners. He also served the United Way of Greenville County as board chair and is currently the chairman of its Alexis de Tocqueville Society. His many other board seats have included Pendleton Place, The Family Effect, The Greenville Police Foundation, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, The Greenville Symphony Association and the Poinsett Club.


B.A. in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude), Furman University, 2001 Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Duke University, 2003

Professional Associations & Designations

• Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) - 2022

• NAI Global Leadership Board - 2010 to Present

Named an Emerging Leader by the Greenville News - 2016

NAI Global Chairman's Award (awarded to the network's top business director) – 2010

Named one of Greenville Magazine's "Best and Brightest Under 35" – 2009

Outstanding Young Alumni award from Furman University – 2008

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation holder