Nearly $1.1 Billion In Transactions Cements 2021 As A Top Year For NAI Earle Furman’s Family Of Firms

Over the last year, commercial real estate (CRE) markets have once again shown signs of the industry’s extraordinary resilience, with many sectors pulling through to deliver strong gains. As the numbers come in from NAI Global’s US offices, that resilience and determination to take back the market is nowhere more apparent than in the NAI Earle Furman group of companies.

Based out of Greenville, South Carolina, NAI Earle Furman, along with NAI Columbia (South Carolina Midlands) and NAI Piedmont Triad (North Carolina) reported a bumper 2021, with a staggering 1,255 transactions completed and nearly $1.1 billion in sales and leasing over the period.

Community roots

For more than 35 years, NAI Earle Furman has been a fixture of the Greenville community, providing sound advice and top-notch services to clients across North and South Carolina. The firm, which was founded by Earle Furman Jr. in 1986, initially focused on industrial real estate, before expanding into office and retail.

After becoming an NAI affiliate in 1999, the company went from strength to strength, being named the top-ranked commercial real estate company in the Upstate by GSA Business in 2004. It’s an honor NAI Earle Furman has held onto every year since. 

Between 2012-2014, the company opened two new offices in South Carolina (Spartanburg and Anderson) before eventually partnering with NAI Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, NC) in 2017, and then with NAI Columbia in 2019.

Since then, the powerhouse trio has built up a portfolio that includes over 12.6 million SF of commercial property in North and South Carolina.

Outstanding achievement

Speaking to the company’s remarkable success, J. Earle Furman, Jr. said: “It truly is a joy to see this organization flourish and prosper year after year. Our people work hard every day, and to reach almost $1.1 billion in transactions is genuinely remarkable. I have seen this company come a long way over the last 35 years and know the future will bring us lots more growth and success.”

NAI Earle Furman’s CEO, Jon Good, added: “I am thrilled that we reached this impressive milestone. Our presence is far-reaching, and we continue to remain a leader in the commercial real estate landscape across all sectors.”

They were joined in celebrating the firm’s success by Peyton Bryant, Senior Brokerage Associate and Principal at NAI Columbia, and Robbie Perkins, Market President at NAI Piedmont Triad.  The two attributed the companies’ ongoing successes to the entrepreneurial spirit and strong client relationships the NAI Firms in the region have forged over the years.

Carolina dreaming

NAI Earle Furman’s industrial, office, and retail reports showed positive trends in the Upstate South Carolina area, with vacancy rates lower in most cases, and a strong uptick in industrial rental performance.

Heading into 2022, NAI Global remains confident that our firms in North and South Carolina will continue to impress, and to build on the rock-solid foundation of 2021. Or as NAI Piedmont Triad’s Robbie Perkins puts it: “[We are] proud to be a part of the NAI Earle Furman team. 

We need to celebrate our successes and thank our many clients for trusting us with their business. The best is yet to come.”