Greenville, SC – (May 26, 2020) NAI Earle Furman is pleased to announce that Jason Richards has been named Global Business Director. In this newly created role, Richards will be responsible for helping all business lines across the firm’s six offices in the Carolinas to realize business growth opportunities throughout the region and beyond. He will also be working to continue the growth of the firm both organically and through acquisition.
Richards, a 13 year veteran of the firm, first joined as vice president and was named chief operating officer in 2011 and a shareholder in 2016. The company has quadrupled in size and scope during his tenure. “This is a perfect storm of opportunity, and we intend to make the most of it,” said NAI Earle Furman CEO Jon Good. “We created this new position to match Jason’s skill set, and we believe that his creativity and connections will help elevate all aspects of our business. Our firm has grown profoundly in the last decade from a localized brokerage and property management firm to a regional company with many new business lines, most notably our Appian Investment Funds. We want to continue that trajectory, and we believe that having Jason’s eye on the future will help us do that.”
Richards also currently serves as vice-chair of the NAI Global Leadership Board and will assume the position of chair in 2021. NAI Global President and CEO Jay Olshonsky agreed that this was a positive development for the brand. “Jason has been very involved with the network from day one,” said Olshonsky. “I’ve always been impressed with his ability to see the big picture globally for commercial real estate, and I look forward to seeing how his new position enables him to create business across our international footprint in new and creative ways. There is none better at building those relationships than Jason.” As Richards transitions to his new role, a search is ongoing for a new COO.
About NAI Earle Furman:
In 2017, NAI Earle Furman (SC) and NAI Piedmont Triad (NC) joined forces and in 2019 entered into a partnership with NAI Columbia (SC) to form a creative commercial real estate collaboration across state lines. This strategic alliance benefits our firms with more manpower, added support, and additional resources. NAI Earle Furman, NAI Piedmont Triad, and NAI Columbia each encourage an environment of collaboration, mentoring, and shared success. The agents at these firms have the passion, dedication, and expertise to realize the maximum potential and generate creative solutions for our clients across the Carolinas and worldwide.
Through NAI, a managed global network of outstanding brokers, we are uniquely capable of satisfying client requirements by having experts on the ground at virtually every location around the world. Relationships that are formed by outstanding local service are transitioned across the globe. Our collaborative services platform provides an expansive, yet nimble and responsive structure enabling us to efficiently deliver superior results.
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