Why NAI Columbia?

As a true broker-owned firm, NAI Columbia does business differently. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We empower our team to be creative problem solvers and always go the extra mile.

Founded on Jan. 1, 2019, NAI Columbia is a full-service commercial real estate firm located in Columbia, S.C., providing brokerage, property management, project management, development and consulting services.

NAI Columbia was born from a partnership with NAI Earle Furman in Greenville, S.C., along with eight local principals that served as senior brokers with NAI Avant. NAI Avant derived from national real estate developer Edens and Avant, which was founded in Columbia, S.C. in 1966. NAI Avant continued serving the Midlands before its sunsetting and reformation as NAI Columbia under new leadership and a new company structure.

With over 200 years of combined local experience in commercial real estate among its eight partners, NAI Columbia is made up of knowledgeable experts dedicated to building on the history of the firm by adding new technology, tools and personnel to preserve and grow the group’s position as a top firm in the region.

Decades of Experience

Creativity and experience combined with quality research and support have been the hallmark of a brokerage staff that has been South Carolina’s leading performer for nearly three consecutive decades. As the market leader in brokerage services and millions of square feet under management, NAI Columbia has the capacity, systems and expertise to handle any commercial real estate assignment.

As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Columbia is affiliated with more than 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 7,000 local market professionals, managing over 425 million square feet of property. NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs.

NAI Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners, LLC (C-III). C-III Capital Partners is a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management and principal investment. C-III is the primary servicer for approximately $15 billion and the named special servicer for approximately $160 billion of commercial real estate loans.

We have an agile platform with experienced real estate teams, backed by the institutional strength of one of the world’s leading property investment companies. Our depth of expertise includes:

  • Investment Sales
  • Health Care Real Estate Services
  • Retail Sales and Leasing
  • Property and Project Management Services
  • Office Sales and Leasing
  • Special Asset and Receivership Services
  • Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Advisory Services
  • Land Sales
  • Fee Development and Build-to-Suit Services
  • Site Selection

Local Leadership, Global Strength

The NAI Columbia Property Management Team manages a wide variety of commercial property types. With nearly five decades of experience, our understanding of commercial buildings is unmatched in our markets. We know how to maximize resources and add value to the properties we manage. Our ability to assimilate properties quickly, efficiently and effectively makes us an ideal choice for investment property owners.

NAI Columbia is also experienced in all stages of commercial real estate development – evaluation, conception, site selection, site planning, engineering, architectural design, space planning, financing, construction, leasing and management. This experience includes urban mixed-use, retail, office, industrial/warehouse, historic renovations, and medical buildings for both single-tenant and multi-tenant use. In addition, the firm has successfully completed comprehensive site development for office and industrial parks.

Complex circumstances in today’s real estate environment call for an expert advisor who has personally been involved in advising hundreds of clients. We act as the advisor who takes a fiduciary position with our client’s assets with the desire to think creatively while maximizing value in each key point of the process.

Strategic planning and creative marketing execution begin by combining the analytical skills of professionals in research, analysis and marketing with the market knowledge gained from decades of collaborative success.

The NAI Columbia corporate culture brings a unique, strategic “team approach” to every aspect of our full-service business. We work in synergy with our clients. We work efficiently and we are resourceful in delivering a proven formula for success.

Our group is experienced and energetic. As an integrated team, we all play a role in each and every transaction. As part of an entrepreneurial local firm with global connections, our network allows us to react quickly, locally and globally.