NAI Avant Brokers Lead Realtor Production Awards for 25th Consecutive Year

March 9, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – March 7, 2008 – NAI Avant’s commercial realtors received 20 awards at the Central Carolina Realtors Association’s 36th Circle of Excellence Awards luncheon, held Friday, March 7. This annual event honors the Columbia-area’s top-producing commercial real estate brokers and marked the 25th consecutive year in which NAI Avant agents have received the most awards for sales and leasing production.

Receiving eight out of the 15 “Gold Level” awards given were NAI Avant brokers: Ben Kelly, Tom Milliken, Ken Butler, Bruce Harper, Paul Hartley, Cam Kreps, Buddy John, and James Harrison.

NAI Avant “Silver Level” honorees were: Jeff Hein, Rob Lapin, Gerald Steele and Bobby Hathaway.

NAI Avant “Bronze Level” honorees were: Dick Stanland, Laura Kovacich, Robert King, Nick Stomski, Macon Lovelace and Claud Sapp.

“Having now led the Midlands in commercial real estate production every year for a quarter of a century is a staggering achievement, and it speaks volumes about our brokers’ level of expertise and commitment to client service, said NAI Avant CEO and Chairman Dan Avant.

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in South Carolina. Through its 60 employees and agents, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development and property management services. The company brokers in excess of $300 million annually. For the past 25 years, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers than any other firm in South Carolina. NAI Avant’s Property and Construction Management Group currently manages 82 properties encompassing more than 2.8 million square feet across South Carolina. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at