NAI Avant President Named to City Center Partnership Board

January 7, 2008

Columbia, SC – January 7, 2008 – The Columbia, S.C.-based firm of NAI Avant is pleased to announce that company President Todd Avant has been selected as a new board member of Columbia’s City Center Partnership.

City Center Partnership was formed to manage Columbia’s downtown Business Improvement District (BID) in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion Streets. The organization provides public space management, economic development, marketing services and public advocacy for downtown Columbia.  Its board of directors oversees the organization’s mission and focus: Filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base, and creating a safe, clean and friendly downtown environment.

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 24 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