NAI Avant Selected to Market S.C. Department of Mental Health Property

May 20, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – May 19, 2008 – NAI Avant has been selected by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to provide marketing and brokerage services for the sale of its 181-acre campus in downtown Columbia, SC.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the department on this challenging and important assignment,” said NAI Avant Chief Executive Officer Dan Avant. “In preparation to market the largest tract of property to become available in downtown Columbia since the 1800s, our team of seasoned professionals in marketing, sales, planning and research is committed to achieving the department’s goals and objectives with this extremely unique property. The Bull Street Campus has the potential to be one of the most significant catalysts to Columbia’s economy in the city’s history.”

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