NAI Avant's Claud Sapp Achieves the CCIM Designation from the CCIM Institute

July 18, 2007

Columbia, S.C. (July 16, 2007) – Columbia, S.C.-based commercial real estate firm NAI Avant is pleased to announce that Claud Sapp, a member of the firm’s brokerage services team, has achieved the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation awarded by the CCIM Institute.

CCIM designees are recognized experts in commercial and investment real estate and are invaluable resources to commercial real estate owners, investors and users. Only six percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, reflecting not only the caliber of the program, but also why it remains one of the most-coveted and respected designations throughout the industry.

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 76 properties encompassing more than 2.6 million square feet across South Carolina.