NAI Earle Furman welcomes four new hires

November 14, 2023

NAI Earle Furman, a leading full- service commercial real estate firm in the Carolinas, welcomed four new team members to their Greenville and Spartanburg offices.

Cleveland Bain: Senior Associate – Greenville Office

Cleveland Bain

Cleveland Bain has represented both sellers and buyers focusing on the identification, acquisition, sale, and lease of land and development sites. Bain has worked with a range of clients from individual property owners to multinational development companies. Prior to joining NAI Earle Furman, Cleveland was involved with brokering over $90 million of land deals across various asset classes. Prior to joining brokerage, Cleveland Bain worked as an attorney where he represented property owners, developers, business owners, and contractors within real estate, construction, and land use and zoning for nearly a decade. Bain represented numerous clients through various entitlement processes including variances, change of use, and rezoning. Bain’s combination of brokerage and legal knowledge and experience involving land use and zoning provides his clients with unique insight and strategies to accomplish their goals. Bain also previously was a licensed general contractor and owner of a residential and commercial construction company for seven years in Nashville, Tennessee.

Josh Kenyon: Associate – Greenville Office

Josh Kenyon

Originally from Fort Mill, SC, Josh has previous internship experience in logistics and supply chain management. In the summer of 2023, he interned with NAI Earle Furman as a Brokerage Intern prior to joining the industrial team led by Hunter Garrett and John Staunton.


Chrestman Rainey: Associate – Greenville Office

Chrestman Rainey

Chrestman is teamed with Scott Jones, SIOR, and John Stathakis, CCIM focusing on commercial real estate services including Seller, Buyer representation and site selection. A key area where the Jones/Stathakis team has been successful is representing landlords and tenants in leasing office space. In addition to leasing commercial space, the Jones/Stathakis team has experience in trading investment property, build-to-suits, and redevelopment of existing properties.


Alec Moncini: Associate – Spartanburg Office

Alec Moncini

Alec grew up on a cattle farm in Hodges, SC, and fell in love with being in the woods, hunting, and fishing at a very young age. While a student at Eastside High School, he took an interest in welding and attended classes at the Bonds Career Center in Greer, SC. After graduating, he furthered his welding education at Greenville Tech and started a welding apprenticeship program at Woodward Governor Company. Alec later worked with The Heirloom Companies where he specialized in creating custom ornamental ironwork for homes. For the past several years, Alec has worked as a professional hunting guide at Knox County Whitetails in Missouri and Powder River Outfitters in Montana. In his spare time, Alec enjoys teaching his three young cousins the way of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, in hopes of recreating the childhood memories he shared with their fathers.


About NAI Earle Furman

In 2017, NAI Earle Furman, serving the Upstate of South Carolina, and North Carolina’s NAI Piedmont Triad joined forces to form a creative commercial real estate collaboration across state lines. The teams expanded their market footprint in 2019 by partnering with the newly rebranded NAI Columbia (formerly Avant) group operating in the South Carolina Midlands and later merged in January 2023. This strategic alliance equally benefits all three firms with additional manpower, expanded resources, and ever-evolving cross-market projects fueled by combined expertise.

Individually, each firm has been an active presence in its market for over three decades, and together they share an engaging environment defined by teamwork, guidance, and growth. The people at each firm possess the passion, dedication, and experience to realize the maximum potential for clients across the Carolinas and worldwide. Through NAI, a managed global network of outstanding brokers, NAI Earle Furman, NAI Piedmont Triad, and NAI Columbia are uniquely capable of satisfying client requirements, with experts on the ground in virtually every location around the world.

Relationships formed through outstanding local service are transitioned across the globe. This collective services platform provides an expansive yet nimble and responsive structure that enables these firms to efficiently deliver superior results. For more information, visit