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Jason Richards

Global Business Director, NAI Earle Furman

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Jason is a 2001 graduate of Furman University where he majored in Political Science and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After spending several years in nonprofit administration, Jason joined NAI Earle Furman, one of South Carolina’s largest commercial real estate firms, where he served as Chief Operating Officer until being named Global Business Director. His scope of work at the company includes business development, strategic planning, and identifying targets for acquisition. Jason served as chairman of the NAI Global Leadership Board in 2021.

Jason is very active in the Upstate community, having chaired the boards of the United Way of Greenville County, Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter, and the Greenville Police Foundation. His additional board posts have included The Family Effect, the Greenville Symphony, the Poinsett Club, and South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities in addition to serving on the Advisory Boards of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and South State Bank. An active Paladin, Jason was a two-term member of the Furman Advisory Council and chaired the university’s Richard Furman Society in addition to having won the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2008.

He and his wife Marie (Furman ’01) live in Greenville and have two children.