J. Earle Furman, Jr., SIOR
Industrial, Office and Investment
Scope of Service Experience
Earle’s primary area of expertise is a full range of industrial and office products. His secondary area of expertise is income properties.
Background & Experience
Earle is the founder and Chairman of NAI Earle Furman, LLC. After graduating from Furman University (BA) and The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (MBA) as well as serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, he worked for fifteen years with The Furman Company earning Salesman of the Year honors and reaching the position of Vice President. In 1986 Earle started Earle Furman & Associates, which later became NAI Earle Furman, LLC and the rest, as they say, is history.
Earle has served in many leadership roles throughout the community in both professional organizations and local and philanthropic organizations. He currently serves on the board as Founder and Vice Chairman of Greenville Center for Creative Arts. He has also taught Children’s Sunday School at First Baptist Church for 20 years, as well as served as Deacon and Chairman of Finance and Property Committees.
B.A. in Economics, Furman University, 1969
MBA, University of North Carolina, 1971
Professional Associations & Designations
SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) – former President of the Carolinas Chapter
GGAR (Greater Greenville Association of Realtors) – Former Director
2017 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Platinum Level
2016 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Platinum Level
2014 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Silver Level
2014 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Largest Transaction of the Year
2013 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Gold Level
2012 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Gold Level
2011 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Platinum Level
2011 – NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Largest Transaction of the Year
2009 - NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Largest Transaction of the Year
2008 - NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Gold Level, Silver Level
1992 - GGAR Commercial Realtor of the Year
Vice Chairman, Community Works Federal Credit Union
Founder and Vice Chairman, Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Director, Furman University Foundation
Director and former Chairman, Greenville Housing Fund (now Community Works Carolina)
Former Director, First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
Former Director, Greenville New Markets Opportunity, LLC
Former Director and Chair, Greenville Local Development Corporation
Former President, Greenville's Multiple Listing Service
Former President, Eastside/Greer YMCA
Former Organizer and Director, Summit National Bank
Former Director, Spindale Mills, Inc.
Former Co-Chair, Workforce Housing Task Force
Former Chairman, First Baptist Church Foundation