Jason Richards

Global Business Director & Shareholder

NAI Earle Furman
101 East Washington Street Suite 400
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
United States
T +1 864 678 5926

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Background & Experience

Jason joined NAI Earle Furman in January of 2007 as a vice president, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011, and was named Global Business Director in May of 2020. Jason is responsible for the growth of all business lines across the firm’s six offices of NAI Earle Furman, NAI Piedmont Triad, and NAI Columbia in South and North Carolina. Beyond the firm's immediate footprint, Jason works with corporate and institutional clients to coordinate their multimarket needs across the country and beyond. Jason is also focused on the firm’s organic growth as well as growth via acquisition. Jason is a trustee of Furman University, serves as the board chair of the United Way and serves on the executive council of the NAI Global Leadership Board, where he will serve as global chair in 2021.


B.A. in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude), Furman University, 2001 Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Duke University, 2003

Professional Associations & Designations

• NAI Global Leadership Board - 2010 to Present

Named an Emerging Leader by the Greenville News - 2016

NAI Global Chairman's Award (awarded to the network's top business director) – 2010

Named one of Greenville Magazine's "Best and Brightest Under 35" – 2009

Outstanding Young Alumni award from Furman University – 2008

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation holder