Jim Canavos


NAI Earle Furman
101 East Washington Street Suite 400
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
United States
M 864-205-6082

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Food and Beverage Industry Development and Investment Sales

Scope of Service Experience

Jim provides market knowledge and budget analysis for regional investors and restaurant owners and operators. He specializes in leasing, acquisitions, expansions, and land development.

Background & Experience

Jim owned and operated a variety of restaurants in the early part of his career before transitioning to public service. After completing his MPA, he worked for the Town of Cary, North Carolina to bring economic development and growth to the region. Before joining the firm in February of 2020, Jim spent a decade in complex sales and project management roles in both the medical and utility construction industries. He has a deep respect for the food and beverage business and remains an investor in several restaurants. Jim’s unique experience and expertise makes him the ideal consultant for the real estate needs of seasoned owner/operators as well as investors seeking to expand and diversify their portfolios.


North Carolina State University, Masters in Public Administration, 2007