You are cordially invited to
Greenville Real Estate Award

DATE: Tuesday, November 12, 2019  |  Time: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Poinsett Club
ADDRESS: 807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601

VIP Event Networking begins at 11:00 am for Silver Sponsors and above.

Registration and traditional networking will begin at 11:30 am.
Lunch and the program will start at 12:00 pm.

For additional details please contact call 864-551-2649.


March of Dimes 22nd Annual Greenville Real Estate & Economic Development Award Luncheon will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Poinsett Club.

Join us as we honor Joe Pazdan, Managing Principal at McMillan Pazdan Smtih, for his many contributions and leadership roles in the Greenville community. Over the last 30 years, Joe has helped to guide the region's revitalization and development and actively championed many of its civic boards and committees.

The Greenville Real Estate Award honors those outstanding individuals or companies whose commercial real estate activities and civic service have significantly enhanced the local community. Past honorees are: Mr. Bob Hughes, Mr. Champ Covington Jr., Mr. T. Walter Brashier, Mr. C. Douglass Harper, Mr. C. Dan Joyner, Mr. Bo Aughtry, Mr. Frank Halter, Mr. Mike McNicholas, Mr. Tommy Thomason, Mrs. Nancy Whitworth, Mr. Jim Anthony, Mr. Stewart Spinks, Mr. Jim Terry, Mr. Buck Welling, Mr. David Glenn, Mr. Jackson Hughes, Mr. Mike Riordan, Mr. Craig Brown, Mrs. Vivian Wong, Mr. DJ Rama, Mr. Tom Croft, Mr. Bryson Thomason, and Mr. Robert Benedict.

We look forward to welcoming you to this year's event! 

New this year, we will be adding two additional award categories for Rising Star and Development of the Year. Click the hyperlinks to nominate a person or project.

Rising Star

The March of Dimes Rising Star Award will be presented to a recipient who has shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments within  the commercial real estate industry (public, private, economic dev, professional services,etc).

Nominees should be 40 yrs. or under and exhibit outstanding leadership, professional competence, community involvement, and ambition.

Development of the Year
The March of Dimes Development of the Year Award will be presented to a new development or re-development/adaptive reuse project that significantly enhances the community. This project should be located within Greenville County and have ground broken or project completion between January 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Nominations for both award categories will be accepted through September 12, 2019. The award will be presented at the March of Dimes Real Estate & Economic Development Award Luncheon at the Poinsett Club on November 12, 2019.


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive luncheon with a networking opportunity of the who's who of Greenville. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact  Monica Gibson, mgibson@marchofdimes.org, for more information or click the Purchase Now link above to secure your sponosrship online.


Thanks to the leadership of our event chairman and executive leadership team, we are honored to present this year's luncheon. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.

2019 Chairman:
Robert Benedict
Clemson – MRED Program

2019 Executive Leadership Team:
Terri Antley
Cherry Bekaert

Rhett Craig
Avison Young

Tom Donn

Rebecca Gault
Centennial American Properties

Mike Greer
South State Bank

Dixon Harrill

Paul McDonald
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

Julian Nexsen
RealOp Investments

Lisa Shelnutt
United Community Bank

Steve Smith

Bowman Still

Laura Stoner
Clemson - Office of Land & Capital Asset Stewardship

Bryson Thomason
PMC Real Estate Capital

Thomas Young
Young Office Supply