You are cordially invited to
Greenville Real Estate Award

DATE: Tuesday, November 17, 2020  |  Time: 12:00 AM
ADDRESS: ., Greenville, SC 29601


We have changed the format of the March of Dimes Real Estate Award Event this year to avoid mass gatherings and practice safe distacing protocols. 

Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship details and check this site often for updates.


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About the Real Estate Award Luncheon 

The Greenville Real Estate Award Luncheon is a 23 year strong tradition. While how we come together will be changing this year, we can still make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us the most.

We are following CDC guidelines to avoid mass gatherings and are rapidly preparing for an exciting, new format for our March of Dimes Real Estate Award Event.

Moms and babies need you now more than ever.
The 2020 award recipient, Lisa Shelnutt, along with our Volunteer Leadership Team and guests who make up our Real Estate Award community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms & babies this year.
Data shows that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60% are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the U.S. By joining our Real Estate Award community you are making a big difference

Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2020.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Monica Gibson at [email protected] for more info.

Our 2020 Honoree

Join us as we honor Lisa Shelnutt, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager at United Community Bank, for her many contributions and leadership roles in the Greenville community. Since 2004, Lisa has specialzed in commercial real estate lending and has been hands-on in many of the Upstate's largest development projects. 

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, Mr. Robert Benedict, and Mr. Joe Pazdan.

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

Award Categories

Nominations are open for our 2020 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 project completion as of June 30, 2020.

Nominations for both award categories will be accepted through September 12, 2020. The award will be presented at the March of Dimes Real Estate & Economic Development Award Luncheon at the Poinsett Club on November 12, 2020.


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, [email protected], 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.

2020 Chairman:
Joe Pazdan
McMillan Pazdan Smith

2019 Executive Leadership Team:
Terri Antley
Cherry Bekaert

Robert Benedict
Clemson – MRED Program

Rhett Craig
Avison Young

Lisa Dwight
DP3 Architects

Rebecca Gault
Centennial American Properties

Anne Lovell
Senior Environmental Engineer

Paul McDonald
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

Julian Nexsen
RealOp Investments

Ally Powell
South State Bank

Lisa Shelnutt
United Community Bank

Steve Smith

Kyle Snipes
Harper General Contractors

Bowman Still

Laura Stoner
Clemson - Office of Land & Capital Asset Stewardship

Bryson Thomason
First Horizon Commercial Mortgage Banking

Thomas Young
Young Office Supply