Member News | June 25-29

Kip McAlister Joins McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Columbia, S.C. (June 21, 2012)— Kip McAlister has joined McNair Law Firm, P.A. as an Associate in its Columbia, South Carolina office. He will focus his practice on the defense of  industry and business in Environmental Regulatory compliance cases in State and Federal Courts.

Kip received an undergraduate degree in Physics from Presbyterian College before attending the Charleston School of Law, where he received his Doctorate of Law in May 2009.  There he served as a Student Bar Association Senator and on the Executive Leadership Council.  Prior to joining McNair, Kip worked as an Assistant Solicitor to the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond, Jr. in the Second Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Aiken, SC.  Kip also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Russo of the South Carolina Circuit Court.

“Kip joins us at a great time,” said Ethan Ware, managing shareholder of McNair’s Administrative & Regulatory Unit. “The growth and expansion of our Environmental Regulatory practice will allow Kip to defend industry and business at the highest level, and we anticipate his science background will provide a foundation for success in the future.”


NAI Avant Hires Information Technology Research Associate

COLUMBIA, SC (June 26, 2012) NAI Avant names Michael Grant as Information Technology and Research Associate.

Grant joins NAI Avant with over 20 years of experience in information technology, graphic communications and graphic design. Grant previously worked as Senior Designer for Benedict College. Grant also taught graphic communications and computer fundamentals in Richland School District One. Grant is a graduate of Benedict College with a Bachelors of Art in Commercial Art. Grant will oversee all information technology and assist in research for both the Columbia and Charleston offices.

David Grubbs With NAI Avant Consummates Medical Office Lease, Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC (June 27, 2012) David Grubbs, Managing Principal of NAI Avant’s Charleston Office, recently represented the tenant, Charleston GI Specialist, in approximately 2,200 square foot medical office lease at 2060 Charlie Hall Boulevard in Charleston, SC. The landlord was represented by Bart Langlois of Landmark Properties.

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or


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