Strong Leadership. Team Approach.

Our team of experienced commercial real estate professionals is here to help you optimize your investment portfolio. Get to know our team members below and feel free to reach out to us—we’re here to help!

Peter Couchell, CCIM

Peter Couchell, CCIM

Senior VP, Shareholder & Broker

After graduating from Clemson University, Peter joined NAI Earle Furman in 1997 and specialized in Sales & Leasing. Peter now serves as Senior Vice President of Furman Capital Advisors, the Investment Services Group at NAI Earle Furman. He has directly been involved in over 500 commercial real estate transactions with a total volume in excess of $350,000,000. Responsibilities include real estate acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio management and loan workouts of various property types throughout the United States. Peter offers a unique combination of real estate and finance experience that has proven beneficial to Furman Capital’s clients. His financial experience adds value by analyzing and structuring transactions to best meet the client’s financial objectives. He provides clients with a full range of financial services including comprehensive financial modeling, due diligence analysis, real estate valuations, loan sourcing and more. In 2005, Peter achieved the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. Peter has been a partner with NAI Earle Furman since 2006 and currently serves on NAI Earle Furman’s Executive Committee.

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5923

Email: couchell@furmancap.com

Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt

Broker

Prior to becoming a commercial broker, Rob attended Hawaii Pacific University where he earned a BSBA in International Business, and upon graduation was recruited by Hilton Worldwide to join the Leader in Training program which evolved into a management position at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. Upon moving to Greenville, Rob joined NAI Earle Furman with a focus on office and retail leasing and quickly transitioned to the company’s Investment Services Group, Furman Capital Advisors, to focus on retail and office investment sales.

Since joining Furman Capital Advisors, Rob has been directly involved in over $100,000,000 in transactions with efforts concentrated on the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant and multi-tenant retail in the Southeastern United States. Rob’s core competencies include contract negotiation, lease analysis, financial management and underwriting, due diligence organization and investigation, cost control, and disposition forecasting.

Rob is Argus Enterprise Certified, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and expected to complete his CCIM designation by 2016. Rob is passionate about community and is actively involved with Mentor Upstate.

 

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5995

Email: rschmidt@furmancap.com

Cameron Babbitt

Cameron Babbitt

Broker

Cameron, a Tampa native, joined Furman Capital Advisors as a Broker in August of 2014. Prior to Joining Furman Capital, Cameron attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he studied Business Administration and was a member of the Furman University Men’s Tennis team. Following his time at Furman, Cameron earned his law degree at West Virginia University College of Law.

Cameron focuses his business on anchored retail properties in the Southeast. Since joining Furman Capital Advisors in 2014 Cameron has closed $24,000,000 in transactions consisting predominantly of Grocery and Walmart shadow anchored portfolios. Cameron’s commercial real estate experience and legal background make him a key member of the Furman Capital team.

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5960

Email: cameron@furmancap.com

Edward Wingate

Edward Wingate

Broker

After 17 years of experience in various areas of real estate, Edward joined Furman Capital Advisors in January of 2016 as a broker in the company’s Investment Real Estate Division.

Previously, Edward worked as a global outsource broker for US Bank’s retail portfolio of nearly 2,000 properties. He also has completed more than 350 new home construction transactions, representing custom, quasi-custom, merchant and production builders, and worked general commercial and residential real estate.

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5987

Email: ewingate@furmancap.com

Jimmy Wright

Jimmy Wright

Broker & Shareholder

Prior to joining NAI Earle Furman in 1998, Jimmy worked with Edens & Avant in its Commercial Brokerage Division and with Montague Industries as a sales representative. Jimmy joined NAI Earle Furman with expertise in the retail marketplace and continues to focus on the retail sector and investment properties. Jimmy works closely with companies such as Wendy’s on site selection and disposition and developers on grocery-anchored shopping centers. He has also been involved with pre-development for retail centers, including McBee Station in Greenville. He has assisted numerous clients in applying and receiving new market tax credits. Jimmy and his colleagues at Furman Capital Advisors, NAI Earle Furman’s Investment Services Group, have excellent tenant relationships with retailers including BI-LO, Urban Nirvana, Jimmy John’s and Publix. Since 2006, Jimmy has completed over $42,000,000 of retail shopping center sales in the Upstate.

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5927

Email: jwright@furmancap.com

Kelly Nix

Kelly Nix

Staff Assistant

Kelly joined the Furman Capital Advisors team in 2001. Her background encompasses extensive professional business experience in the following key positions of responsibility: Staff Associate, Customer Service Representative and Administrative Assistant/Specialist.

Contact Info

Phone: 864.678.5928

Email: knix@furmancap.com