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Join Us for our 
SC Commercial Real Estate Roundtable
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020   |     5pm-6pm

Few of us have seen anything like the coronavirus and its economic effects. There's no doubt commercial real estate has been impacted. Hear our panel of experts views on how we will recover. 

Will all regions in the state benefit equally? How much of an impact will it have on our industry segments? What are the trends and business opportunities in the marketplace now?

Panelist includes:

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is Managing Director of South Carolina, where he has executive oversight over all operations in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg offices including the Advisory and Transaction Services and Capital Markets teams. With more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, he has a passion for connecting the right people and the right skills on every opportunity.

Steve focuses on integrating CBRE's diverse service lines, including property leasing, management, project management and investment sales to provide comprehensive and creative solutions to clients across the state.

 As a South Carolina native and College of Charleston graduate, Steve takes pride in the advantages his team builds for the state through our group of talented people and perspectives. His first nine years were spent in Charleston, where he specialized in commercial sales and leasing. In 1993, he moved to Greenville and joined The Furman Co. In 1997, he was named Vice President of the Office Group. In December 2000, he became a principal in the firm and was named Vice President of The Furman Co., and in 2008 he became Executive Vice President and Managing Principal. 

Stevie Field-Chavez

Stevie is VP of Regional Sales for GIS Planning. Stevie's career in economic
development started 20 years ago where she started with the County of
Riverside, CA in workforce development, soon jumping into economic
development, where she served as President/CEO of an regional EDO. She
then went on to work in project management, lead generation and found
her home at GIS Planning.    She is a former client of GIS Planning’s
technology and was their first multi-regional client 19 years ago.  Stevie
studied Business Administration at Ashford University and is a graduate of
the Economic Development Institute through the University of Oklahoma.

A native of Southern California, Stevie knew her heart was southern and
packed for a new adventure in the South in 2010. Since then she has lived
in Tennessee, North Carolina and settled in South Carolina, where she calls
home with her husband James. Together, they love to travel, cycling and
enjoy new food and wine adventures! She has two married children, two
"chosen"children and two grandbabies.

Robert Benedict, Ph.D.

Robert Benedict is a Professor of Practice and the former Director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at Clemson University. Dr. Benedict received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College and a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Clemson. Prior to joining Clemson, Robert was a Vice-President and partner with Carolina Holdings for 13 years. He was also with U.S. Shelter Corporation in their multi-family development division and started his career with The Travelers Insurance Company in their real estate investment group. He taught Preservation Economics at the University of Georgia and currently teaches Development Process, Real Estate Technology, Preservation Feasibility and the commercial Practicum course at Clemson.

Tyler Hudson

Tyler joined Synovus in 1997, and over the years has worked in a variety of roles. Originally from Kentucky, he earned a bachelor’s in Political Science and Business Administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. In 2011, Tyler was named Outstanding Young Alumnus from his alma mater, and was recognized by the South Carolina Bankers Association as Outstanding Young Banker.

Married with three sons, he enjoys golf, outdoor activities, and watching his sons play sports. 

Moderator: David Dykes, Editor, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine 

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