During the pandemic, NAI Earle Furman and Pulliam Investment Co. recognized an opportunity to enhance a competitive advantage in the market, according to a news release. Under the new partnership, Easterling will focus on expanding the firm’s investment portfolio and growing NAI Earle Furman’s senior housing division. He has a background in business operations, real estate development and community involvement.
Pulliam Investment Co. since 1970 has specialized in the development of major commercial real estate projects, as well as syndicating complex deals by sourcing capital from investment groups across the country, the release said. Easterling is the past chair of the Spartanburg County Transportation Committee and chair of the city of Spartanburg Planning Commission and has served on the Project Design and Architectural Review Committee of the Spartanburg Development Council. Additionally, he has been involved as chair of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, now One Spartanburg Inc., and president of the Country Club of Spartanburg. Easterling is a graduate of Clemson University with an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
“The opportunity to merge with NAI Earle Furman provides us tremendous opportunities to broaden our investment platform and grow our portfolio,” Easterling said in the release.
Pulliam Investment Co. is based in Spartanburg. NAI Earle Furman of Greenville joined forces with NAI Piedmont Triad of North Carolina and in 2019 entered into a partnership with NAI Columbia, according to the release.
“We are thrilled to have John and Pulliam Investment Co. Inc. partnering with our firm,” NAI Earle Furman’s CEO Jon Good said in the news release. “John’s expertise in the senior housing realm will be an asset in growing this division, and I’m excited to collaborate with him on future development deals.”p