NAI Earle Furman
101 East Washington Street
Suite 400

Greenville, South Carolina United States 29601
t+1 864 678 5991 f+1 864 235 4300
Gray, CCIM

Specialties:  Investment, Office

Scope of Service Experience

John specializes in the investment sales, office and retail sectors, as well as office leasing.

Background & Experience

John Gray co-founded Croxton Gray Commercial in January 2005 after 14 years as a top producer with another market-leading commercial real estate company. He merged his firm in the summer of 2010 and became a partner with NAI Earle Furman, LLC. He is actively involved in all segments of the real estate market including listing, sales and consulting for office, industrial, retail, and investment properties.

In recent years the majority of his business has been that of representing corporate clients and local investors on their investment properties. This has included the sale of several major office parks, retail centers, industrial facilities, apartment complexes and other numerous office and retail transactions. He also has successfully completed a wide variety of tenant representation services for companies such as Benefitfocus, Aaron Rents, Alltel Communications, OB Hospitalist Group, Jackson Marketing, and others. In addition, he handled the sales, leasing and ultimate disposition of a local businessman’s family trust portfolio consisting of 100+ properties.

John, Drew, and Michael as a team produced in excess of $45 million dollars in transaction volume in 2018. In addition, John was recognized in 2018 as one of the top 50 producers out of 7,000 brokers worldwide, for the NAI Global brand.

John takes a long-term approach in his business and is not a transaction-oriented broker, but conversely, is intent on building relationships with his clients to further enhance the profitability of those whom he serves.


B.S. in Marketing Management and B.A. in English, Bob Jones University, 1991

Professional Associations & Designations

• CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) • Former Chairman, Greenville Association of Realtors Commercial Steering Committee • Consistently a CoStar Power Broker – Top Sales Brokers + Top Leasing Brokers Awards • 2012, 2014, 2015 NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Platinum Level • 2012 NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Largest Transaction • 2015 NAI Earle Furman Capital Club – Largest Office Transaction • 2013, 2016 NAI Earle Furman Capital Club award recipient – Gold Level • Former Chairman, Commercial Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors • Served on the South Carolina CCIM State Chapter Board of Directors as President • Served on the Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Economic Development Committee • 2000, GGAR (Greater Greenville Association of Realtors) Commercial Realtor of the Year

Transaction History

Represented the Seller in disposition of 27,100 SF retail building at E. North Street/Pelham Road intersection Represented the Tenant in lease of 115,737 SF flex building Represented the Tenant in lease of 34,300 SF in Downtown Greenville Represented Tenant in the lease of 43,805 SF of suburban office park Represented Investor in the purchase of 6.44 acres in Charleston, SC Represented the Seller in the disposition of 14,000 SF in Downtown Greenville Represented the Seller in the disposition of investment land portfolio in Downtown Greenville Represented the Tenant in the lease of 3,326 SF suburban office park Represented Seller in the disposition of 1.9 acres of land on Pleasantburg Drive Represented the Seller in the disposition of 3,500 SF in Downtown Greenville