Greenville Real Estate Award

You are cordially invited to attend the 2021 Greenville Real Estate & Economic Development Award

Honoring Tammy Propst

Tuesday, November 16, 2021  |  11:30 a.m.
AC Hotel Greenville
315 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing (negative test results must derive from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the in-person event), as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

Join us for the 2021 Greenville Real Estate & Economic Development Award Luncheon.

We are thrilled to be back in person! 

Let's reconnect and show support for the health of all moms and babies!  

The Greenville Real Estate Award pays tribute to a member of the real estate & economic development community who has shown outstanding leadership, vision, & a long history of service to the community. The event is a dynamic celebration of with networking, speeches, and a compelling appeal to support the mission of the March of Dimes.

The 2021 Real Estate Award recipient is Tammy Propst of TAG by Cherry Bekaert.


Our 2021 Honoree

Join us as we honor Tammy Propst, Managing Director of Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert, for her many economic development contributions in the Greenville community. Since 2004, Tammy has structured and deployed $1.4 billion in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to projects across the United States, including $277 million for its affiliate - The Innovate Fund - throughout South Carolina.  TAG's activity has supported the creation and retention of 24,000 jobs and 8.8 million sq. ft. of new and improved real estate. Its community facility activities serve nearly 350,000 Low-income People and Low-income Community residents. 

Local projects that have benefitted from The Innovate Fund's NMTC investments include McBee Station, The Children's Museum of the Upstate, NEXT Innovation Center, RiverWalk, Project ONE, Leacy Early College, Poe West, and most recently Judson Mill. 

The Greenville Real Estate & Economi Development Award honors those outstanding individuals or companies whose commercial real estate activities and civic service have significantly enhanced the local community. 

Past honorees are: Mr. Bob Hughes, Mr. Champ Covington Jr., Mr. T. Walter Brashier, Mr. C. Douglass Harper, Mr. C. Dan Joyner, Mr. Bo Aughtry, Mr. Frank Halter, Mr. Mike McNicholas, Mr. Tommy Thomason, Mrs. Nancy Whitworth, Mr. Jim Anthony, Mr. Stewart Spinks, Mr. Jim Terry, Mr. Buck Welling, Mr. David Glenn, Mr. Jackson Hughes, Mr. Mike Riordan, Mr. Craig Brown, Mrs. Vivian Wong, Mr. DJ Rama, Mr. Tom Croft, Mr. Bryson Thomason, Mr. Robert Benedict, Mr. Joe Pazdan, and Mrs. Lisa Shelnutt

We look forward to welcoming you to this year's event! 

Our Presenting Sponsor

A heartfelt thank you to Cherry Bekaert for presenting this year's event. The firm has a long history of supporting Greenville's Real Estate & Economic Development Award with time and resources, and we could not be more grateful to the firm for stepping up to support Tammy! 

For more than 70 years, Cherry Bekaert has provided high quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. Thousands of clients look to Cherry Bekaert’s accountants and advisors for innovative and professional guidance on important operational and financial matters that advance their business goals

Currently ranked among the nation’s largest accounting firms, Cherry Bekaert is uniquely positioned to impart quality, cost-effective and practical advice to clients that include multinational corporations, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, emerging firms, start-ups and successful individuals.

Award Categories

Nominations are open for our 2021 award categories for Rising Star and Development of the Year. Click the hyperlinks to nominate a person or project.

Rising Star

The March of Dimes Rising Star Award will be presented to a recipient who has shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments within  the commercial real estate industry (public, private, economic dev, professional services,etc).

Nominees should be 40 yrs. or under and exhibit outstanding leadership, professional competence, community involvement, and ambition.

Development of the Year
The March of Dimes Development of the Year Award will be presented to a new development or re-development/adaptive reuse project that significantly enhances the community. This project should be located within Greenville County and have project completion as of August 31, 2021.

Nominations for both award categories will be accepted through October 15, 2021. The award will be presented at the March of Dimes Real Estate & Economic Development Award Event on November 16, 2021.


We are all ready to re-engage! Support Tammy Propst, The March of Dimes and the Greenville CRE community by attending this years event. Sponsorship opportunities and opportunities to Fund our Mission are available at a variety of levels. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Monica Gibson at [email protected] or 864-915-9182.


Thanks to the leadership of our event chairman and executive leadership team, we are honored to present this year's luncheon. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.

2021 Chairman:
Lisa Shelnutt
United Comunity Bank

2021 Executive Leadership Team:
Terri Antley
Cherry Bekaert

Chandler Cox
Hughes Development

Rhett Craig
Avison Young

Rebecca Gault
Centennial American Properties

James Hudson
Mashburn Construction

Paul McDonald
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

Julian Nexsen
RealOp Investments

Joe Pazdan
McMillan Pazdan Smith

Ally Powell
South State Bank

Steve Smith

Kyle Snipes
Harper General Contractors

Bowman Still

Laura Stoner
Clemson - Office of Land & Capital Asset Stewardship

Edward Wilson
Wilson Kibler Commercial Real Estate

Thomas Young
Young Office Supply

2021 Advisory Group:
Robert Benedict, Clemson – MRED Program
Bryson Thomason, First Horizon Commercial Mortgage Banking
Jim Terry
Nancy Whitworth