Our Board

Norm Reid

For the last 22 years, Norm Reid has been involved in real estate and construction in various capacities.  He was a licensed contractor in Florida & South Carolina by age 19, and since selling his roofing company in 1992, Norm has been a writer, marketer and speaker for the construction industry on many fronts.  As a real estate investor,  Norm invests in single family properties in the Easley/Clemson area, and commercial properties around the Upstate.

In addition to being an investor, Norm is a marketer and writer for other real estate investing trainers and is the host of one of the largest &  longest running Teleseminar/Webinar Interview Series in the country.  In this capacity he interviews the most successful real estate investors around the country, and shares these interviews at no charge to investors from all over.  Norm lives in Powdersville with his wife and their two sons.

Brandon Smith

Brandon is a certified public accountant focusing on real estate and business tax transactions at Smith & Shin, CPAs, LLC, where he is in charge of over 400 real estate clients, including the nation’s largest investor in apartments. Brandon is certified in North and South Carolina, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a B.S. degree in financial accounting, cum laude and with distinction in accounting, from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an M.B.A. degree from Appalachian State University.

Karla Kuhn
Director of Education

I’ve been interested in real estate since 1991.  My husband and I have enjoyed rehabbing properties and buying to hold as rentals.  We are learning about wholesaling, and other types of investing and plan to reduce the rehabbing projects.  I am full time in real estate investing now for over 10 years.  I got involved in the early stages of Upstate CREIA’s existence (3rd meeting in 2002) and almost immediately became a volunteer and board member.  I enjoy the networking as much as any part of this.  I’ve learned so much from other members and speakers.

Gregg Branham
Board Member

A real estate professional and licensed broker with over 15 years of experience buying, selling, renting, rehabbing and financing residential real estate, Gregg is the founding principal of Red Canoe Properties, LLC.  He was one of the first members of Upstate CREIA in 2002, and has served in numerous volunteer roles.
As CEO/Team Leader with Keller Williams Greenville Central Realty from 2014 to 2017, he was responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training of staff and agents along with day-to-day office management.  During this time, he doubled the size of the office to become the largest real estate office in upstate South Carolina supporting nearly 250 agents in their real estate business. He retired from the Team Leader/CEO role in January 2017 and currently is serving as an independent referral agent and career consultant for Keller Williams. 
He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, respectively.  Prior to going into real estate full-time, he was a professional environmental/civil engineering consultant and project manager for over 20 years.  Gregg lives in Easley with his wife and their son and daughter.

Bill Clark
Board Member

Bill Clark has been a real estate investor for almost 30 years.  He has personally bought over 300 properties and currently owns close to 100.  His favorite investment is still a mobile home because it is easy to get $5000.00 down and cash flow a couple of hundred dollars per month.  Bill has recently added commercial properties to his program and is actively seeking deals in that area.  He believes in multiple income streams and has them from his rent-to-owns, residential retail, and lot rentals.  His favorite real estate activity is helping fellow investors get $5000.00 down on their rental properties.

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  • Taylors, SC 29687

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