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Main Monthly Meeting

Merry Christmas!   It’s a party!

Join us for our 3rd annual Christmas Party instead of a regular meeting on December 16th.   Enjoy plenty of food (served buffet style 6:30-8pm), cash bar all evening, lots of time to network, meet new friends... you never know who you'll be doing business with next year! 

Doors open 6pm, ends 9pm at Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC.

We encourage pre-registration especially this month for food headcount. Members always free; guests welcome with small fee.

We will present Golden Ladder Awards.  Taking nominations thru Dec. 11.  Send your nomination of a member who has gone over and above to help you take the next step, climb a little higher, reach for the stars.  Send a short narrative of why you are nominating them to

Give some warmth to those less fortunate. Bring BLANKETS for our annual charity drive for Salvation Army.   


We had a blast at our 2019 Membership Appreciation Picnic! Thank you all for coming, and for your continued support of Upstate CREIA!





At our May Monthly Meeting, we honored some VERY special Upstate CREIA members: our volunteers! For 17 years, volunteers have been the life blood keeping our organization alive, thriving, and growing! Below are the volunteers that were honored May 20, 2019 (this is not a comprehensive list; more names will be added as those individuals are recognized at future meetings):
1 year
Lori Andrews- education, seminars
Gene Wilson - Greeter
Steven Ancona - MH Focus Group Leader

2 years
Laurie Rappl - Member services, greeter, seminars
John Underwood - moderator, seminars
Deborah Powell - Greeter, Photographer
Sam Bouter - AV Tech, seminars
Milissa Smith - Member services, Greeter
Zane Meadors - George Antone FG leader
Robert Dayton - Past Vendor Coordinator, Board Member

5 years
George Smith - since 2012   Adv Focus Group Leader
Paula Martin - since 2012. Adv Focus Group Co-Leader
Lisa Harrison 2014 Vendor Coordinator
Toyya Funchess - since 2014. Rental Focus Group Leader, seminars 
Susan McCarter - since 2011 Women’s Focus Group Leader
Steve Hattersley - since 2011 Member Services 

10 years
Kathy Malcolm- since 2008 Membership Director, Board Member, Teacher, seminars, and MUCH MORE
Norm Reid . Since 2009 President and more

15 years
Brandon Smith -since 2004. Treasurer, Board Member
Maria Orbik since 2004  Member Services, Moderator
Bill Clark - since 2003 PR, promotions, DOA FG leader, Board Member, VP, Guest Orientation Leader
Gregg Branham -since 2003 Past Volunteer Coordinator and Social Event Coordinator, Board Member
John Keller -since 2002 —in first year "Lifer". Member Services
Barbara Keller - since 2002 —in first year  "Lifer" Member Services
Karla Kuhn - since 2002 —in first year "Lifer"  Education Director, seminars, speaker relations, logistics, volunteer parties, and MUCH MORE

From our most recent meeting:


Documents from the November Meeting:
PowerPoint - Opportunity Zones Discussion Panel (click to download)

New Website....Here's a Tour!

Here's some tutorials for you to review on how to navigate the website!


Want to Be a Real Estate Investor?… 
Connect With the Largest Group of Active Investors in South Carolina!

Welcome to Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association (Upstate CREIA). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving real estate investors by providing education and networking opportunities. Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month for one or more topics that are relevant to real estate investing and for an opportunity to network with other investors and vendors.

If you have interest in buying rentals, rehabbing houses, flipping property or just investing for passive profits, we’re the single source in the Upstate SC area where you can come learn, meet other investors and enhance your journey as an investor, regardless of what level investor you currently are or wish to become.

Take some time to dig around our website. Lots of good stuff here. Then be sure to take some time out to come visit one of our monthly meetings. We’d love to have you!

Monthly Meetings
When: On the 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting time: 6pm Coffee & Networking – 7pm Meeting Starts
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville SC Driving Directions
Hotel Phone: (864) 676-9090
Cost: FREE for Members and $20 for Guests

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Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association
  • (864) 542-4202
  • 4501 Old Spartanburg Rd, Suite 15
  • Taylors, SC 29687

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