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Jay Davis, CCIM, is president, broker-in-charge, and a founding partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone. Jay has earned the CCIM designation and is a member of the ICSC. In January 2008 Jay was recognized in “The State Newspaper” as a member of the “20 Under 40” Class of 2008, which recognized 20 of the top business professionals in the state under 40 years old. Jay was also recognized as the 2008 Businessperson of the Year by the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce. He has been recognized as a Circle of Distinction Member for consecutive years and was most recently recognized by Coldwell Banker Commercial as the Number One Producer in the state of South Carolina for 2013, an honor he also won in 2008 and 2010. Jay was invited to Coldwell Banker Commercial's "Top Two" event in 2010 which recognizes the top two percent of professionals in the Coldwell Banker Commercial Organization, an honor also qualified for in 2008. Jay attended The University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in real estate. While completing his degree, he worked as a sales associate with Century 21 Santee Associates in Santee, S.C. where he concentrated on resort sales and development. Jay has followed a specific career development strategy which began with Prudential John M. Brabham in Sumter. As a broker associate, he concentrated on commercial sales and completed many commercial real estate courses dealing with topics ranging from financial analysis to 1031 tax deferred exchanges. He then joined Coldwell Banker Commins-Moses and continued his concentration on commercial sales while adding significant experience with leasing, development and zoning. Next, Jay obtained an appraisal license and joined W. Burke Watson, Jr. Appraisals, where he performed commercial appraisal assignments in Sumter and surrounding counties. Jay is also a founding partner of Newman Davis Construction, Inc., a utilities construction firm specializing in roads, water, and sewer line construction for subdivisions and major site work development. Jay is a native of Sumter with strong ties to the Sumter area. He presently lives in Sumter and is married to the former Lynn Warren. He is the father of a son, Trey, and twins, Drew and Elizabeth. Jay is very involved in the Sumter community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Sumter City/County Planning Commission, chairman of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Task Force, is on the Workforce Development Board, Santee Lynches Economic Forecast Board, Chairman of the BB&T Advisory Board, and is a member of the USC Sumter Partnership Board, a past president of the USC Sumter Alumni Association, past education chairman of the Sumter Board of Realtors and is a member of the Sumter Downtown Board of Directors. He is a Tuomey Fellow, former Rotarian with the Sumter Palmetto Rotary, a board member for the Sumter County Empowerment Zone, member of the YMCA Touchdown Club Board and past president of the Sumter County Gamecock Club Board. Jay is a deacon and member of Graham Baptist Church in Sumter.

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