Colliers International | South Carolina announces 2017 company awards

Columbia, SC, February 7, 2018 – Colliers International | South Carolina and its partner company, LCK, are pleased to announced company award winners for 2017. Every year, the statewide commercial real estate firm recognizes associates and employees who go above and beyond in their professional and community endeavors. This year’s awards include the Transaction of the Year, the Community Service Award and the Management Services Award.

“2017 was a great year for our company due to the accomplishments of our associates and staff,” said John W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers South Carolina. “We love to highlight our team members who have gone above and beyond in 2017 and acknowledge all of the Colliers and LCK staff who contributed to another successful year.”

The 2017 Transaction of the Year award was presented to Garrett Scott and Brockton Hall, who are among the brokerage team in Colliers’ Greenville office. Garrett and Brockton were successful in assisting a client in complicated transaction to acquire a site for industrial use. The owner being unwilling to subdivide the site and there was lack of available sewer service at the site. In order to facilitate the transaction, the Colliers team coordinated discussions with the county for Special Source Revenue credits as well as utility extensions from nearby municipalities which previously weren’t available and negotiated incentives to offset infrastructure cost. These actions created a new development opportunity that had never previously in the Greenville market. This transaction, located on property near the Inland Port, helped the client break ground on their first building which will be the largest speculative building built in the Greenville-Spartanburg market. The assemblage is the largest in the SC-101 submarket since the development of the site for BMW many years ago.

Community is one of Colliers’ six Core Values, and thus, the Community Service award is an important recognition of a Colliers or LCK staff member who has given of their time, resources and energy to worthy causes in their community. This year’s winner, Philip Vann, has done that and more, serving as a role model and tutor for children through the United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Corps and is a Class Agent, Alumni Volunteer and Advisory Council member for Woodberry Forest School.

The Colliers Management Services Award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates expertise and professionalism in the real estate management or project management divisions of the company. This year’s recipient, Scott Rush, clearly exceeded the expectations of clients and fellow associates. In 2017, Scott relocated to Greenville to lead Colliers' project management service division. He has tirelessly strived to build a professional platform in the upstate while managing the details of project management for Colliers' clients. Scott's loyalty to Colliers' valued clients and commitment to excellence have been outstanding.

About Colliers International

Colliers International | South Carolina has over 138 staff members, including 60 real estate professionals. Total brokerage volume in 2017 exceeded $750 million, involving over 900 sales and leasing transactions. Colliers International is the largest manager of commercial property in South Carolina and is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), with a portfolio at year-end 2017 of approximately 14 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers International’s staff holds 32 professional designations, the most of any firm in South Carolina.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that helps clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers also has been ranked the top property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

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