Columbia, SC – Neil Jones of Colliers International has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. The Board is comprised of the 20 presidents from the member institutions and no more than 42 business and community leaders. The term of office for trustees, other than college presidents, is three years.
Chartered by the State of South Carolina as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation in 1953, SCICU seeks to advance higher education at its twenty private, non-profit institutions of higher learning through fundraising, scholarships, and research, as well as by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions.
Jones, a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), is a 2001 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in corporate financial management and has over twelve years of public accounting, audit and consulting experience, serving clients both nationally and internationally.
As Chief Accounting Officer, Jones provides detailed accounting services and financial reporting and analysis for all operations of Colliers International South Carolina.
Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. Colliers International delivers a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and insightful research.
Colliers International South Carolina has over 150 staff members, including 60 real estate professionals. Total brokerage volume for the firm in 2013 was approximately $350 million involving over 550 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 of approximately 10.6 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers International’s staff holds 45 professional designations, the most of any firm in South Carolina.