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Colliers International announces South Carolina President and CEO John Folsom elected to the US Board of Advisors

Columbia, SC – Colliers International is pleased to announce that John W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers International South Carolina, Inc., has been elected to the Colliers International US Board of Advisors.

The Colliers Board of Advisors is an integral advisory function to the executive leadership on the Colliers International U.S. business and enables Colliers to better position the firm to execute on its overall strategic plans, objectives and goals.

Folsom was the 2014 recipient of the highest honor and most prestigious award that Colliers International Americas bestows, the Tom Richardson Award, as a testament to Folsom’s character and commitment to helping others. He is actively engaged in leadership roles in numerous community and statewide civic organizations in South Carolina, including serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Midlands Business Leadership Group and a former board member and chair of Providence Hospital. He is a Founder and board member of “Salute from the Shore”, a patriotic initiative to honor America’s military. He previously served as chair of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association and as a trustee of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Folsom is a former member of the Boards of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as Chairman of the Board of the United Way of the Midlands. He was also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Folsom was the recipient of Washington and Lee University’s Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Member of ODK. He was also recognized as the United Way’s 2013 Humanitarian of the Year. In 2008, an award in his name was created by the South Carolina Independent Schools Association to recognize volunteer leadership.


Colliers International South Carolina has over 150 staff members, including 64 real estate professionals. Total brokerage volume for the firm in 2017 exceeded $680 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 53 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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