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Craig Waites | Colliers | Columbia

Craig Waites

Managing Director

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About

Professional Summary

I have been with Colliers since 1995, specializing in site selection, land brokerage and the sale of retail/owner-occupied properties. I have completed over 425 transactions with a cumulative value of $350 million.

My niche and expertise are in land valuation, planning and the entitlement process in order to enhance value for land owners. I have extensive zoning efforts, permitting, consultation and predevelopment issues associated with area muncipalities and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.Transportation.

Accomplishments

Since joining Colliers, I have enjoyed many successes and achieved recognition as a Life Member of Central Carolina REALTORS® Association’s Commercial Circle of Excellence and was awarded Central Carolina REALTORS® Association’s Top Sales Agent in 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021. I have received Colliers | South Carolina’s Top 10 Producers Award fifteen times, the President’s Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement, and Sales Associate of the Year for highest sales volume. In 2016, I was recognized by Colliers U.S. in its Everest Club, which recognizes the top ten percent of all Colliers brokers nationally and internationally for revenue generation. I am a 1998 graduate of Leadership Columbia and was also named to The State Newspaper’s “20 Under 40” in 2010.

Education

I am a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Attainments in Commerce. 

Prior to joining Colliers | South Carolina, I worked in banking for two years.

Memberships & Involvements

CCRA – Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
SCRA – South Carolina REALTORS® Association
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers

As an active member of my community, I have served on The City of Columbia Planning Commission, the United Way of the Midlands and as a past Chairman of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.

Services

Skills

Land Sales, Site Sales

Service Lines

Landlord Representation

Property Type

Land

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