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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 450 transactions with a cumulative value in excess 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 CCRA’s Top Sales Agents in 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. I have received Colliers | South Carolina’s Top 10 Producers Award thirteen 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

My Team

Featured Research

Jun 8, 2022

2022 Q1 Retail South Carolina Report

New retail is necessary throughout South Carolina to meet demand-the overall retail vacancy rate, which decreased from 5.64% to 3.24% year-over-year, will likely continue to decline as vacant space is absorbed
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Jun 7, 2022

2022 Q1 Retail Columbia Report

Smaller footprints are driving restaurant transactions-Restaurants under 5,000 square feet are seeing success whether they are serving Hawaiian food, Mexican dishes or surf and turf
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Jun 6, 2022

2022 Q1 Retail Myrtle Beach Report

Smaller restaurant footprints are driving transactions-Despite the current service industry labor shortage, smaller restaurants are thriving
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Featured News

Jun 14, 2022

Colliers Dealmakers: Recent purchases, sales, leases and investments in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Columbia.
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May 5, 2022

Colliers Dealmakers: Recent purchases, sales, leases and investments in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Columbia.
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