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David Lockwood


Executive Vice President and COO | South Carolina

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Professional Summary

I have a great appreciation for business competition and enjoy helping our team members win. This has been relevant in my career in brokerage activities with our clients and now with my approach to management. I enjoy seeing the success of people within Colliers who apply a strong work ethic and perservere to win assignments. I possess a strong passion for helping our clients achieve their goals whether it is in leasing space or determining solutions to complicated real estate matters. 

I am very active in numerous real estate organizations. I am a South Carolina Real Estate Commissioner. I am currently the Vice President of SIOR Global and will assume the role of President-Elect in October 2022.


I have obtained three professional designations. I wholeheartedly support professional designations and I encourage all commercial brokers to obtain the designation of their choice.  I am a past Chairman of the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR. I have also been active within SIOR on a national level, having served on dozens of committees and task forces, and have held senior leadership positions including the Board of Directios for several different firms. I am the Vice President of SIOR Global. In 2023, I will serve as President of SIOR Global.

I have been recognized numerous times for my service to various REALTOR® associations. I am a past recipient of the SCRA REALTOR® of the Year Award, the CCRA REALTOR® of the Year Award, the President’s Excellence Program Award recipient and the Grassroots REALTOR® of the Year. I was the NAR 2013 Commercial Award recipient. I have served as the President of CCRA (1,800 members) and SCRA (22,000 members).

I recently completed ten years serving on the Executive Committee of NAR. I previously served on NAR’s Finance and Investment Reserves committees. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors of Second Century Ventures, an NAR-affiliated venture capital company.


I grew up in Charlotte, NC. I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree and began my career by running the residential multiple listing service in Columbia.  Once I had a taste of real estate, I knew I wanted to become a commercial broker working on office towers. I had the great fortune of joining Colliers in 1986 as as office broker. Once there, I progressed to managing the leasing division of Colliers and was eventually promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Market President.

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
CRE – Counselor of Real Estate
CCRA – Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
SCRA – South Carolina REALTORS® Association
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®

I strongly believe that I have a duty to give back to the community that I live in and make an active effort to be involved in oganizatons about which I am passionate. I currently serve as Vice Chair of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and as a Commissioner representing the 2nd Congressional District. I am a past Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. I am also a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors and serves as Chair of the Student Engagement Committee.

Additionally, I recently served as the Chair of the Columbia City Center Partnership for the CBD Business Improvement District. I am also a past member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Juvenile Justice and a past Chair of the Board of Sandhills School.

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Featured News

May 13, 2022

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® elects David Lockwood as incoming President-Elect

David Lockwood, CRE, CCIM, SIOR, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Colliers | South Carolina, was recently elected by the Global Board of Directors of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) to serve a one-year term as President-Elect of the prestigious commercial real estate organization.
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