John Montgomery is a Vice President of Colliers International in the Spartanburg office. With his breadth of experience in master-planned communities, retail, residential, commercial and industrial development projects, along with teammates Garrett Scott and Brockton Hall, he guides clients through the development process from inception through lease-up. This team does so successfully not only in the Upstate of South Carolina, but across the Southeast as well.
One of Montgomery’s most notable projects has been the redevelopment of Drayton Mills, a master-planned community in Spartanburg, but his development experience encompasses industrial land and parks throughout South Carolina and Georgia.
He has overseen and developed thousands of acres of real estate and economic development projects worth billions of dollars including facilities for Toray Carbon Fibers, Ritrama, Keurig Dr. Pepper and Magna Seating.
After graduating from the University of the South, Montgomery began his career with Carolina First Bank, where he gained a wealth of knowledge on the banking side of the development process.
With an eye on a career in real estate development, Montgomery moved to New York and earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. With a sincere love of the Upstate, he then moved back to South Carolina and joined Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. as Vice President of Real Estate. His six years with Pacolet Milliken provided invaluable professional experience and a full immersion in the Upstate commercial real estate market.
In 2015, Montgomery opened his own development firm, Montgomery Development Group, and developed projects while simultaneously advising developer and investor clients, including Pacolet Milliken.
Memberships & Involvements
John Montgomery’s passion for his surrounding community is not just development focused. In addition to being a graduate of the Liberty Fellowship and the National Outdoor Leadership School, he has served on the Board of Trustees for Converse College, the Board of Directors for Glenn Springs Academy, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition, Spartanburg Community College Foundation and the University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation Board.
He is a member of the Church of the Advent and is the current Chairman of the Commission of Public Works for the City of Spartanburg.
As a Vice President of Colliers International in the Spartanburg office, Garrett Scott specializes in leasing, sales and development advisory services for industrial properties across the Greenville-Spartanburg market.
Along with his experience in both brokerage and development, Scott works with teammates and industrial professionals John Montgomery and Brockton Hall to provide clients a unique perspective for their real estate decisions.
Scott’s focus is not just on the transaction, nor on how real estate can save a client money, but how it can make them money by capitalizing on the operational advantages which a building and location can offer. This provides a clearer path to what is truly important in a locational decision.
With experience in both brokerage and development with a proven track record of providing innovative solutions to meet corporate objectives, Scott offers an advantage that clients seek out.
Brockton Hall is a Vice President with Colliers International in the Greenville and Spartanburg offices. He is a member of the Upstate industrial team along with long-time real estate professionals, Garrett Scott and John Montgomery. This team specializes in the needs of industrial landlords and occupiers throughout the Southeast.
Hall comes from a commercial construction background with years of experience in the commercial sector working on projects including K-12, office and institutional. He also has significant renovation and retrofitting experience. His construction background allows him to assist occupiers with their building specifications and advise them during the build-to-suit and new construction process. For developers and investors, he is well-equipped to advise on construction-related issues involved in tenant upfits, value-add projects and new development.