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John Montgomery

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Professional Summary

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.



Consultancy Services

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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2021 Q1 South Carolina Industrial Report

Rising construction prices will lead to higher lease rates-new industrial construction has increased to meet demand; however, rising prices of construction materials have created a mismatch between market rents and true occupancy cost
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2021 Q1 Industrial Greenville Spartanburg Colliers Report

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2020 Q4 Industrial South Carolina Report

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Greenville / Spartanburg – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions.
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Colliers Dealmakers: Recent purchases, sales, leases and investments in South Carolina

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