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Mary Teaster | Colliers | Columbia

Mary Teaster

NAR

Senior Brokerage Associate

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About

Professional Summary

As a Senior Brokerage Associate with Colliers International | South Carolina, my focus is local office brokerage, which includes landlord and tenant representation as well as buyer and seller representation.

I have over 40 years of experience in the Richland and Lexington county business community and I strive to bring a positive attitude and passion for the Columbia area and its attributes. As a problem solver with “big picture” vision, I have a reputation of providing considerate and thoughtful service to a multitude of clients. My professional and personal strength is networking and developing relationships. I possess extensive experience in working with small business owners, professional service providers and non-profits.

Accomplishments

My leadership and service has resulted in multiple commendations from local and statewide organizations. I have been a recipient of the “Circle of Excellence” from the CCRA multiple years for top commercial leasing and sales transactions. I am a recipient of the President’s Excellence Program Award from the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association. I have also received the Community Impact Award from the United Way and The Women in Industry (TWIN) Award.

Education

I have worked with Colliers International | South Carolina for over 10 years. Prior to working at Colliers, I was the Senior Managing Director for CBRE Columbia for 12 years. I also served as a commercial lender and business development officer for several banking institutions for 18 years prior to my move into commercial real estate.

Memberships & Involvements

CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women
CCRA – Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
SCRA – South Carolina REALTORS® Association
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®

I am highly active in the Columbia non-profit and civic community. I share a passion and commitment to serving others as well as my business clients. Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors for PRISMA Health-Midlands, PRISMA Health-Midlands Foundation and City Center Partnership. I was a founding board member and former board chair for CREW-Midlands (Commercial Real Estate Women), and I am a former board member and President of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of South Carolina, Mountains to Midlands. I have served as Board Chair and have remained active in MIRCI (Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.) for over 18 years. I served as a mentor with the USC Women’s Athletics Department and am an active member of the Trenholm Road Methodist Church. I have served in mission work in San Salvador for the past 7 years.

Testimonials

“Mary Winter knows Columbia and she definitely knows commercial real estate! When we spun our practice off from our previous firm, Mary Winter was there for us. She spent several meetings getting to know us, what our needs were, and then flawlessly executed, in a condensed time frame, to put us in the perfect space to launch out new company. I would highly recommend her to any professional looking for office space.”

- Bill Bossong, Chief Executive Officer of Valuant Analytics

Services

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type

Office

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