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Matt Pickard | Colliers | Charleston

Matt Pickard

Senior Brokerage Associate

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About

Professional Summary

I focus on site development as well as both landlord and tenant representation for industrial properties throughout the Charleston, SC region and throughout South Carolina. I have established myself in the market by forming key relationships in various industry sectors and learning the market drivers that impact end users. 

I work with clients to coach them on site development by providing creative solutions to overcome issues such as zoning, wetlands, access and utilities.  I have also worked closely with the South Carolina Ports Authority to better understand the full supply chain lifecycle to better serve our clients in their search for industrial space.

Accomplishments

My greatest accomplishments have been transactions that benefit not only my client, but also the community. For example, while serving as the seller’s representative for Marion County Economic Development, I was tasked with seeking buyers who would bring jobs and investment to the county, not just pay the highest price. First, I assisted the County in the sale of the Mullens Building to an automotive parts supplier that brought 40 to 50 jobs to the county. Then, for an approximately 113,000-square-foot facility that had been vacant for years, I found a buyerwho invested $2.6 million and created 80 jobs. Throughout the process, I worked closely with the Economic Development office to arrange incentives to attract businesses to these properties.

In 2020, I received the Service Excellence and Rising Star Awards from Colliers | South Carolina.

In 2022, I was named a Forty under 40 in the Lowcountry honoree by SC Biz News.

Education

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Finance. I have a broad understanding and significant experience in a wide variety of business and financial areas, such as mortgage and bond markets and business valuations. I’ve leveraged this experience to benefit my clients, particularly in providing analytical support for cash flow and financial analyses.

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR Candidate

I am an active member of the Charleston, SC, community. I’m passionate about the city’s unique character and history, so I serve as a member of the Charleston Preservation Society. I’m also active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Charleston Young Professionals. I was in the Leadership Discovery Program Class of 2020 by the Charleston Metro Commerce. The program is an innovative and skills-based leadership program that will allow emergent business and community leaders to learn from experienced regional leaders.

Services

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Office

My Team

Featured Research

Aug 29, 2022

2022 Q2 Industrial South Carolina Report

Ongoing demand boosts absorption and pre-leasing activity-10.4 million square feet will deliver during the second half of 2022, most of which is pre-leased
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May 31, 2022

2022 Q1 Industrial South Carolina Report

Unparalleled demand despite increasing rental rates-9.8 million square feet will deliver in 2022, most of which is pre-leased
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Apr 27, 2022

2022 Q1 Industrial Charleston Report

Strong demand driving rental rates higher-During the first quarter of 2022, the Charleston industrial market has dropped to 2.93%
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Featured News

Sep 19, 2022

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

Charleston, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Charleston.
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Sep 1, 2022

Colliers and DG Real Estate announce a new speculative distribution facility at the intersection of I-26 and I-95

Orangeburg, SC - Colliers’ brokerage team to handle leasing and marketing for Bowman Industrial Center in Orangeburg County.
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