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Thomas Beard

SIOR

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About

Professional Summary

I specialize in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties.

Since a young age, I have had a profound interest in and exposure to commercial real estate. I have long found industrial brokerage to be intriguing because it serves as the foundation of many different types of businesses and processes. It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to play a role in the goals and progress of each of our clients as a trusted industrial services advisor.

Accomplishments

In 2022, I earned the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation. I have been recognized as a CoStar Power Broker in industrial leasing transactions in Columbia, SC every year since 2017. I have received numerous awards through Colliers | SC including the Rising Star Award in 2018, the Service Excellence Award in 2020 and the Top 10 Producers Award in 2020.  In 2018, 2019 and 2020, I received the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Commercial Circle of Excellence Award and also recevied CCRA’s Sales Transaction of the Year Award in 2020. Additionally, I was part of the team that earned SIOR’s worldwide 2020 Top Industrial and Investment Transaction Awards.

Over the course of my career, I have participated in transactions totaling 20.5 million square feet, valued at over $500 million.

Education

I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

In 2014, I joined Colliers | South Carolina as an intern, conducting research for quarterly market reports, special projects and case studies in the three major markets in South Carolina for two years before transitioning to brokerage. I find that my exposure to market data and establishing relationships with many of the professionals I continue to work with today, while working in the research department at Colliers, provides a valuable foundation into identifying market trends and creative deal making from the brokerage perspective.

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® 
CCIM – Candidate
CCRA – Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
SCRA – South Carolina REALTORS® Association
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®
SCEDA - South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association

I am a 2021 graduate of Leadership Columbia. I am a member of Christ School’s Alumni Council and serve on the Board of Directors for RED Atlas, a commercial real estate data and analytics company focused on serving emerging markets. 

While attending the University of South Carolina, I served on the planning committee for the annual Game Ball Run, which raises money for the Marcus Lattimore Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Additionally, I was also involved with the Caribbean Youth Network, a program that provides shelter, food, sports facilities and equipment for youth on Long Island in the Bahamas.

Services

Skills

Investment Properties

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial

My Team

Featured Research

Jul 27, 2022

2022 Q2 Industrial Columbia Report

New construction underway is necessary, vacancy is at an all-time low-There are currently a total of 1.6 million square feet under construction and vacancy rate fell to an all-time low of 3.49%
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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 29, 2022

2022 Q1 Industrial Columbia Report

Class B space is available until Class A space delivers-there are 865,219 square feet of Class B space available in the market if tenants need space immediately
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Featured News

Aug 12, 2022

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

Columbia, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Columbia.
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Jul 28, 2022

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

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