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Colliers | South Carolina announces a milestone of 16 million square feet of commercial property under management


Charleston/Columbia/Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – Colliers | South Carolina recently announced that its real estate management portfolio of office, industrial, retail and medical properties now exceeds 16 million square feet across the state.

Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services (REMS) division, led by Debbie Lane, Senior Vice President, experienced unprecedented growth in its managed portfolio during 2020 and continues to be the largest manager of commercial real estate properties in South Carolina.

“We are thrilled to announce the achievement of this milestone which has exceeded our goals across South Carolina,” said Lane. “Our success is due in tremendous part to our clients, an increasing demand for professional management of industrial investment properties and solid collaboration between our brokerage, project management and property management teams in each of our four offices.” 

In 2020, the firm expanded its management service offerings to 13 new clients within the REMS portfolio, adding 54 properties which account for 9.2 million square feet of space. This additional square footage represents approximately 13% of Colliers Internationals’ REMS portfolio growth across the entire United States in 2020.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a greater need for our management services as landlords are navigating challenges they have never faced before,” continues Lane. “The Colliers REMS team has gone above and beyond to ensure that CDC health and cleaning guidelines are met every day and that our tenants continue to feel safe in their place of business. Our professionals have helped clients navigate the full cycle of events so that real estate remains an anchor of success amid the turbulence.”

Among Colliers | South Carolina’s managed properties, approximately 9.5 million square feet are in central South Carolina, 4.1 million in the Greenville-Spartanburg area and 2.5 million in greater Charleston. Across the state, the portfolio consists of 10.7 million square feet of industrial, 4.2 million square feet of office and 1.2 million square feet of retail properties.


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Debbie Lane

Senior Vice President of REMS | South Carolina


I am responsible for leading Colliers’ statewide Real Estate Management Services division. With a team of directors, property managers, building engineers, and technical and support staff, I oversee the delivery of property management services to our portfolio of commercial office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. I strive to develop efficient processes and implement best-in-class practices that directly benefit each of our clients and their real estate.

The most rewarding aspects of my daily activities can be summarized as seeing our clients’ investment goals attained through our proven management practices and advice.

We leverage cutting-edge technology and stay abreast of industry shifts, market changes and new construction trends, which serve as great tools to enhance our employees knowledge and advance our clients’ goals. Having spent decades in an asset management career, I bring a broad understanding of the owner’s perspective and I can assist in integrating those perspectives and challenges into our property management approach.

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