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Colliers announces brokerage professional promotions in South Carolina

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Charleston/Columbia/Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce that four brokerage associates have received promotions: Thomas Beard, SIOR and Dillon Swayngim have been promoted to Vice Presidents and Ryan McCue, ALC and Matt Pickard have been promoted to Senior Brokerage Associates.

“Each of these professionals has distinguished themselves as leading commercial real estate brokers in South Carolina,” said John W. Folsom, President of CEO of Colliers | South Carolina. “These promotions are a reflection of their commitment to professionally serving the needs of their clients, living the Colliers | South Carolina mission and representing the Colliers global brand.”

Beard is an industrial brokerage specialist and a member of the leading industrial brokerage team in central South Carolina. He specializes in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties. He recently obtained the professional designation of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®). In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Beard was named to the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Commercial Circle of Excellence and also received CCRA’s Sales Transaction of the Year Award in 2020.  He has been the recipient of Colliers | South Carolina’s Rising Star, Top Producer and Service Excellence Awards and is consistently recognized as a CoStar Power Broker. Beard is a graduate of Leadership Columbia Class of 2021 and serves on the Board of Directors for RED Atlas, a commercial real estate data and analytics company focused on serving emerging markets. Beard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Swayngim is an industrial brokerage specialist in the Greenville-Spartanburg market, specializing in landlord and tenant representation as well as industrial investment sales. He received Colliers | South Carolina’s 2020 Rising Star Award and has been named a CoStar Power Broker multiple times. He is a member of the Spartanburg Young Professionals, an organization of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce that focuses on social and leadership development, and United Way of the Piedmont’s Young Leaders Society. He also volunteers with Meals on Wheels. Swayngim graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finance. 

McCue is a land brokerage specialist focusing on the sale of large land tracts for development, recreational and timber uses. In 2021, McCue obtained the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation from the REALTORS® Land Institute, confirming him as one of the region’s most qualified experts to help clients with their timberland and recreational land real estate needs. He has been the recipient of Colliers | South Carolina’s Rising Star award and Central Carolina Realtors Association Commercial Circle of Excellence – Bronze Award. He is a member of the REALTORS® Land Institute, Columbia East Rotary Club and is a committee member of Columbia Ducks Unlimited. McCue graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a minor in Forest Resource Management.

Pickard is an industrial specialist in the Charleston market representing landlords and tenants in the sale, leasing and disposition of industrial properties. He is currently a candidate to obtain the professional designation of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®). He received Colliers | South Carolina’s 2020 Rising Star and Service Excellence Awards. Pickard is active in the community and serves as a member of the Charleston Preservation Society and the Charleston Young Professionals. He is a 2020 graduate of the Leadership Discovery Program of the Charleston Metro Chamber. Pickard graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in finance.


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Thomas Beard

Vice President

Columbia

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.

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Dillon Swayngim

Vice President

Spartanburg

I specialize in industrial and flex properties through landlord and tenant representation as well as industrial investment sales. 

I define success in my work as going above and beyond for clients and when the projects that I work on produce a substantial impact on local and regional economic development. My client roster has included large companies such as Amazon, institutional investors and small local businesses. Each of my clients are treated in the same manner as they expect responsiveness, professionalism and market expertise, and I take pride in being able to deliver each for them. Being able to identify operational inefficiencies and identify solutions for my clients is one of my biggest assets.

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Ryan McCue

Senior Brokerage Associate

Columbia

As a Senior Brokerage Associate with Colliers | South Carolina and a member of the land and commercial brokerage team, my primary focus is on the sale of large land tracts for development, recreational use and timber production. I work with various groups of clients, from investors to tract builders and farmers and hunters. 

I pride myself on being someone who, once committed, sees tasks through to the end. Land sales can be notoriously complicated with many ups and downs, yet my clients know that I will advance their interests at every turn. It is this reliability that makes me indispensable to both investors and users. I take a keen interest in transitional land tracts that may be in the path of growth and are subject to an evolving higher and better use.

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Matt Pickard

Senior Brokerage Associate

Charleston

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.

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