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Colliers International South Carolina announces Finance and Accounting department promotions


Columbia, SC – Colliers International | South Carolina announced that Mark Burgess, CPA has been promoted to Controller of the firm. As Controller, Burgess manages corporate accounting and supervises the Real Estate Management Services accounting staff.

Additionally, Sonya Ouzts, who has been employed by Colliers since 2015, has been promoted to Accounts Payable/Corporate Accounting Specialist. Ouzts serves as the main intake point for all vendor invoice processing and is responsible for new vendor acceptance and vendor file maintenance, which are key components of Colliers’ overall risk management program.

Burgess and Ouzts are based in Colliers’ Columbia office but have statewide responsibilities to serve the company’s staff and clients in Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg as well. 

“Mark and Sonya have contributed greatly to the continued success of Colliers,” said Neil Jones, Chief Financial Officer of Colliers | SC. “Their commitment to our company and our clients shows through their outstanding work.”

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Liz McCary

Vice President, Marketing | South Carolina


My role within the company is to provide an enhanced creative and analytical platform for Colliers’ brokerage associates, property and project managers and clients through the management of the company’s marketing and communications strategies. 

I am responsible for developing and implementing a marketing and communications strategy to position the company as South Carolina’s leader in the commercial real estate industry by driving innovative marketing concepts to further advance the goals of the company and our clients. I am also responsible for all media relations throughout South Carolina.

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