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Colliers International brokers represent the landlord and tenant in leasing of office space to United Community Bank at 1901 Main

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Columbia, SC – Colliers International | South Carolina’s Allen Wilkerson represented the landlord, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and Craig Waites represented the tenant United Community Bank, in leasing office space at 1901 Main Street in downtown Columbia.

United Community Bank, headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, entered the South Carolina market in 2012 and now has 147 offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. After assembling its Midlands leadership team earlier this year and shopping for a permanent Columbia location, United Community Bank chose 5,193 square feet at 1901 Main Street as its new home in central South Carolina. 

1901 Main Street is a ±303,156-square-foot, Class A, LEED-Gold-Certified office tower located in Columbia's Central Business District. The building is in close proximity to state and federal courthouses, the University of South Carolina, the growing Main Street and North Main Street corridors, the Bull Street District, the Vista Arts & Entertainment District and more.

“We were honored to assist United Community Bank in locating a new commercial banking operation in Columbia,” Waites said. “It was important to position them in the downtown hub of Columbia surrounded by an energetic business atmosphere.” 

Craig Waites is a Vice President of Colliers International | South Carolina as well as the Director of the Commercial Brokerage Group in Columbia. He specializes in site selection, land brokerage and the sale of retail/owner-occupied properties, having completed over 325 transactions with a cumulative value in excess of $250 million. Allen Wilkerson is a Senior Brokerage Associate with Colliers International | South Carolina and a member of the office brokerage team. He specializes in corporate consulting services, office leasing and acquisitions.


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Allen Wilkerson

Vice President


I specialize in consulting services, office leasing advisory and commercial property acquisition advisory. My expertise is in representing, or consulting for, local ownership entities, regional and national real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private equity funds. My goal is to provide guidance that assists in better business planning, strategic analysis and asset appreciation.

I believe it’s imperative to fully understand a client’s vision in order to help them meet both their short-term and long-term objectives. My goal is to listen closely and provide sound guidance.

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Craig Waites

Managing Director


I have been with Colliers since 1995, specializing in site selection, land brokerage and the sale of retail/owner-occupied properties. I have completed over 425 transactions with a cumulative value of $350 million.

My niche and expertise are in land valuation, planning and the entitlement process in order to enhance value for land owners. I have extensive zoning efforts, permitting, consultation and predevelopment issues associated with area muncipalities and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.Transportation.

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