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Colliers | South Carolina announces 2021 Top Producers & Walter M. Keenan Award recipients

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Charleston / Columbia / Greenville / Spartanburg, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce the commercial real estate firm’s brokerage awards for 2021, presented at the company’s annual Awards Celebration held at Riverbanks Zoo on March 9, 2022. The leading producers for Colliers in South Carolina were John Montgomery, SIOR and Garrett Scott, SIOR, who earned the 2021 Walter M. Keenan Award, named after the firm’s former chairman.

Montgomery and Scott are Managing Directors in the firm’s Spartanburg office. They lead the industrial brokerage team in the Upstate of South Carolina, specializing in leasing, sales and development advisory services for industrial properties throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg market and the Southeast. Both professionals hold the SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®) designation. This marks the third time in the past five years that Scott has been honored with the Walter M. Keenan Award. 

In addition to Montgomery and Scott, the 2021 Top Producers recognized for their superior performance were, in alphabetical order:

Taylor Allen, SIOR, CCIM
Brantley Anderson, CCIM
Thomas Beard, SIOR
Mark Erickson, SIOR
Brockton Hall, SIOR
Frank Hammond, CCIM, CPM
Markus Kastenholz, CCIM
Dave Mathews, SIOR
Chuck Salley, SIOR
Dillon Swayngim, SIOR
Craig Waites
 

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My experience includes master-planning and developing thousands of acres of real estate as well as attracting significant economic development projects worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs including Toray Carbon Fibers, Ritrama, Kobelco, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Magna Seating and Techtronics Industries.

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Garrett Scott

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Taylor Allen

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Mark Erickson

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Greenville

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Markus Kastenholz

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Charleston

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Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I spent years as a C-suite finance executive for various industrial companies. I then moved to Naples, Florida to become the Chief Financial Officer for a family office with a substantial commercial real estate portfolio with assets ranging from office parks to flex industrial to beachfront resort hotels.

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Dave Mathews

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