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Colliers | South Carolina announces 2022 Managing Directors

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Charleston/Columbia/Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce that John Montgomery, Chuck Salley, Garrett Scott and Craig Waites have been named Managing Directors.

“Colliers recently created the title of Managing Director to acknowledge extraordinary production, market leadership and long-term success in our industry,” said John W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers | South Carolina. “We are incredibly proud of the expertise and dedication these industry leaders bring to our firm.” 

Montgomery joined Colliers’ Spartanburg office in 2018 with an extensive background in master-planned communities, retail, residential, commercial and industrial development projects. Specializing in industrial brokerage, he guides clients through the development process from land acquisition and development through lease-up. He is a graduate of the Liberty Fellowship Program and the National Outdoor Leadership School and he has served on the Board of Trustees for Converse College, the Board of Directors for Glenn Springs Academy, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition, Spartanburg Community College Foundation and the University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation Board. He is a member of the Church of the Advent and is the current Chairman of the Commission of Public Works for the City of Spartanburg as well as a commission for Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. He graduated from the University of the South and holds a Master of Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University.  

Salley joined Colliers’ Columbia office in 1981 and has 41 years of experience in all aspects of industrial brokerage including leasing, sales, build-to-suit, site acquisition, investment sales and consulting. He holds the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® designation and is past President of the Carolinas Chapter. He led the team that earned SIOR’s worldwide 2020 Top Industrial and Investment Transaction Awards. He is a Life Member of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Circle of Excellence, a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and the Central SC Alliance Committee of 100. He is a former chair of the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Board, former board member of the Congaree Land Trust and recently completed serving a three-year term on the City of Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals as Chair. Salley graduated from the University of South Carolina.

Scott joined Colliers’ Greenville office in 2014 and helped open the firm’s Spartanburg office in 2018 to address the booming real estate market in the area. After 27 years with a local industrial development firm, he transitioned to brokerage services, focusing on leasing, sales and development advisory services for industrial properties throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg market and the Southeast. He has been involved in the planning, acquisition and implementation of more than 31 industrial parks and 38 million square feet of industrial space in key manufacturing and distribution markets. In 2018, he obtained the professional designation of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®). Scott is an active member of both the Colliers Logistics & Transportation Group and Colliers’ Automotive Desk. He is a current board member of The Piedmont Club and former board member of Clemson University’s Board of Visitors and The Humanities Council. He is also a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association and Spartanburg Association of REALTORS® and is a graduate of Clemson University.

Waites joined Colliers’ Columbia office in 1995, specializing in site selection, land brokerage and the sale of retail/owner-occupied properties. His expertise lies in land valuation, planning and the entitlement process in order to enhance value for land owners. He has extensive experience in zoning efforts, permitting, consultation and predevelopment issues associated with area municipalities and the South Carolina Department of Transportation. He is a Life Member of Central Carolina REALTORS® Association’s Commercial Circle of Excellence and a 1998 graduate of Leadership Columbia. Waites served on the City of Columbia Planning Commission, the United Way of the Midlands and is a past Chairman of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. He graduated from Washington and Lee University.


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John Montgomery

Managing Director

Spartanburg

I am a Managing Director of Colliers | South Carolina in the Spartanburg office, specializing in industrial buildings, industrial land and tenant representation. 

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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Chuck Salley

Managing Director

Columbia

I have experience in all aspects of industrial brokerage including: leasing, sales, build-to-suit, site acquisition, investment sales and consulting. I have been with Colliers since 1981 and have completed over 1,500 transactions in my career. I am an expert in the industrial market and am proud to have represented many national and international companies with their real estate needs in the greater Columbia market. I have also provided valuable consulting work, site acquisition and leasing services for many national developers including: Magnus Development Partners, Scannell Properties, Collett Industrial, Panatonni Development, Red Rock Development, Kirco and Miller Valentine Group.

I am inspired by the drive of my clients and customers to grow their businesses, create jobs and invest in our community. I enjoy the thrill of taking on the challenge to find real estate solutions for them to help them progress their business goals.  My experience in Columbia gives me a solid platform to deliver solutions that enable these companies to grow.

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Garrett Scott

Managing Director

Spartanburg

With more than 30 years’ experience in brokerage and industrial development in the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond, I offer expert advice and a unique perspective which gives my clients the edge in a competitive market. 

My experience includes the planning, acquisition and implementation of more than 31 industrial parks in key manufacturing and distribution markets. In addition, I have been responsible for the development of more than 38 million square feet of industrial space including Class A manufacturing, automotive supply, warehouse, logistics fulfillment and e-commerce related facilities. 

More than 140 clients have relied on me to manage the start-up and implementation of their facilities. This background brings invaluable experience and understanding which allows me to meet the needs of tenants, developers and investors “from dock-door to C-suite”.

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Craig Waites

Managing Director

Columbia

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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