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Colliers’ Thomas Beard receives prestigious Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation


Columbia, SC – Colliers l South Carolina is pleased to announce Thomas Beard has earned the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation.

The SIOR designation is awarded to real estate professionals in recognition of their knowledge, experience and proven successes in the markets they serve. To receive the designation, professionals must meet specific requirements, including recognition by developers, lenders and investors, a high level of transactional production and meeting SIOR’s education and strong ethical requirements.

“Thomas is an outstanding professional who continually strives to better serve our clients and partners. Earning the SIOR designation is a differentiator for Thomas and for Colliers,” said David Lockwood, Executive Vice President and COO for Colliers | South Carolina and the 2022 SIOR Global Vice President. “Thomas was also part of the team that earned SIOR’s worldwide 2020 Top Industrial and Investment Transaction Awards. Each of these accomplishments is remarkable and will support a higher level of service and expertise for him in the industrial real estate industry.”

Beard is a Vice President and member of the industrial brokerage team in Columbia, specializing in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties throughout central South Carolina. He has been recognized as a CoStar Power Broker consistently since 2017 for industrial leasing transactions and he was awarded the Colliers l South Carolina Top 10 Producers Award in 2020. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he received the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Commercial Circle of Excellence Award and also received CCRA’s Sales Transaction of the Year Award in 2020. Beard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Columbia.


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Thomas Beard

Vice President


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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