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Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® elects David Lockwood as incoming President-Elect

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Charleston/Columbia/Greenville/Spartanburg, SC - David Lockwood, CRE, CCIM, SIOR, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Colliers | South Carolina, was recently elected by the Global Board of Directors of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) to serve a one-year term as President-Elect of the prestigious commercial real estate organization. 

His term will officially commence at SIOR’s CREate 360 conference in Dallas in October and he will then assume the role of SIOR Global President in the Fall of 2023. 

Lockwood attained his SIOR designation in 1990. He was elected as the current SIOR Vice President in the Fall of 2021. He has also served as past President of the Carolinas SIOR Chapter and has been active within SIOR on a national level including serving two terms on the Board of Directors and chairing numerous committees related to governance, education and membership. Additionally, he served as a member of the SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees and served eight years as SIOR’s representative on the National Association of REALTORS® Executive Committee. In total, he has held more than 20 roles within the SIOR organization. 

At Colliers, Lockwood’s primary areas of expertise include brokerage management, market analyses, lease negotiations, corporate services and consultative brokerage. He has been with Colliers since 1986, starting as an office brokerage associate before progressing to managing the Columbia leasing division of Colliers | South Carolina and eventually being promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and serving as the Market President for the Columbia, SC market.

In addition to receiving his SIOR designation, Lockwood holds CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) designations. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and is a Commissioner representing the 2nd Congressional District. He is also a past Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors where he serves as Chair of the Student Engagement Committee. 

He has received numerous recognitions from the commercial real estate industry including the South Carolina REALTORS® Association’s REALTOR® of the Year Award, the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association’s REALTOR® of the Year Award, the President’s Excellence Program Award and the Grassroots REALTORS® of the Year Award.

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry's top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are more than 3,600 SIOR members in 722 cities and 45 countries. To learn more, visit

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David Lockwood

Executive Vice President and COO | South Carolina


I have a great appreciation for business competition and enjoy helping our team members win. This has been relevant in my career in brokerage activities with our clients and now with my approach to management. I enjoy seeing the success of people within Colliers who apply a strong work ethic and persevere to win assignments. I possess a strong passion for helping our clients achieve their goals whether it is in leasing space or determining solutions to complicated real estate matters. 

I have the great honor or currently serving as the President-Elect of SIOR Global - Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®. I will become President of this worldwide organization in the fall of 2023.

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