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Realtor association elects Columbia Realtor as president

Ross Norton //May 22, 2023//

Realtor association elects Columbia Realtor as president

Ross Norton //May 22, 2023//

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David Lockwood, executive vice president and CEO of Colliers South Carolina, has been elected by the board of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors to serve a one-year term as president of the global commercial real estate organization.

LockwoodHis term will commence officially at SIOR’s fall 2023 conference in Chicago in October, according to a news release from Colliers.

Lockwood attained his SIOR designation in 1990. He was elected as the current SIOR president-elect in the fall of 2022 and before that as 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, the news release stated. 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 and consultative brokerage, the release said. 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 market.

“We are so fortunate to have David represent Colliers on a global level for SIOR,” John W. Folsom, president and CEO of Colliers South Carolina, said in the release. “David is an exemplary leader and has dedicated countless hours to advancing the mission of SIOR and of Colliers. He will have a successful year heading the industry’s top organization for brokerage professionals.” 

In addition to receiving his SIOR designation, Lockwood has earned designations as a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a Counselor of Real Estate. He is a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors where he serves as chair of the Student Engagement Committee. He recently completed nine years as a South Carolina Real Estate Commissioner representing the Second Congressional District and is a past chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

He has received numerous recognitions from the commercial real estate industry including the South Carolina Realtors Association’s Realtor of the Year Award.