Victor John | Colliers International | Columbia

Victor John

Senior Brokerage Associate | Investment Sales

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Professional Summary

I joined Colliers International in 2011 as a Senior Brokerage Associate, specializing in investment sales. Although my principal concentration is investment sales, I also consult with and represent clients requiring assistance with corporate services, medical facilities and retail development brokerage.

With experience analyzing and evaluating market trends and trade-areas in 17 states, I am able to combine my local market knowledge with my multi-market experience to create customized real estate solutions for my clients.


I am a member of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association (CCRA), South Carolina REALTORS® Association (SCRA), National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). I have been recognized numerous times for outstanding production and am a Life Member of the CCRA Circle of Excellence. In 2001, I was recognized as the recipient of the CCRA Real Estate Transaction of the Year Award.



I started my 40-year career in real estate as manager of an 18-story apartment building in the Columbia Central Business District. My father, who was an owner/developer of shopping centers and condominium developments in the Carolinas, employed me as a leasing agent/property manager representing landlords of anchored shopping centers. In 1982, I joined Edens & Avant, Inc. as a brokerage associate, closing new developments in the Carolinas and Georgia, including Walmart development sites, Sam’s Club, Blockbuster Video, Dollar General and numerous theaters, fast food and fine-dining restaurants.

In 1995, I was given the opportunity to serve as Senior Vice President for a new publicly-traded retailer with 87 stores in six states located along the east coast. After three years, we expanded the chain via new store openings and acquisitions to 281 stores in 17 states and subsequently sold our chain to a competitor.

Returning to brokerage, I have specialized in investment sales for the past 20 years, including the past eight years at Colliers International. I have closed 44 investment transactions comprised of single-tenant properties, shopping centers of 20,000 to 200,000 square feet, business parks, medical properties and office buildings, all totaling 1.5 million square feet and $95 million in transactions.

I graduated from Wofford College, a private college located in the upstate of South Carolina, with a degree in Economics.

Memberships & Involvements

CCRA – Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
SCRA – South Carolina REALTORS® Association
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers

For the past seven years, I have served as Trustee on the C.G. Fuller Foundation Board, awarding scholarships and grants to South Carolina recipients. I previously served on the South Carolina Highway Department committee called COATS, which prioritized road improvements in the Columbia MSA. I have been a member of the Columbia Sertoma Club. I am also an active member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Forest Lake Club and the Columbia Sailing Club.


Consultancy Services, Investment Properties
Service Lines
Capital Markets
Property Types
Retail, Healthcare-Medical, Office, Multifamily
Featured News
Jul 16, 2020
Colliers International facilitates sale of Richmond Walk Apartments in Columbia
Buddy John of Colliers International | South Carolina represented AB&J Properties, LLC in the sale of Richmond Walk Apartments to PMC Property Group, Inc.
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Jun 18, 2018
Colliers International represents seller in $2.6 million sale of Friarsgate Plaza in Irmo
Columbia, SC – Colliers International’s Victor (Buddy) John represented the seller in the $2.6 million sale of Friarsgate Plaza. The approximately 67,810-square-foot neighborhood shopping center, located at 7949 Broad River Road in Irmo, SC, sold after an extensive property marketing campaign netted multiple offers within the first 30 days of being on the market, including two full-price offers.
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Mar 29, 2016
Colliers professionals receive the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Circle of Excellence Awards
Columbia, SC - The Central Carolina REALTORS® Association announced the top 2015 commercial real estate producers and special award winners at its annual Circle of Excellence Awards ceremony, and seventeen Colliers International professionals were among those recognized as the leading commercial real estate producers.
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