Experienced commercial real estate leader and brokerage services expert brings decades of experience to South Carolina

Charleston, SC – Colliers International | South Carolina announced today that James R. (Jim) Garrett, Jr., MCR, has joined the company as Market President in Charleston. In Garrett’s new role, he will be responsible for the management of Colliers’ Charleston area brokerage staff, recruiting and business development as well as community and civic affairs and economic development. He will also serve on the company’s statewide Management Committee and its Board of Directors.

Garrett comes to South Carolina after eight years with Colliers International in Columbus, Ohio where he served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. Prior to joining Colliers | Columbus, he was associated with NAI Global as Executive Vice President of its national brokerage services group. 

While in Ohio, Garrett was responsible for launching Colliers’ Cleveland office, serving as Chair of Colliers Managers’ National Steering Committee and was a regular speaker on the subject of commercial real estate at The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Midwest Real Estate Magazine’s Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame and holds the MCR designation. 

Jim and his wife, Julie, have two adult children and two grandchildren.

John W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers | South Carolina, stated, “Jim Garrett is one of the most accomplished commercial real estate leaders in the country, and we are so fortunate to have him join our Charleston and South Carolina teams. His accomplishments at Colliers International | Columbus have contributed significantly to the growth and success of that organization and his creative leadership has had a positive impact across the entire Colliers | US platform. Jim will become a significant contributor to the commercial real estate industry and the civic community in the Charleston area and across South Carolina.” 

Gil Borok, Chief Operating Officer for Colliers International | USA, stated, “The Charleston market and indeed the entire state of South Carolina are very important geographies for our national and global commercial real estate enterprise. Seasoned, well-known leadership in Charleston is essential to accomplishing our broad objectives and I am confident that Jim Garrett will effectively represent the Colliers brand and enhance our platform in the region.”

Garrett stated, “The Colliers team in South Carolina has great vision, are focused and are positioned to be a dominant player in the Southeast. Between my experience in Ohio and South Carolina’s dynamic platform, this collaboration is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Long ago, my wife and I decided that South Carolina is where we want to write our next chapter. I’m eager to get to Charleston, to roll up my sleeves and start the hard work necessary to ensure that Colliers presence continues to expand to serve our clients.”