Dillon Swayngim and Ralph Settle awarded tenant representation account for Kimura, Inc. N.A operations

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Greenville-Spartanburg – Dillon Swayngim and Ralph Settle of Colliers International in Spartanburg have been awarded the North American tenant representation account by third-party logistics firm, Kimura Inc. Kimura has primarily served automotive manufacturing and supplier-based companies in the past and is now expanding their successful North American logistics platform into pharmaceutical, e-commerce and textile industries with plans for further diversification in the coming years.

As part of this partnership, Swayngim and Settle will work closely with Kimura to provide financial and market analysis, strategic counsel and lease negotiation to expand the company’s footprint in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The team plans to leverage local market expertise as well as Colliers’ extensive national platform of resources and brokerage network to assist Kimura in making informed real estate decisions as they move into new markets and industries.

Kimura, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of global logistics leader Kimura Unity, which began as a container manufacturer in Japan in 1881. The company has grown in tandem with the automotive industry in North America, providing assembly, sorting/packing and wholesale distribution for automotive suppliers and manufacturers including but not limited to Toyota, BMW, Ford, Minghua USA and Drive Automotive. 

Kimura currently operates out of facilities in Piedmont, Spartanburg and Laurens in South Carolina. 

“Kimura is poised to take advantage of increased demand for logistics-based support as the pandemic accelerates the shift towards e-commerce and related supply chain expansions/reconfigurations throughout North America,” said Joseph Marcus, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Kimura. “We look forward to working closely with the Colliers team in Spartanburg to fully capitalize on these new growth opportunities and believe this partnership will give us a vital edge in competitive markets.”

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Dillon Swayngim

Brokerage Associate


I specialize in industrial and flex properties through landlord and tenant representation as well as industrial investment sales.

I define success in my work as going above and beyond for clients and when the projects that I work on produce a substantial impact on local and regional economic development. My client roster has included large companies such as Amazon, institutional investors and small local businesses. Each of my clients are treated in the same manner as they expect responsiveness, professionalism and market expertise, and I take pride in being able to deliver each for them. Being able to identify operational inefficiencies and identify solutions for my clients is one of my biggest assets.

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Ralph Settle

Brokerage Associate


As a Brokerage Associate with Colliers International, my expertise is the Spartanburg market. I provide landlord and tenant representation services for a variety of product types, from medical and office to retail and flex/light industrial, with a focus on the Spartanburg market in the larger Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson region.

I grew up in Spartanburg and am truly passionate about the progress and growth that my city and region have experienced in recent years. Few people know the past, present and future of Spartanburg like I do, and I appreciate the hard work that goes into laying the groundwork for success like ours. My professional experience as a landlord-owner-developer has given me a unique and critical perspective for both landlord and tenant representation. I understand the factors that go into such an important investment – the risks, the rising construction costs, the changing interest rates – and am invested in helping my clients not only make the best choice for their real estate needs, but also to understand why that is their best choice.

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