Colliers International | South Carolina announces brokerage professional promotions

February 10, 2020

Colliers International | South Carolina announced that four brokerage associates have received promotions: Allen Wilkerson has been promoted to Vice President, and Taylor Allen, CCIM, Scott Burgess, MBA and Lance Byars, MRED have been promoted to Senior Brokerage Associates.

“These individuals have proven their commitment to representing Colliers as they professionally serve the needs of their clients and embody the mission and core values of our firm,” said John W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers | South Carolina. “Furthermore, they have distinguished themselves as leading commercial real estate brokers in South Carolina. We are proud to honor them and recognize their achievement with these promotions.”

Wilkerson is an office specialist in the Columbia market, specializing in corporate consulting services, leasing and acquisitions. He was named a member of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association (CCRA) Circle of Excellence and a CoStar Power Broker in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Wilkerson currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Public Policy Group and Legislative Committee and on the Political Candidate Screening Committee for the South Carolina REALTORS® Association (SCR). He is a member of the Board of Directors for CCRA, the City Center Partnership (CCP) Long Range Planning Committee, the Home Works of America Board of Directors, the Columbia Advisory Board and the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Alumni Council. He is an alumnus of Wofford College and a 2017 graduate in Leadership Columbia’s 44th class.

Allen is an office specialist in the Greenville-Spartanburg market, working with landlords, purchasers and tenants in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office space. He was named a Top Producer for Colliers | South Carolina in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and was a CoStar Power Broker for both office leasing and sales transactions for 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he obtained the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Allen currently serves on the leadership team for Greenville’s Clemson Young Alumni chapter and is a 2019 graduate in Leadership Greenville’s 45th class. He is an alumnus of Clemson University.

Burgess is a member of the Retail Services Team in the Greenville-Spartanburg market and specializes in retail brokerage, which includes the representation of owners, buyers and tenants in the purchasing and leasing of retail space. He was recognized as a CoStar Power Broker in 2017 and 2018. He is a founding board member of The Salvation Army of Greenville Echelon chapter, which is charged with engaging young professionals with the mission of The Salvation Army. Burgess graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.

Byars is also a member of the Retail Services Team in the Greenville-Spartanburg market and specializes in retail brokerage. He was recognized as a CoStar Power Broker in 2017 and 2018. Byars graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Clemson University with a Master of Real Estate Development degree. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University in Manhattan. He serves on the Board of Advisors for The Salvation Army of Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties as well as the Clemson University Real Estate Association Board.


About Colliers International

Colliers International | South Carolina has over 150 staff members, including 65 licensed real estate professionals, covering the entire state with locations in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Total 2019 brokerage volume exceeded $419 million, which included over 452 sales and leasing transactions. In addition to traditional commercial real estate representation services for our clients, the company is actively engaged in Corporate Solutions and Healthcare Services. Colliers International is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is the largest manager of commercial real estate properties in South Carolina, with a portfolio of over 8 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers International’s staff holds 44 professional designations, the most of any firm in South Carolina. Colliers | South Carolina’s partner, LCK, provides project management services for new facilities and renovations across South Carolina.

Colliers International (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 20 years, our experienced leadership team, owning more than 40% of our equity, have delivered industry-leading investment returns for shareholders. In 2018, corporate revenues were $2.8 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates), with more than $26 billion of assets under management. Learn more about how we accelerate success at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.