Colliers’ Thomas Beard receives prestigious Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation

February 21, 2022

Colliers l South Carolina announced Thomas Beard has earned the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation.

The SIOR designation is awarded to real estate professionals in recognition of their knowledge, experience and proven successes in the markets they serve. To receive the designation, professionals must meet specific requirements, including recognition by developers, lenders and investors, a high level of transactional production and meeting SIOR’s education and strong ethical requirements.

Thomas Beard, SIOR

“Thomas is an outstanding professional who continually strives to better serve our clients and partners. Earning the SIOR designation is a differentiator for Thomas and for Colliers,” said David Lockwood, Executive Vice President and COO for Colliers | South Carolina and the 2022 SIOR Global Vice President. “Thomas was also part of the team that earned SIOR’s worldwide 2020 Top Industrial and Investment Transaction Awards. Each of these accomplishments is remarkable and will support a higher level of service and expertise for him in the industrial real estate industry.”

Beard is a Vice President and member of the industrial brokerage team in Columbia, specializing in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties throughout central South Carolina. He has been recognized as a CoStar Power Broker consistently since 2017 for industrial leasing transactions and he was awarded the Colliers l South Carolina Top 10 Producers Award in 2020. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he received the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Commercial Circle of Excellence Award and also received CCRA’s Sales Transaction of the Year Award in 2020. Beard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Columbia.


About Colliers

Colliers | South Carolina has over 140 staff members, including 62 licensed real estate professionals, covering the entire state with locations in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Total 2021 brokerage volume exceeded $1 billion, which included over 590 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 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 17 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers’ staff hold 54 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 and set a new record by managing a portfolio of projects approaching $1 billion in volume during 2021.

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 67 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. With annualized revenues of $3.0 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates) and $40 billion of assets under management, we maximize the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people. Learn more at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.