Colliers International South Carolina, Inc. Board of Directors recently announced leadership changes as it elected David M. Feild, CCIM, as its President. John W. Folsom, who has led the company as President for over 30 years, will continue as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Under the Board’s approved succession plan, Feild will assume the CEO role in early 2025. This strategic move aligns with the company’s vision and its carefully designed succession plan.
Folsom shared his enthusiasm for the transition, stating, “This is certainly an exciting time for Colliers as we make these transitions to ensure the longevity of our organization, both for our employees and clients as well as our shareholders. I am confident Colliers will continue to thrive under David’s leadership.”
Feild, a seasoned commercial real estate professional with over 25 years of experience, has played an integral role in the company’s growth. His decade-long tenure as Market President for Colliers’ Upstate region has been marked by exceptional strategic insight, unwavering commitment to excellence and a remarkable track record of fostering growth across multiple service lines within the firm. He holds numerous community leadership positions including Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Ten at the Top and Vice Chair for Advocacy for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the 2024 Class of Leadership South Carolina. Feild is a Riley Fellow from his alma mater, Furman University, and a past board member of its Alumni Association.
“David’s dedication and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving our success in the Upstate,” Folsom continued. “His commitment to excellence and community engagement will solidify Colliers’ standing as the premier commercial real estate service provider in South Carolina.”
Feild further noted, “The economic development landscape across South Carolina continues to present an enormous opportunity for our clients and talented professionals at Colliers. Johnny and the leadership team have created a 117-year legacy of client service, community involvement and shareholder value. We are very well-positioned for added success across the state, and I am incredibly excited for our future.”
Colliers International South Carolina Inc. was founded in 1906 in Columbia by Walter A. Keenan as The Keenan Company. Following Walter A. Keenan’s leadership, the company was led by his son, Walter M. Keenan. Neel Keenan, grandson of Walter A. and son of Walter M., has been with the company since 1976, is a Senior Vice President and remains an integral part of the company’s development and growth.
The leadership team at Colliers will continue to be fortified by Folsom as Chairman and CEO alongside Feild as President and supported by a robust team of seasoned professionals – David Lockwood, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Columbia Market President; Mickey Layden, President/CEO of LCK; Neil Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; David Cuda, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Solutions; James Garrett, Charleston Market President; and Kim Butler, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Management Services – who will continue to steer the company’s sustained growth and excellence.