Spartanburg, SC, August 13, 2018 – Colliers International’s new office in Spartanburg has already added another market expert to the team. D. Ralph Settle, II, who has extensive experience in development and brokerage across the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson market and the state of South Carolina, has joined the enterprise as a Brokerage Associate in Spartanburg. Working with John Montgomery, Garrett Scott, Brockton Hall and the rest of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson brokerage professionals, he will provide landlord and tenant representation services for a variety of product types, from medical and office to retail and flex/light industrial.
“Ralph is the perfect addition to the Colliers team as we look to help our clients with needs in the dynamic, growth-oriented market of Spartanburg,” said David Feild, CCIM, Market Leader with Colliers International | South Carolina. “His expertise and focus complement the talents and product specialization of our team in the Spartanburg market.”
“We are thrilled for Ralph to join us in Spartanburg,” said John Montgomery, Vice President with Colliers International | South Carolina. “He is passionate about the growth and development of Spartanburg as a community, and his professional experience with so many types of properties makes him invaluable to this city and our clients.”
Settle, a graduate of Wofford College and Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development program, began his career in the hotel/hospitality industry. From there, he rose to the role of director of development for a major property owner in the Spartanburg area. Over the course of his career, he has overseen the development, leasing and management of assets including medical office and retail, flex space, light industrial, raw residential land, apartment/condominiums and more.
In the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson market, some of Settle’s notable projects include managing the corporate rollout of urgent care facilities, redevelopment of downtown Greenville buildings totaling 65,000 square feet and assisting in the sale of several key buildings in downtown Spartanburg.
Settle is highly involved in the growth and development of the Spartanburg community, serving on the boards for the USC Upstate Capital Development Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg and the Spartanburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. He also currently serves as the Vice Chair of Leadership for the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on their Executive Board.
“Few people know the Spartanburg market as well as Ralph, with as much variety of experience in different commercial property types as Ralph has,” said Garrett Scott, Vice President with Colliers | South Carolina. “With the anticipated continued growth and development coming to Spartanburg, he is going to be key in helping our clients find their role in that positive momentum.”
Colliers International | South Carolina has over 138 staff members, including 60 real estate professionals, covering the entire state with locations in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Total brokerage volume exceeded $750 million for 2017, involving over 900 sales and leasing transactions. Colliers International is the largest manager of commercial property in South Carolina and is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), with a portfolio at year-end 2017 of approximately 14 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers International’s staff holds 46 professional designations, the most of any firm in South Carolina.
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