August 16, 2012

Collett to Open Greenville, SC Office




For Immediate Release

August 16, 2012


CHARLOTTE, NC – Collett, a commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Charlotte, today announced that it will open an office in Greenville, South Carolina. According to Charles E. Ellis, Jr., managing partner for Collett, “This branch will serve as our base of operations for all of South Carolina and will allow further expansion of our existing footprint.  We anticipate strong growth and opportunity in the Upstate region, particularly in the areas of brokerage, real estate management, tenant representation and development .”

Collett will employ a trio of veteran brokers, Greg Carter, Bill Runge and Cortney Carter, with 48 years of combined commercial real estate experience.  Greg Carter and Bill Runge are both Greenville natives and have worked together for over 20 years, most recently with Hughes Commercial Properties after an earlier association with NAI Earle Furman Associates and CBRE The Furman Co.  Cortney Carter began her real estate career with Cushman & Wakefield in Washington, DC before relocating to Greenville in 2006 to join Hughes Commercial Properties.

 “We believe this is the perfect opportunity to grow our business in South Carolina,” says Stephen B. Pharr, broker-in-charge at “We are very fortunate to associate with an excellent brokerage team just as the market begins to show signs of real improvement.” The Collett office will be located in the newly renovated NOMA Tower at 220 N. Main Street in downtown Greenville. The firm will immediately begin moving into its new space and expects to be fully operational by September 1st.  

Founded in 1987, Collett is currently celebrating its 25th year in business.  Having added 10 new brokers during the past 2 years, Collett was recently named one of the area’s largest commercial real estate firms by the Charlotte Business Journal.  Collett is a regional commercial real estate services firm which employs 40 real estate professionals, manages approximately 6 million square feet of commercial space in 8 states, and has developed more than 95 projects totaling 14 million square feet.  Firm services include strategic asset management, development, construction management, accounting, lease administration and investment sales brokerage.