David has a great appreciation for business competition and enjoys helping the team members win. This has been relevant in his career in brokerage activities with clients and now with his approach to management. He enjoys seeing the success of people within Colliers who apply a strong work ethic and persevere to win assignments. He possesses a strong passion for helping clients achieve their goals, whether it is in leasing space or determining solutions to complicated real estate matters.
Lockwood has the great honor of serving as the 2023-2024 Global President of SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®; the most recognized industrial and office professional designation in the world.
He has obtained three professional designations and wholeheartedly supports professional designations, encouraging all commercial brokers to obtain the designation of their choice. He’s also a past Chairman of the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR and has been active within SIOR on a national level, serving on dozens of committees and task forces. Additionally, he has held senior leadership positions, including the Board of Directors for several different firms.
David has been recognized numerous times for service to various REALTOR® associations, being a past recipient of the SCRA REALTOR® of the Year Award, the CCRA REALTOR® of the Year Award, the President’s Excellence Program Award, and the Grassroots REALTOR® of the Year. The NAR 2013 Commercial Award recipient, he/she has served as the President of CCRA (1,800 members) and SCRA (22,000 members).
Having recently completed ten years serving on the Executive Committee of NAR, David previously served on NAR’s Finance and Investment Reserves committees. Currently, he’s serving on the Board of Directors of Second Century Ventures, an NAR-affiliated venture capital company.
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, he graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Beginning the career by running the residential multiple listing service in Columbia, the interest in real estate led him to become a commercial broker working on office towers. Joining Colliers in 1986 as an office broker, he progressed to managing the leasing division and was eventually promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Market President.