Newmark Wilson Kibler
314 South Pine Street Bldg. 200
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Areas of Specialization
- Industrial/Distribution Sales
- Investment Sales
- Land Sales
- Property Assemblage
- Mitigation Banking
- Valuation Services
Woodrow W. “Woody” Willard, Jr. serves as a senior broker in the Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, office of Newmark Wilson Kibler, where he focuses on the sale and leasing of land, manufacturing, distribution and office properties.
For 40 years, Mr. Willard has been a problem solver for entities who chose to invest in real property assets. A licensed broker and certified licensed appraiser in South Carolina, his specialty is representing buyers in private acquisitions and corporate expansions. Some of his projects include the assemblage and acquisition of 900+ acres for the expansion of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, acquisition of some 20 parcels abutting the BMW Manufacturing Plant, acquisition of 10+ parcels for construction of the BMW test tract in Greer, South Carolina, acquisition of some 30 parcels for the South Carolina Ports Authority for rail access to the Duncan Inland Port and some 275 parcels for the expansion of Wofford College Campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In addition to his property assemblages and acquisitions, Mr. Willard manages the sale of wetland & stream mitigation credits for the Arrowhead Farms Mitigation Bank in the Enoree River basin in upstate South Carolina.
Valuation assignments over the years include residential, retail, office, and distribution warehouse facilities in the Spartanburg market. He provides expert analysis, testimony and legal consultation for eminent domain and detrimental conditions assignments, specifically in underground fuel storage tank events. He has provided expert witness testimony on numerous occasions in Circuit Civil Count in over 20 counties throughout South Carolina in his career.
Mr. Willard currently serves on the Commission for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Appointed in 2014 by the Legislative Delegations of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties in the 4th Congressional District, Mr. Willard served as the Commission Chairman in 2017. Working closely with its Secretary of Transportation, Mr. Willard was active is advising the legislators as to the need and potential results in passing an increase in road and bridge funding for South Carolina. He also is playing a key role in reshaping the Commission with respects to its duties and working relationship with the Secretary. In February 2018, Governor Henry McMaster reappointed Mr. Willard to the SCDOT Commission for an additional four years.
In 2014, The South Carolina Supreme Court appointed Mr. Willard as a lay member on the Commission on Lawyer Conduct. A position he continues to hold. In 2001, Governor Jim Hodges recognized Mr. Willard as an Ambassador for Economic Development in South Carolina.
Mr. Willard’s roster of memberships and honors include:
- Member, Commission for the South Carolina Department of Transportation
- Commission Chairman, Legislative Delegations of Greenville and Spartanburg counties in the 4th Congressional District (2017)
- Member, Spartanburg Association of REALTORS®
Mr. Willard earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He previously received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College.