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LCK is an owner’s representative offering project management services that help our clients maximize the value of their development projects while remaining on schedule and within budget.


But what is an owner’s representative?


In general, an owner’s representative is any professional that your business, institution or organization hires to perform a specialized service. In the context of construction and development, an owner’s representative is a professional who manages every stage of your project, from planning to development to closing.


If you haven’t heard of an owner’s representative for project management services, there’s a good reason. We were one of the first to launch the concept. Our connection with a commercial real estate and property management company, Colliers International, allows us to offer comprehensive services above and beyond others in our industry.


Because we are an owner’s representative, we are uniquely situated among others who offer design, project management or construction management services at risk as a general contractor. The differentiator of LCK is that we select designers and contractors for the development team – we do not replace what they do, but direct and monitor their work as an advocate for you.


By working for you and looking out for your interests first and foremost, we have an unparalleled ability to identify time- and cost-saving measures at every stage of a project. And you can rely on us to find these savings because there’s no conflict of interest for us.


In short, we are a value-added project management solution that generates savings equal to or in excess of our fees, who delivers projects on time and within the budget without sacrificing quality expectations.


LCK is a privately held woman-owned business jointly owned by its President, Mickey Layden, and Colliers International South Carolina. The firm originated as the construction management division of Colliers International South Carolina in 1994 and was organized as an independent LLC in 2001.


What truly differentiates LCK, however, is the skill and experience of our staff. LCK has assembled a team of dynamic individuals who concentrate on the client’s interests at each phase, from conception to completion. Our degreed professionals have backgrounds in engineering, architecture and general contracting, all of which we bring to bear on behalf of our clients.


There is a rise in architects and developers offering “project management services” – in other words, offering to handle your construction project from beginning to end. In a sense, we, too, oversee construction projects from beginning to end.


However, because we are an owner’s representative, our project management services are unlike anything offered by those disciplines. We have no conflict of interest in the project – our sole objective is to protect your interest.


LCK offers an integrated approach to project management, coordinating among our subject matter experts whose combined efforts maximize the results and value of every project. We call this the LCK Advantage.


  • Leadership by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Experience totaling hundreds of industrial, retail, office, government, healthcare, religious, non-profit and special use projects

  • Systematic project management processes

  • Reliable cost and schedule control

  • Results-oriented risk management and contract administration

  • Degreed design and construction professionals with a comprehensive real estate perspective, including facilities operations

  • A flexible team that adapts our services to your organization’s culture

  • Licensed general contractor and construction manager (South Carolina)


Since its inception, LCK has played key roles in developing first-class facilities for national corporations as well as non-profits, government agencies and real estate investors. We are proud to count among our clients the following organizations:
Advance Automotive
AllSouth Federal Credit Union 
Ameris Bank
BlueCross BlueShield
City of Beaufort
City of Charleston
City of Columbia
Columbia College
Columbia YMCA
County of Lexington
EdVenture Children’s Museum
First Citizens Bank
Franklin Street Properties
Hammond School
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Hudson Advisors
Lexington Baptist Church
Lexington County Recreation Commission
Midlands Housing Alliance
Municipal Association of South Carolina
Rockefeller Group
Reger Holdings, LLC
Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals
Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority
South State Bank
United Way of the Midlands
University of South Carolina Alumni Assoc.
University of South Carolina Development
Value Place Hotels
Webster University
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