Company Overview

About Colliers International


We are enterprising. As an industry-leading global real estate services company with more than 12,000 skilled professionals operating in 69 countries, what sets Colliers International apart is not what we do, but how we do it. Our culture encourages Colliers professionals to think differently, to share innovative ideas and to create effective solutions that accelerate our clients’ successes.

We deliver a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors across all sectors worldwide. Everything we do is founded in the belief that when our clients succeed, we succeed. As a result, many of the world’s leading companies choose us when they need trusted, expert advice.

Our people


Colliers professionals are experts in their fields who help our clients achieve their greatest potential. We cultivate a culture of leadership: a collaboration among creative, entrepreneurial people who believe they can — and will — make a difference. We’re passionate about what we do, take personal responsibility for success and act efficiently — all natural extensions of our enterprising culture.

Our clients and colleagues motivate us every day to innovate and elevate our level of service. We attract, develop and retain exceptionally talented people with the highest integrity. Our clients always come first and our advice is tailored to support the best business decisions. Our success comes from taking our work (but not ourselves) seriously — and enjoying what we do.

Where it all comes together


Even in today’s highly connected world, WHERE is still the foundation of every business. Learn how Colliers clients around the globe are achieving outcomes that accelerate success.

We build our client relationships on a foundation of memorable service and enduring trust. Our unified global platform gives us the power to deliver services seamlessly, wherever and however our clients choose to do business. 

Our professionals challenge themselves to see things differently and consistently achieve outcomes that exceed our clients’ expectations.

The foundation of our service is the strength and depth of our specialists. Our clients depend on our industry expertise as well as our direct experience in their local markets and communities. Whether you are a local firm or a global organization, we can provide creative solutions for all of your real estate needs.

We offer real estate services on a local, regional, national and international basis, providing complete sector coverage as well as a deep level of knowledge in specialized industries and product types.

At Colliers, our strategy focuses on doing the right things for our clients, our people, our community and our shareholders — every single day.

We strive to build our business at a competitive pace by augmenting internal growth with smart, strategic acquisitions that increase market share, expand service offerings and extend our geographic reach for the benefit of our clients and shareholders. 

For more than 20 years, Colliers has created value for shareholders that has resulted in superior returns and industry growth. Our people also own significant equity in our business, which brings pride of ownership to everything we do.

Learn more about investor relations at Colliers.

Read recent Colliers corporate news.

Colliers is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices — the kind that keep our communities healthy while supporting long-term business success.

From volunteer hours to financial contributions, we support the philanthropic efforts that our professionals and clients are passionate about. In addition to local giving campaigns, the Colliers USA Foundation contributes to national and international disaster relief efforts.

With hundreds of LEED® Accredited Professionals, our expertise in developing sustainability strategies helps clients improve their properties, brands and performance. Colliers is also a Founding Global Partner of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.

Like our clients, Colliers celebrates diversity and we bring together people with different backgrounds and perspectives to solve our clients’ toughest challenges. By embracing diversity, we recruit and retain the best people and uphold an enterprising culture that fosters innovation.

We are honored by many professional associations and independent publications as a leader in real estate, both for our business accomplishments and our passion for innovation and social responsibility.

IAOP
World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors: 2006-2018
2018 Global Outsourcing 100

  • Super Stars of the Global Outsourcing 100: Colliers International has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the IAOP for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.
First Place: Top Property Managers
Commercial Property Executive names Colliers International the top property manager based on firm growth, market share and property diversity.
 
First Place: Most Innovative Corporate Strategy
Commercial Property Executive recognizes the strategic separation of Colliers International Group Inc. and FirstService Corporation in a deal that created two market leaders and a tax-free distribution to shareholders.

Top International / Global Construction Management
Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine
  • Top 10 Non-U.S. firms in International Construction Management and Program Management
  • Top 10 Non-U.S. firms in Total Global Construction Management and Program Management
Best Places to Work
Forbes names Colliers International as one of the Best Places to Work 2016

The Lipsey Company
Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brands

 

How we've grown

Learn more about the Colliers International story

Colliers International has evolved from enterprising, independent local business owners to an organization of more than 12,000 skilled professionals around the world with global executive headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and corporate shared services centers in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. As we grew, we continued to seek out partners who shared our common values and spirit of enterprise.

2017

Addition of market leader Ovenia Group further strengthens Colliers’ property and asset management platform in EMEA.

January 4, 2018

Finland

Colliers acquires leading REMS firm in the Nordics

2017

Acquisition of Beltway Real Estate Services firm strengthens ongoing commitment to the region.

October 18, 2017

USA

Colliers expands in Washington, D.C.

2017

Commencement of company owned operations to strengthen Asia business.

September 5, 2017

japan

Colliers celebrates launch of owned operations in Japan

2017

Acquisition strengthens services to property owners and developers.

September 5, 2017

Australia

Colliers International Expands Project Management in Australia

2017

Colliers acquires Twin Cities real estate services icon Welsh Companies, strengthening the ongoing commitment to the Midwest market.

April 2, 2017

USA

Colliers International expands in Minnesota

2017

Colliers unifies operations in Michigan with affiliate acquisition

March 12, 2017

USA

Colliers expands in Michigan with affiliate acquisition

2017

The Colliers platform now boasts 15,000 professionals and spans 68 countries

February 14, 2017

Colliers International Statistics Video

Colliers International 2016 Statistics

2017

Colliers acquires market-leading affiliate in Denmark, integrating five offices and more than 100 professionals

January 11, 2017

Denmark

Colliers International expands in Denmark

2017

Colliers enhances industrial and logistics site selection services through acquisition of proprietary software, databases and specialty team.

January 4, 2017

USA

Colliers International adds specialty site selection capability and services

2017

Colliers strengthens Hotels business and broadens asset management offer with the acquisition of a market-leading hospitality asset management firm.

January 3, 2017

United Kingdom

Colliers International UK acquires market leading hospitality asset management firm

2016

Affiliate Merger Integrates U.S. Operations in Northern California and Nevada.

December 14, 2016

USA

Colliers International Group expands in northern California and Nevada

2016

Colliers expands its project and building consultancy operations in the UK and Western Europe with the acquisition of Bollingbrook Limited

October 10, 2016

United Kingdom

Colliers International acquires market leading building consultancy specialist

2016

Colliers strengthens its European asset management and advisory operations with the acquisition of ICADE Asset Management and ICADE Conseil in France.

September 29, 2016

France

Colliers International acquires ICADE Asset Management and ICADE Conseil in France

2016

Canada's former Prime Minister Stephen Harper joins Colliers' Board of Directors.

September 14, 2016

Canada

Colliers International appoints Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to its Board of Directors

Stephen Harper

2016

Adding Colliers Long Island further strengthens operations in the region.

July 11, 2016

USA

Colliers International continues expansion In New York tri-state region

2016

Adding operations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

July 5, 2016

USA

Colliers International expands further in Michigan

2016

Colliers rings NASDAQ's Closing Bell to commemorate its first year as a stand-alone public company.

May 30, 2016

Canada

Commemorating Colliers' first year as a stand-alone public company

Colliers rings NASDAQ

2016

The addition of NYC-based Gorton & Partners strengthens the project and development management platform.

May 23, 2016

USA

Colliers International expands project & development management platform In New York

2016

Adding Colliers Northeast Florida further strengthens operations in the Southeast U.S.

May 3, 2016

USA

Colliers International continues expansion in Florida

Addition of WPM Groep NV further strengthens Colliers' property and asset management platform and enhances operations in EMEA.

February 15, 2016

Netherlands

Colliers International acquires leading property management specialist in the Netherlands

2016

Colliers International expanded its services by opening an office serving the Niagara Region, with branches in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, ON.

January 17, 2016

Canada

Colliers International Canada expands into Niagara region

2016

Acquisition strengthens Colliers' office landlord representation capabilities in Quebec.

January 9, 2016

Canada

Colliers International acquires Groupe Immobilier

2016

Colliers builds its investment and office agency practice through the acquisition of Hatton Real Estate in Central London.

January 6, 2016

United Kingdom

Colliers International acquires leading London property specialist

2015

The acquisition of NAI Norris, Beggs and Simpson provides valuable local expertise and market knowledge.

December 21, 2015

USA

Colliers International expands in Portland

2015

Acquisition of industry-leading operations of Colliers International Atlanta strengthens ongoing commitment to the Southeast market.

November 2, 2015

USA

Colliers International expands in Atlanta

2015

Addition of market leader strengthens Colliers existing services offerings in region.

September 1, 2015

USA

Colliers International expands in St. Louis

2015

Addition of Leading Investment and Corporate Advisory Firm enhances capabilities in North Africa.

August 5, 2015

Morocco

Colliers International expands operations in Morocco

2015

Integration of Miami-based, market-leading property management firm positions company in key gateway to Latin America and the world.

August 4, 2015

USA

Colliers International acquires Pointe Group Advisors

2015

Colliers International expands into Belgium.

July 6, 2015

Belgium

Colliers International expands operations in Belgium

2015

Jay Hennick becomes chairman and CEO of Colliers, only the 6th global CEO in Colliers' 100+ year history.

June 14, 2015

Canada

Jay S. Hennick appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jay S. Hennick

2015

Colliers International Group Inc. begins trading on the NASDAQ and TSX.

May 31, 2015

Colliers International Becomes an Independent Public Company

2016 Annual General Meeting; 2016 Performance; 2016 Annual Report