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Colliers International strengthens U.S. business with dynamic leader

Industry Veteran Jim Carris Joins Firm as Chicago Market Leader

CHICAGO, APRIL 9, 2018—Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. today announced that Jim Carris has joined the company as Executive Managing Director and Market Leader for its operations in Chicago, one of the most important commercial real estate markets in the country. In his new role, Carris will lead the Colliers team in Chicago and advise investors, corporate users and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions.

“Attracting top-tier talent like Jim is a big win for Colliers and is an important step in continuing to recruit the best and brightest in the industry,” said Marty Pupil, Colliers International President | U.S. Brokerage. “With Jim leading our team in Chicago, I have no doubt our operations will continue to grow and gain market share in this incredibly important gateway market.”

Carris will partner with Colliers Chicago COO Phil Stafford and the existing leadership team to continue to drive the company’s growth objectives.

A proven leader, Carris has more than 25 years of experience in all sectors of commercial real estate, including brokerage, development, acquisitions, construction and more. He joins Colliers from a major commercial real estate company, where he was Senior Managing Director of the company’s Chicago office, providing oversight for several of its largest business lines. Prior to that, he held numerous leadership positions in the industry, including Director of Corporate Real Estate for a global energy firm. Carris earned his Juris Doctor with an emphasis in real estate law from Loyola University in Chicago and an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame. An active member of the Chicago community, Carris is on the board of directors for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and is active with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago.

“I am very excited to be joining Colliers and am fully aligned with its entrepreneurial and energetic culture,” said Jim Carris. “The company’s enterprising spirit, matched with a market-leading global platform, provides clients the best possible service in the industry.”

“This hire is the latest in a series of strategic moves to strengthen our leadership team in the U.S.,” said Dylan Taylor, President and COO of Colliers International. “Our focus on adding top talent speaks to Colliers’ unwavering commitment to delivering service excellence to our clients and supporting our professionals, to accelerate success.”

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading real estate services company with a global brand operating in 69 countries and a workforce of more than 12,000 skilled professionals serving clients in the world’s most important markets. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers has also been ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

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