Experienced Senior Hire Brings Proven Track Record and Cross Functional Expertise to Spearhead Company Growth
HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2015) - Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI)(TSX: CIG), a global leader in real estate services, announced today that Nigel Smith has joined as managing director of the company's Hong Kong business, reporting to David Hand, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific. Smith comes with a wealth of industry experience, having spent the last 25 years with two global real estate services firms, where he was most recently overseeing the office agency business in Asia.
"The Hong Kong real estate sector continues to evolve rapidly, with client demand for highly customised solutions favouring firms with an entrepreneurial ethos. It is important for us to fully understand our clients' businesses and provide strategic advice on a full range of real estate strategies," said Hand. "Nigel is a highly talented leader whose extensive regional and local operations experience and industry network bring us an advantage in delivering value-creating insights to our clients. We are excited to have him join our Asia leadership team as we continue to advance the company's growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region."
Smith's key priorities will include continued expansion of Colliers' established presence in Hong Kong as well as strengthening the overall real estate service offering to clients in the global marketplace.
"Colliers has carved a reputation as an enterprising company with an embracing culture for its people, which aligns with my personal belief that it is the people who drive the business. I am looking forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive service offering and being a part of this collaborative culture," commented Nigel Smith, managing director, Hong Kong, Colliers International.
Smith's onboarding is part of a series of senior appointments made by the global real estate services company to enhance and grow its regional footprint. The company has also recently announced the expansion of its Occupier Services business under the leadership of Sam Harvey-Jones who joined in August.
About Colliers International Group Inc.
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI)(TSX: CIG) is a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,300 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include brokerage, global corporate solutions, investment sales and capital markets, project management and workplace solutions, property and asset management, consulting, valuation and appraisal services, and customized research and thought leadership. Colliers International has been ranked among the top 100 outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' Global Outsourcing for 10 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.
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