Colliers International Corporate Solutions Appoints New Managing Director of Integrated Client Services

-Industry Veteran Michael J. Finley to Lead Orange County California Efforts-

Jun 30, 2010, 09:42 ET from Colliers International

IRVINE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International Corporate Solutions today announced that it has continued its expansion in key personnel and new offices with the appointment of Michael J. Finley as Managing Director of its Integrated Client Services division covering Orange County California. Finley joins the organization with nearly 20 years of commercial real estate experience spanning commercial brokerage and integrated corporate solutions delivery.

"We are very excited to have Mike join our team and to lead our efforts in Orange County," said Scott Nelson, President of Colliers International Corporate Solutions' Integrated Client Services division in the United States. "His experience, spanning many aspects of the commercial real estate sector and having created powerful, measurable solutions for clients, will benefit the range of corporate clients we now serve."

Nick Foussianes, Executive Managing Director of Integrated Client Services in Southern California notes:  "The addition of a market-leading talent like Mike to our in-region team provides our existing and prospective clients a proven leader on whom they can rely, and I am personally thrilled to have him on our platform."

Finley began his commercial real estate career in industrial brokerage for Grubb & Ellis Company beginning in 1993. Over the span of his career he has worked on a full range of client assignments that have included successful corporate real estate programs and projects for such companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Intel Corporation, Ferguson Enterprises and Verizon Wireless. Over the past five years he has served as a Senior Director for Grubb & Ellis.

The unique offerings of the Colliers International Integrated Client Services' group continue to attract a range of corporate clients seeking fresh perspective in these particularly challenging real estate markets. The entire focus of the group, and Finley's business charge in this new position, is to continually evaluate client needs and identify real estate-related programs and solutions that contribute to a client's accelerated organizational performance.

"This is an exciting time in our industry wherein clients are seeking leading-edge thinking, fortified programs, and proven professionals," said Finley. "I am confident in my abilities to deliver on this formula for success while leveraging the commercial real estate industry's fastest growing platform and brand."

In line with the Colliers International market and service expansion strategy, the further fortification of its Corporate Solutions offering is demonstrated in Finley's joining the firm.   In addition, over the past few weeks, the organization has added Colliers International offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Mich., Indianapolis, Nashville and Long Island, N.Y.  Colliers International also added seasoned executives to its Property Management, Information Technology and U.S. Marketing teams while continuing to hire industry-leading talent to meet the needs of Colliers International clients.

About Colliers International

Colliers International is a global leader in real estate services with more than 15,000 professionals operating out of 480 offices in 61 countries.  As a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), Colliers offers the stability of a strong financial partner and significant local ownership providing clients with accountability and enterprising real estate solutions. Colliers provides a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide including: global corporate solutions; sales and lease brokerage; property and asset management; project management; hotel investment sales and consulting; property valuation and appraisal services; mortgage banking and insightful research. The Lipsey Company and National Real Estate Investor magazine ranked Colliers International as the world's number two commercial real estate brand.


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