Colliers International Makes Aggressive Move To Expand Government Solutions Team

Jan 31, 2013, 09:00 ET from Colliers International

Former Glendale, Ariz. city manager, Ed Beasley, brings nearly 30 years of experience in the public/private realm

SEATTLE and PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colliers International today announced the addition of Ed Beasley to the firm's robust Government Solutions team. Beasley will be Vice President and brings nearly 30 years of public sector experience in economic development and administration, most recently as the former city manager of Glendale, Ariz.

"Ed's experience in the public sector makes him a great addition to our team," says Dwight Hotchkiss, President, Brokerage Services | USA. "He has played an integral role in growing and strengthening the economy in his region, attracting major business investments, and creating thousands of jobs."

During his 10-year tenure as city manager in Glendale, Beasley successfully negotiated several major economic development projects, including the University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals), the Arena (home of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes) and a state-of-the-art Spring Training facility that is used by the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.  He also helped bring the 2008 Super Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl to Glendale, generating tremendous economic benefit.

In his new role, Beasley will be based in Phoenix, and will leverage Colliers' nationwide integrated platform to deliver services tailored to the unique needs of state, county and municipal government.  His work will be focused on advising these and other entities on issues relating to economic development, asset management and public-private opportunities.

"We are thrilled to have Ed on the Government Solutions team at Colliers," said Kurt Stout, Executive Vice President, Government Solutions. "Government entities are increasingly recognizing that their real estate assets have tremendous potential to generate revenue and spur economic growth. Ed is a nationally recognized expert who can help our firm's government clients develop creative solutions from their real estate holdings."

Beasley has served in administrative positions for a variety of municipalities in addition to Glendale, including Wyandotte County, Kan., Pinal County, Ariz., and the cities of Eloy and Flagstaff, Ariz.

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