Colliers International Ranked 21st Among IAOP's Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies

Jul 23, 2012, 14:56 ET from Colliers International

The only real estate firm honored every year since the list's inception; customer references a key strength for Colliers Global Corporate Solutions

SEATTLE, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals named Colliers International among the world's best outsourcing service providers on a competitive list of global firms. Colliers International is the only real estate firm to achieve this honor every year since the list's inception in 2006. IAOP specifically considered Colliers' Global Corporate Solutions service line, and noted that customer references were a key strength for the organization.

"It is an honor for our teams to be recognized by IAOP, especially as the only real estate firm ranking in the Top 100 every year," noted Douglas P. Frye, global President and CEO of Colliers International. "We are passionate about delivering the best service experience—strong business outcomes from in-depth expertise and a memorable personal experience—and that's what distinguishes Colliers' services from others."

According to IAOP, which has more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, companies were judged on four critical characteristics for the Top 100 ranking: size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies and management capabilities. Additional details on relative rankings, the selection process and companies' key strengths will be featured in a special advertising section produced by IAOP in the July 23 Global 500 issue of Fortune magazine.

IAOP ranked Colliers #21 on the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies list, which included 75 large firms and 25 smaller companies; IAOP also created a number of sub lists for award winners. Among Colliers' honors on IAOP's "Best 10" companies in the following categories:

  • Number of Centers Worldwide
  • Companies with the Most Company Presence
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Outsourcing
  • Leaders – Services Industry
  • Leaders – Corporate Services
  • Leaders – Real Estate & Capital Asset Management Services

By Region Served – "Best 10":

  • Leaders – In Australia/New Zealand Region
  • Leaders – In China

By Industry Focus – "Best 20":

  • Leaders – Retail & Consumer Goods Industry
  • Leaders – Discrete Manufacturing Industry

By Region Served – "Best 20":

  • Leaders – In the United States
  • Leaders – In Western Europe
  • Leaders – In the United States, by number of employees
  • Multi-Year Winners – One of only 17 companies listed in the Global Outsourcing 100 every year since its inception in 2006

About Colliers International
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world, with over 12,300 professionals operating out of more than 522 offices in 62 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International the top U.S. real estate company. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

SOURCE Colliers International