Colliers International Ranks Number 5 Among IAOP®'s 2014 Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies

Colliers leaps 12 spots from last year's ranking, continues long-standing recognition by IAOP® for company's Corporate Solutions platform

Jun 03, 2014, 18:46 ET from Colliers International

SEATTLE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colliers International has risen to number 5 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP®) list of Global Outsourcing 100 companies for 2014, after being ranked number 17 last year. Colliers International's high ranking was the result of its executive leadership, global presence, employee management, and company recognition and certifications. The company has been on the IAOP® list of Global Outsourcing 100 companies for nine years in a row, beginning with the association's launch of the list in 2006.

"We are thrilled to be acknowledged by IAOP® as a top-five global outsourcer, a recognition rooted in our continued development of innovative strategies that better serve our corporate clients," said Doug Frye, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International. "We are committed to advancing our business technology offerings in order to remain a frontrunner within the commercial real estate industry and revolutionize the industry as a whole."

"Many of the world's top brands look to Colliers to help navigate their real estate needs, and we're so proud that IAOP® continues to recognize the value we bring to clients," said Scott Nelson, President, Corporate Solutions |Americas. "Rising so steeply in the rankings from last year to today shows the growing impact Colliers has as an outsourced partner for global corporations."

IAOP® ranked Colliers 5th on The Global Outsourcing 100® list, which included 75 large firms and 25 smaller companies. IAOP® also released a number of sub-lists of award winners. Colliers secured additional honors including:

  • Leaders in No. of Centers Worldwide
  • Multi-year Winners
  • Best 10 Leaders:
    • o   Real Estate & Capital Asset Mgt. Services
    • o   Facility Services
    • o   Corporate Services
  • Best 20 Companies:
    • o   Services
    • o   In Canada
  • Best 20 Leaders:
    • o   Retail & Consumer Goods
    • o   Technology (Hardware and Software)
    • o   Located in Western Europe
    • o   Located in the U.S.
    • o   Most Employees in the U.S.

These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP®, which has more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide. The 2014 panel was led by IAOP® Chief Advisor, Thought Leadership Jagdish Dalal, who is also COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC.

According to IAOP®, companies were judged on four critical characteristics for The Global Outsourcing 100® ranking: size and growth; customer references, company recognition and certifications; organizational competencies and management capabilities; and executive leadership. 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 June 16 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine, on stands today.

"Each year the competition to be named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists continues to reach higher levels," said Dalal. "Given the strong competition, getting named to these lists is a great recognition and these companies should be proud of achieving excellence in the field."

The full list of IAOP®'s 2014 Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies can be viewed in the June 16 issue of FORTUNE® Magazine and at

About Colliers International
Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers International delivers 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 insightful research. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

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About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting association and advocate for the outsourcing professionals and the organizations they support.. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

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