Colliers International Recognized as a Global Leader in Commercial Real Estate Industry in 2011 Lipsey Rankings

Mar 03, 2011, 10:54 ET from Colliers International

SEATTLE, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colliers International's  leadership position  in the commercial real estate industry was reinforced today by its inclusion in the 2011 top global brand rankings survey by The Lipsey Company.

Colliers International has ranked among the top three in the Lipsey industry survey for eight consecutive years, and now exclusively occupies second place after tying for second in 2010.

"By any measure, we're a company on the move," said Doug Frye, global president and CEO of Colliers International. "In 2010, we launched a new, consolidated brand and vision for our business, grew revenue by 37 percent and are now earning industry and client recognition that truly speaks to our spirit of enterprise and client focus."

"Our brand position in the U.S. advanced even more significantly than the Lipsey survey suggests," said Dylan Taylor, CEO of Colliers International in the U.S. "Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News this year ranked us as the best firm in our industry, using an innovative evaluation that goes beyond company size to look at strategic account planning and leadership."

Taylor continued, "Our goal has always been to be the undisputed top real estate organization in the U.S.  Our commitments to deliver the best client service and recruit top talent have brought us to where we are today and will take us to even greater heights tomorrow."

Now in its tenth year, the Lipsey survey uses a combination of voting and focus groups to calculate the relative strength of commercial real estate brands among all categories in the industry, including brokerage services, real estate investment trusts (REITs), developers, property managers and data providers. The survey tells the story of the rise and fall of many brands; of the 48 brands that have made the Top 25 list in the past 10 surveys, only 13 brands—including Colliers International—have appeared on the list every year. Only six firms have placed in the top 10 every year.

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About Colliers International

Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 15,000 professionals operating out of more than 480 offices in 61 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 as the top U.S. real estate company and the latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. 

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