Industry Leader Joe Harbert Joins Colliers International

May 21, 2012, 00:01 ET from Colliers International

Commercial real estate giant adds strong leadership in New York and Eastern Region

SEATTLE and NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International announced today that Joseph Harbert, a highly recognized leader in the New York real estate market for more than 30 years, has joined Colliers International as the President of its Eastern Region. Harbert will report directly to Dylan Taylor, CEO of the U.S. operations of Colliers International.

"Joe has long been a leading real estate executive in the tri-state region with an unparalleled track record for driving strategic growth in the New York market and globally," said Taylor. "With the addition of Joe to our senior U.S. executive team, our goal of becoming a market leader in New York and the eastern region will be rapidly accelerated."

"I am extremely excited to be joining Colliers International in a leadership role at this important time in our industry," said Harbert. "I am convinced we will build a leading presence in the Tri-State area and Eastern Region and believe that with its global presence and unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional client experience through highly specialized and enterprising service professionals, Colliers International is well-positioned for accelerated growth in the years to come," he concluded.  

Most recently, Harbert was the chief operating officer for Cushman & Wakefield in the New York tri-state region and its area leader for the northeast. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, he was in senior leadership positions with Edward S. Gordon, Insignia/ESG and later CBRE.

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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.

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