SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International announced today that Karen J. Whitt, a respected real estate executive with 20 years of industry experience, has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate Management Services.
"Colliers International's national Property Management platform continues to expand," said Dylan Taylor, CEO of Colliers International in the U.S. "Adding Karen to our team furthers our goal of becoming the number one provider of asset and property management services nationally and will help us accelerate our clients' success." Colliers International manages nearly one billion square feet of space around the world.
"With its focus on integrated services, creativity and driving maximum value within clients' portfolios, Colliers International is well positioned within the marketplace," Whitt said. "It is exciting to join a global organization that is opening new offices and expanding its reach both nationally and globally while remaining committed to service excellence as a core value."
"Service is at the core of our culture. We are committed to providing the best possible experience to our clients by delivering solutions that meet their objectives and drive their success and business. We feel Karen possesses these client-centric values and will continue to grow the U.S.," said Mike Kent, U.S. President of Property Management. Based in Washington, D.C., Whitt reports directly to Mike Kent.
Most recently, Whitt was the President of Property Management/Strategic Accounts for Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc., where she was responsible for strategic property management operations in the United States. Prior to her tenure with Grubb & Ellis, Whitt was a Principal with Trammell Crow Company (now CB Richard Ellis), where she was responsible for the Mid-Atlantic region's property management portfolio throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
About Colliers International
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 500 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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