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2017

  • Numbers of online retailers taking ‘showroom’ stores increases as internet sales slow

    MAPIC, November, 13, 2017 – A growing number of formerly ‘pure-play’ online retailers are taking physical stores as the rate of internet sales growth looks set to slow during the next few years.

  • Colliers International appoints new Head of Occupier Services for Belgium

    Brussels, October, 30, 2017 – Colliers International has announced today that Annick Vandenbulcke has been promoted to the position of Head of Occupier Services in Belgium, effective 1 December 2017. Annick succeeds Pierre-Gilles Solvit, who, after four years managing Colliers International in Belgium, will return to Colliers International in France to take up a new challenge as Directeur Pôle Projets.

  • Colliers International recruit new Head of Investment Services in Sweden

    Stockholm, October, 17, 2017 – Global real estate advisors, Colliers International, has recruited Rebecka Norberg as its new Head of Investment Services in Sweden.

  • Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are the “road kings” amongst the automotive companies and component suppliers in the CEE region

    Munich, EXPO Real 2017: Automotive companies and its component suppliers sector is very important in the CEE industrial sector and is growing according to a new report, “The Road Kings: CEE Autos”, from global real estate advisor, Colliers International.

  • Cooling cycles, Iberian heat and winds of change alter global capital flows into European commercial real estate

    London, October, 4, 2017 – In H1 2017, Germany overtook the UK as the most active country for investment in commercial real estate in Europe, although the UK fought back in Q3 and Spain is becoming increasingly attractive according to a new report from global real estate advisors, Colliers International.

  • Colliers International Appoints Benjamin Stein to Its Board of Directors

    TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) announced today that it has appointed Benjamin Stein to its Board of Directors.

  • Too impractical to move talent out of London says Colliers International

    London, April, 26, 2017 – Despite recent announcements by financial business service companies that following Brexit, they would move part of their company away from London, according to Colliers International’s Cities of Influence report, the UK’s capital remains the primary European location with the latent capacity and supporting infrastructure to grow and expand its occupier base, driven by both the size of the current skilled talent pool and new fresh candidates coming through universities.

  • Colliers International Expands in Minnesota

    TORONTO and MINNEAPOLIS, April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) announced today the acquisition of WelshCo LLC (“Welsh”) and its brokerage, property management, facilities and architecture divisions. Welsh has been an affiliate office of Colliers International since 2010. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Central London - European Retail Market Leader for Third Year in a Row

    London, April, 03, 2017 – Central London remains the retail market leader in Europe, driven by Brits spending more on the high street; more store openings taking place than in any other market, and double digit rental growth (48 per cent increase in 2016 year-on-year); according to a new report from global real estate advisors, Colliers International.

  • Colliers International Announces new EMEA CFO

    Global real estate services company, Colliers International today announced the promotion of Davoud Amel-Azizpour to Chief Finance Officer, EMEA, based in its London office.

  • Colliers International announces appointment of John van Paassen, Head of Capital Markets in Belgium

    John van Paassen joins Colliers International from Knight Frank where he was Director Capital Markets, Belgium. John has over 20 years of professional real estate experience and started his career with Jones Lang LaSalle in 1995 until 2008. Subsequently he worked three years in Luxembourg for SNS Property Finance. John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

  • Political and economic upheaval is doing little to diminish the demand for real estate in Europe, says Colliers International

    Real estate across Europe remains a stable, safe-haven asset class despite political, economic, demographic, technological and disruptive factors driving change and uncertainty, according to a new report released at MIPIM from Colliers International.

  • Paris revealed as number one ‘hot spot’ for hotel investment in Europe

    London, March 07, 2017 – Paris has reached the top of Colliers International’s inaugural Hotel Investment Attractiveness Index, an analysis of the investment climate of 20 European cities, despite predictions that investors and tourists would lose faith in the city due to political uncertainty and the perceived threat following various national security breaches.

  • Airbnb trade in Berlin continues to rise, Overnight stays up 68%

    LONDON/BERLIN, 03 March 2016 – Overnight night stays in Airbnb properties in Berlin increased 68 per cent year on year (2015-2016) compared to a one per cent rise for traditional hotels, according to a joint report by Colliers International and Hotelschool The Hague. Airbnb market share in the city has increased from 5.3 per cent in 2015 to 8.5 per cent in 2016 and the number of available properties has increased by as much as 20 per cent.

  • London Tops Colliers Cities of Influence index

    London, 13 February 2017 - According to Colliers International’s new Cities of Influence report, London remains, and will continue to remain one of the most influential cities for talent, location and costs, despite predictions that companies would lose faith in the capital due to political uncertainty and the perceived threat to business of Brexit.

  • Colliers International UK Acquires Market Leading Hospitality Asset Management Firm

    04 January 2017 - Addition strengthens existing Hotels business and broadens asset management offer in the UK.

  • Colliers International expands in Denmark

    TORONTO, CANADA; January 12, 2017 – Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Colliers International Denmark.

  • Activity on Frankfurt investment market remains lively

    Frankfurt/Main, 6 January 2017 – According to Colliers International, a transaction volume of €6.1bn was recorded on the Frankfurt commercial investment market in 2016, reflecting roughly an 8% increase over the previous year’s already excellent results. This is the 7th consecutive increase in transaction volume.

  • Take-up at 10-year high with further drop in vacancy

    Frankfurt/Main, 6 January 2017 – According to Colliers International, roughly 552,000 sqm was taken up in Frankfurt’s office market, including Eschborn and Offenbach Kaiserlei, in 2016, reflecting a significant yoy increase of roughly 42%. In a ten-year comparison, this positive result can only be topped by 2007’s all-time high.

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