2014-06-05

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

Colliers International has risen to the 5th position 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 9 years in a row, since the association’s launch of the list in 2006. 

“We are thrilled to be acknowledged by IAOP® as the top fifth global outsourcer, a recognition rooted in our continued development of innovative strategies that better serve our corporate clients,” says Mr 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 revolutionise the industry as a whole.” 

“Many of the world’s top brands look to Colliers to help navigate their real estate needs, and we are proud that IAOP® continues to recognise the value we bring to clients,” says Mr 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 Number of Centres Worldwide 
  • Multi-year Winners
  • Best 10 Leaders:
    • Real Estate and Capital Asset Management Services
    • Facility Services
    • Corporate Services
  • Best 20 Companies: 
    • Services
    • In Canada
  • Best 20 Leaders: 
    • Retail and Consumer Goods 
    • Technology (Hardware and Software)
    • Located in Western Europe
    • Located in the U.S.
    • Most Number of Employees in the U.S.

These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organised by IAOP®, which has more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide. The 2014 panel was led by IAOP® Chief Advisor, Thought Leadership – Mr Jagdish Dalal, who is also COP and president of J Dalal 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; organisational 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 make it to the lists of The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors continues to reach higher levels," says Mr 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 http://www.IAOP.org.