Where it All Began
Colliers International South Africa has its roots in Johannesburg, where twin brothers, John and Mike Blair, established a real estate brokerage in 1996. Their aspiration was to bring a level of service to South Africa that was on par with the best international standard.
They called the company Chelsea Manhattan.
Chelsea Manhattan soon became one of the most respected real estate brokerage firms in Johannesburg. Its staff was known for their dedication to service excellence and integrity. Those qualities remain intact and define the spirit of the enterprise today.
In 2004 Chelsea Manhattan also an office in Cape Town, where that office serves its local clients with the same passion for excellence in service.
In February 2013, Colliers International chose Chelsea Manhattan to be their South African partner, and the company has since been known as Colliers International Johannesburg and Colliers International Cape Town.