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2016

  • New manufacturing hotspots emerging at Europe’s fringe while Western Europe embraces the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    LONDON, November 8, 2016 – Greater focus on automation and digital technology in manufacturing globally is helping to shift workforce needs from low-cost to highly-skilled. This trends is apparent across Europe, and globally, according to a report released today by Colliers International. The report discusses multiple pressures which global manufacturing and supply chains are confronting.

  • Colliers International acquires leading building consultancy specialist

    Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced the acquisition of Bollingbrook Limited (“Bollingbrook”), one of the UK’s leading commercial building consultancy, quantity surveying and project management practices.

  • Research on German Hotels Shows Strong Occupancy Rates and an Average Review Score of 4.1 over 5

    Germany, 4 October 2016 - Revinate, Colliers International and Fairmas launched today the first edition of a comprehensive report on guest satisfaction metrics and overall performance of the German hotel market.

  • The Nordic and Benelux head the list of favourable European markets as investors move into retraction mode

    Munich, 4 October 2016 - A new report from Colliers International identifies the best countries to invest in commercial real estate in 2017, placing country fundamentals and forecasts against risk-adjusted pricing

  • Colliers International Acquires ICADE Asset Management and ICADE Conseil in France

    TORONTO, CANADA and PARIS, FRANCE, September 30, 2016 – Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI, TSX: CIG) announced today the acquisition of ICADE Asset Management and ICADE Conseil (“ICADE”), a leading asset management and investor advisory services platform in France with more than €2 billion of assets under management.

  • Colliers International France continues to expand in the French provinces with a new office in Marseille

    Levallois, September 22, 2016 – Colliers International is widening its provincial reach with the opening of a new office in Marseille to cover the Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur (PACA) region. This is part of a continued drive to bolster growth and further expand in the EMEA region, notably in France. Adding to existing provincial offices based in Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux, the Marseille office will enable Colliers International to develop its real estate advisory services for businesses and investors in these areas.

  • Tchibo distribution centre, the 2nd largest logistics premises constructed in the Czech Republic, is growing

    The company Tchibo Prague has introduced in Panattoni Park Cheb, during the Topping out Ceremony, the 1st part of the distribution centre, which will serve online customers from CEE region and South part of Germany.

  • Bank license recall by Bank of Russia closes every 6th bank branch in Moscow

    Moscow, July 27, 2016 – Colliers International has analysed the impact of the mass recall of bank licenses by Bank of Russia in the street retail sector. Because of the regulation, 517 bank branches have closed in Moscow, which is 17% of the total amount of bank branches within the Moscow street retail market. Given that the average bank branch size is 150-200 sq m, this means 70,000-100,000 sq m of vacated space.

  • Pierre Rivière to Lead Colliers Corporate Solutions team in France

    London, 18 July 2016 – To support its growth in France and Europe, Colliers International has recruited Pierre Rivière as its Head of Corporate Solutions & Cross Border Business, France. He will be responsible for supporting clients in the management and optimisation of their international real estate portfolio.

  • Industry Heavyweight joins Colliers International as EMEA Director of Client Services

    London, 13 July 2016 – Global property advisors, Colliers International has announced the appointment of Peter Leyburn as EMEA Director of Client Services. Peter will be based in London with responsibility for Colliers EMEA Client Programme, running the run EMEA Offices Business team and acting as the senior client contact working across all the office agency and tenant rep teams across the region.

  • Colliers International Statement in response to UK and EU Referendum Vote

    London, 24 June 2016 – Colliers International respond to the news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union, with 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the EU.

  • Hotel Reviews: How Guests Rate Their Experiences in European Hotels

    EMEA, June 22 2016 – Nearly two thirds of all customer feedback on hotels across Europe was positive in 2015, according to a joint report by Revinate and Colliers International. Furthermore, the higher the star classification of the hotel, the more positive the review is likely to be (the number of positive reviews on five star hotels was 80%, compared to 70% on four star properties). Revinate/Colliers research is based on the analysis of 4.7 million reviews on more than 4,600 hotels across Europe.

  • Paris Grand Chess Tour 2016 - A world class tournament

    Paris, June 2016 – Paris Grand Chess Tour is the new French leg of the prestigious 2016 Grand Chess Tour circuit. Ten of the world’s very best chess players will be competing over four days for a total prize pool of $150,000. The tournament will run from the 9th until the 12th June 2016 at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France.

  • Colliers International Awarded Global Property Mandate for Ramboll Group

    London, 11 May 2016 – Colliers International, the global real estate advisor, has been appointed to provide lease administration, transaction management, and strategic consulting services to engineering firm, Ramboll Group.

  • JanJaap Boogaard Promoted to Head of EMEA Workplace Solutions at Colliers International

    Amsterdam, London, 19 April 2016 – Global real estate advisers, Colliers International has announced the promotion of occupier specialist JanJaap Boogaard to Head of EMEA Workplace Solutions.

  • Colliers International advise Santander on the sale of Astro Tower in Brussels

    Brussels, April 15, 2016 – Colliers International’s Asset Management team in Belgium has advised Banco Santander on the sale of the Astro Tower in Brussels to a Korean fund represented by German Fund Manager Patrizia.

  • The CEE Industrial & Logistics Team pick up the CEEQA Agent of the Year Award

    Warsaw, 13 April 2016 - The CEE Industrial and Logistics Agency of Colliers International was named Agency of the Year (Agent of the Year 2016 - Industrial Agency) in the prestigious industry CEE Quality Awards for the fifth time in a row.

  • Colliers International Strengthens MENA Operations with New Egypt Office

    EGYPT, CAIRO; 4 April 2016 - Global real estate firm, Colliers International, today announced the opening of its Egypt office. Located in Cairo, the office will provide real estate advisory services to real estate developers, users, owners and investors across the country. The establishment of a new corporate office in response to the long-term growth potential in North Africa’s largest economy builds on the firm’s work in Egypt over the last decade.

  • Disruptive forces driving the charge to alternative asset allocations

    EMEA, March 21, 2016 - According to Colliers International’s white paper “A view from the Top 2016: is there life in the property bull market?”, disruptive forces influencing consumer behaviour are being embraced, and driven, not only by technology behemoths but also financial and professional services companies wanting to attract young talent. ‘Doing more with less’ is becoming an increasing trend, where technology innovations, coupled with a stronger desire for open collaboration, is rendering the current office-based workspace obsolete. More emphasis is being placed on connecting to anywhere, from anywhere, at any time. This is having a knock-on effect on the occupation and use of commercial properties, significantly influencing real estate investor strategies and allocations.

  • European property investment is walking a tightrope says Colliers International

    MIPIM, March, 15, 2016 – In a report released today, global real estate advisor Colliers International explains why, despite ongoing political, economic and financial headwinds, the commercial property bull market rumbles on in search of a second peak.

  • Corporate Solutions expert joins Colliers International as team continues to expand

    London, 02 March 2016 – Alex Hill, the respected Corporate Solutions expert will join Colliers International’s EMEA Corporate Solutions team as a Director. After 21 years in APAC, Alex has relocated back to London from Singapore where he worked with JLL and CBRE advising clients such as BT, Shell, HSBC, American Express and Nokia Siemens.

  • Colliers International is turning the pedals at a fundraising cycle ride from Amsterdam to Berlin

    Amsterdam, London, Berlin, 26 February 2016 – Eleven intrepid IHIF delegates, including Colliers International’s Head of EMEA Hotels Dirk Bakker and IHIF Chairman Jonathan Worsley, are getting ready to set off from Amsterdam on 1 March 2016, on a 500-mile charity cycle challenge; overcoming harsh weather, potentially treacherous road conditions and fatigue to complete their route in five days ending in Berlin. The cyclists have set a fundraising target of £20,000, which will be divided equally between two charities, Future Talent and the Anne Frank Trust.

  • Colliers International acquires leading property management specialist in the Netherlands

    Toronto, London, 16 February 2016 – Addition of WPM Groep NV further strengthens existing property and asset management platform and enhances operations in the EMEA.

  • Susanne Kiese new Head of Research in Germany at Colliers International

    Munich / Dusseldorf, 13 January, 2016 – Colliers International has announced that Susanne Kiese (43) is set to join the global real estate company as its new Head of Research in Germany on 1 February.

  • Colliers International expands EMEA Corporate Solutions expertise with three new appointments

    London, 14 January 2016 – As global companies continue to grow their operations and outsource their corporate real estate functions, Colliers International is expanding its corporate solutions expertise with three new appointments. The new hires to the EMEA Corporate Solutions team include: Anna Warlow, Senior Portfolio Manager based in London; Carole Ouden, Senior Consultant based in Amsterdam; and Katerina Erbenova an Associate based in Prague.

  • Colliers International UK acquires leading London property specialist Hatton Real Estate

    London, 7 January, 2016 – Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced the acquisition of Hatton Real Estate, one of London’s leading commercial property specialists, with 11 professionals. Concentrated in the “City Fringe” area of Central London, the new addition further strengthens the investment and office agency practice of Colliers International. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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