“Brian, Richard and Terence are all strong leaders and will provide great direction across the firm to enhance our existing Capital Markets portfolio,” said Doug Frye, global CEO and president at Colliers International. “Each has shown a winning ability to satisfy the needs of borrowers and lenders at every stage of the property ownership cycle to successfully grow clients’ businesses. We look forward to leveraging their expertise in 2014 and beyond.”
With nearly 30 years of financial, legal and investment management experience in commercial real estate, Ward will head Colliers’ industry-leading capital markets team serving the Americas region, which encompasses Canada, the United States and Latin America, focusing initially on New York and other major markets. He will also be responsible for expanding the Institutional Investment practice group in the U.S., and for developing additional investment services lines in the Americas to focus on specialized sectors across the entire capital structure.
Prior to joining Colliers, Ward was national director of capital markets for Institutional Property Advisors, and before that served as chief investment officer at Hendricks-Berkadia. For the previous seven years, he was managing principal and chief executive officer for Orion Residential and its successor company, Aspen Residential. Ward also had been global executive director of Olympic Investors, an institutional investment management firm specializing in apartment, condominium and mixed-use assets. Ward is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council, and has been an active member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1987.
Divall is focused on further strengthening Colliers’ cross-border investment business working with colleagues across EMEA, Asia and the Americas. He has been with Colliers for just over a year as a director on the Central London Investment team.
Tang, who is based in Singapore, has more than 24 years of experience in advisory services and principal real estate investment management. Over the years, he has been involved in more than 150 real estate transactions worth a total of US$5 billion – spanning most Asian markets. Prior to joining Colliers, he was the head of South East Asia in Invesco Real Estate, successfully growing its assets under management in Singapore.
The Australian Capital Markets team is headed up by John Marasco, who has negotiated some of Australia’s biggest real estate transactions and has been involved in successfully brokering some substantial transactions with overseas investors entering the Australian market. In recent times, John has transacted over a billion dollars’ worth of property throughout Australia and his key clients include AMP Capital Investors, Cbus Property, Investa and Charter Hall.