Strategic advisory and consulting services for commercial real estate

Development & Consulting Services

Colliers International's Development & Consulting Services group offers real estate consulting, development management and project management services to its clients. We provide these services across an array of industry sectors for corporations, institutions, professional service firms, non-profit organizations, and high net worth individuals and families.

The team is staffed by real estate professionals with advanced degress in architecture, engineering, planning, construction and business. Our team members have experience managing the process of planning, designing, permitting, budgeting and scheduling, negotiating with contractors, and constructing development projects of all sizes. Project types range from office, residential, and hotel to healthcare, research, educational, and arts facilities. Working on behalf of owners, developers and end-users, we can manage discrete requirements or entire programs to help an organization meet its real estate goals.

Consulting Services
  • Strategic real estate planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Asset evaluations/highest-and-best use studies
  • Due diligence reports
  • Market Studies
  • Regulatory/permitting analyses
  • Financial analyses
Project Management Services
  • Competitive team assembly
  • Programming
  • Budgeting & scheduling
  • Design management & value engineering
  • Project management, tracking & reporting
  • Vendor purchasing & installation
  • Commissioning & closeout
  • Move coordination
Development Management Services
  • Development feasibility analysis
  • Budget & pro-forma analysis
  • Competitive team assembly
  • Design management
  • Value engineering
  • Budgeting & scheduling
  • Permitting & regulatory process management
  • Owner/lender representation
  • Project management, tracking & reporting
  • Construction oversight & management
  • Commissioning & closeout
Permitting Services
  • Regulatory process analysis and management
  • Governmental, community, and media relations


Representative Experience

The Development & Consulting Services Group and its members have served the following clients:

American Red Cross
Boston Museum Project
Burns & Levinson
Catamount Management/Kaneb Family
Catholic Archdiocese of Boston
City of Boston
Delaware North Companies
Diocese of Providence
Felcor Loading Trust
Foundry Associates
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Hewlett Packard
Hill Holliday
Hines Interests
Host Hotels and Resorts
Joslin Diabetes Center
Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
Lesley University
Liberty Bay Credit Union
Liberty Mututal Group

Longview Fibre
Malden Mills Industries
Mass. Convention Center Authority
New England Conservatory
Northeastern University
Princeton University
Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster
Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
State Street Bank
Suffolk University
The Winsor School
The Vanguard Group
Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts
Town of Westwood, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Working on behalf of Host Hotels & Resorts, Colliers’ hospitality project management team completed the renovation of 1,100 guestrooms in Boston Marriott Copley Place, as well as and the renovation and expansion of the hotel’s Concierge Lobby, and an extensive HVAC/FCU repair -- all while the busy facility remained fully operational.