How We Started

Colliers International proudly traces its roots back to a local firm founded 1898. Today, our offices in 68 countries are aligned under a single brand and leadership, providing our clients with best-in-class resources while maintaining our historical flexibility and local ties.

Colliers was one of the first truly global commercial real estate organizations, formed more than 30 years ago as a network of independent firms. As client needs evolved, Colliers embraced the the opportunity to build an integrated global platform of professionals and property services to meet the demand for globally consistent service, accountability and integration.

Our local history

In 1997, Colliers opened a new office in Gilroy, “the Garlic Capitol of the World,” after recognizing the need for a local office to serve the combined cities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister and Salinas. Located just to the south of the Silicon Valley, the region is historically known for agricultural production and has become a burgeoning area for growth and opportunity. As the region’s most experienced/leading brokerage firm, our professionals provide our clients with world-class service.

Did You Know?

Colliers was one of the first global companies to expand operations in Asia, Central Europe and Latin America. We're committed to providing our clients with access to emerging markets around the world.