Colliers International is at the leading edge of the rapidly changing real estate services industry. These changes were accelerated by the 2009 global financial crisis, and we continue to see their effects every day. For instance, real estate capital now moves around the globe in search of investment opportunities with unprecedented speed and market intelligence. This trend toward "globalization" will continue for the foreseeable future as real estate investors take a broader perspective to their investment strategies in order to diversify risk and maximize return. In addition to this, the real estate services and financial services industries are becoming more integrated. Colliers is uniquely positioned to help our clients with these two fundamental changes.
With more than 554 offices operating in 66 countries., we interact with our real estate clients every second of every day. We understand and live global connectivity. We do more than just interact with international clients periodically or "know somebody who knows somebody." Our active, global presence promotes client trust, enhances inside knowledge and allows us to add meaningful value to our clients when they are evaluating their real estate portfolios and growth strategies. We then integrate this global connectivity with a diverse suite of services, all designed to promote our clients' overall business and not just the transaction. This breadth of services includes Investment Services, Debt & Equity Financing, Property & Asset Management, Valuations, Leasing and Occupier Services. We have established global connections with leading capital providers, and we continuously interact with global capital providers to deliver real-time capital markets intelligence and financing opportunities to our clients.