NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2015 – Colliers International LI Inc. has announced the promotions of Gus P. Nuzzolese, Esq. to President and Darren Leiderman to Chief Operating Officer of the Long Island operations, effective immediately.

In his new role as President, Nuzzolese will develop stronger and extensive relationships with Colliers’ existing and new clients on Long Island, while advancing the activity level and performance of the operations’ pool of brokers and incoming salespersons. As COO, Leiderman will focus on operations and strategic initiatives to execute Colliers’ growth plans for the Long Island office. Both Nuzzolese and Leiderman previously held the titles of Senior Executive Director.

“Throughout their tenure, Gus and Darren have done a tremendous job in driving and expanding our business on Long Island,” said Herbert Agin, Chief Executive Officer for the Long Island operations at Colliers International. “They consistently exude professionalism and excellence through their expert deal-making skills, and I am proud to welcome them to these key leadership positions.”

Nuzzolese has served at Colliers International for nearly 30 years and arranged transactions on behalf of leading corporations including AT&T, Catholic Health Services, TDK Electronics, and other major banks, accounting firms, and law firms. He has been recognized as a three-time Top Power Broker for Long Island by CoStar and was named Broker of the Year for 2014 by Rechler Equity.

He is a graduate of St. John’s University’s School of Law and serves as the President of the Executive Board for Chaminade High School’s Alumni Association and Treasurer of the Alumni Association for Williams College. He resides in Port Washington with his wife of 31 years, Mary Frances, and four children.

During his 20-year tenure, Leiderman has completed transactions on behalf of property owners and tenants including CLK Properties, GE Capital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, and Coca-Cola, in addition to major financial institutions, international and local corporations, and numerous healthcare companies. He has been recognized as a two-time Top Power Broker for Long Island by CoStar, received numerous honors for his work with charitable organizations and business excellence, and is a graduate of Binghamton University. He currently resides in Port Washington with his wife Marni and two children.