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.

Colliers Takes Root In Oakland

With its opening in January 1996, the Oakland office of Colliers International had an immediate impact on the East Bay real estate markets. Located at Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, we are geographically situated at the center of our markets and ideally located to service our clients, offering them a full array of services. The office has steadily grown with the addition of the most experienced and professional brokers in the market. Average tenure of our professionals is 13 years and our combined transaction value exceeds three billion dollars.

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.