Colliers International | Raleigh - Durham traces its history back to 1987 in the Triangle when Jim Anthony successfully began Anthony & Co. and quickly tripled its staff and professionals who expertly specialize in transaction services, property and facilities management, development, investment services, consulting and business brokerage. In 2010, Anthony & Co. became Colliers International. Today, we continue to transform communities within the Triangle and beyond.
Colliers International has evolved from enterprising, independent local business owners to an organization of more than 15,000 skilled professionals around the world with global executive headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and corporate shared services centers in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. As we grew, we continued to seek out partners who shared our common values and spirit of enterprise.
FirstService becomes Colliers International Group Inc. and spins off its residential property management and property services business. Colliers International Group Inc. begins trading on the NASDAQ (CIGI) and TSX (CIG) on June 2, 2015 as one of the top publicly traded commercial real estate services firms with global operations in more than 60 countries across the world.
In 2012, 90% of Colliers International's revenue is under single ownership, a result of FirstService Corporation's acquisition of the Colliers International business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. New business opportunities soar as a result of referrals from the world's leading financial marketplace.
The Colliers International brand is united in 2010, with all partner firms committed to working under a single brand name, mission and business principles. All offices are accountable to a clear corporate structure with six regional CEOs (in Asia, Australasia, Canada, EMEA, Latin America and the US).
In 2004, FirstService Corporation invests in the CMN, Inc., the former Colliers Macaulay Nicolls and founding member of Colliers International, enabling us to expand our platform to offer clients complementary services such as project management, hospitality consulting and valuation and appraisal services. CMN grows to become the largest member-owner of Colliers International.
Two Canadian mountain climbers, Alan Hobson and Jamie Clarke, reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 23, 1997. It was their third attempt. The expedition was sponsored by Colliers International offices from around the world, helping to unite our team, and several of our professionals joined the climbers at base camp to cheer them on.
In 1984, Colliers International joined forces with Macaulay Nicolls Maitland, leading the shift in our industry from regional real estate companies to global services organizations. This prompted MNM to change its name to Colliers Macaulay Nicolls and later to Colliers International.
Our name originated in Australia, where Colliers International was founded through the collaboration of three property services firms in 1976. We are named in honor of Ronald Collier, who was a chartered surveyor and respected mentor to the founders, Robert McCuaig, Bill McHarg and George Duncan. This photo was taken in the late 1970s at our first national sales conference. Duncan, in the middle of the front row, wears a T-shirt with the proposed early Colliers International logo.
In 1904, 16-year-old Ronald Maitland, a junior bank clerk with the Royal Bank of Canada, is hired as a clerk for Macaulay Nicolls. He became a partner in 1922, and the firm posted a profit of $57,000 in 1927. Macaulay Nicolls Maitland is the only real estate firm to survive Vancouver’s tumultuous property rush due to conservative financial management and diversified services including maritime insurance.
We trace our roots back to 1898, when Macaulay Nicolls was founded in Vancouver, Canada as a real estate, property management and insurance agency. At that time, there were 50 registered real estate companies in the two-year-old city—more than the number of grocery stores! J.P. Nicolls opened bank account No. 8 with the Royal Bank of Canada.
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.
For 12 years straight, Colliers has made the International Association of Outstanding Professionals’ “Global Outsourcing 100” list.
Throughout our history, the core values of service, expertise, community and fun have shaped our approach to new partnerships, selecting our team and growing our company.
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