Fort Bend

How We've Grown

Colliers International has evolved from enterprising, independent local business owners to an organization of more than 16,000 skilled professionals around the world with executive headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and global headquarters in Seattle, Washington. As we grew, we continued to seek out partners who shared our common values and spirit of enterprise.

Colliers History Timeline

Client Services Strengthens


Colliers expands its project and building consultancy operations in the UK and Western Europe with the acquisition of Bollingbrook Limited.


Colliers strengthens its European asset management and advisory operations with the acquisition of ICADE Asset Management and ICADE Conseil in France.


Colliers acquires affiliates across the states of Florida, Michigan and New York, including offices in Long Island.


The addition of NYC-based Gorton & Partners strengthens the project and development management platform.


Colliers rings NASDAQ's Closing Bell to commemorate its first year as a stand-alone public company.


Colliers builds its investment and office agency practice through the acquisition of Hatton Real Estate in Central London.


Addition of WPM Groep NV further strengthens Colliers' property and asset management platform and enhances operations in EMEA.


Colliers acquires Groupe Immobilier and expands into Niagara Region.


Canada's former Prime Minister Stephen Harper joins Colliers' Board of Directors.


The Colliers platform now boasts 16,000 professionals and spans 66 countries.

Colliers boasts revenue* of:


*includes affiliates


Colliers International Group Inc. begins trading on the NASDAQ and TSX.


Jay Hennick becomes chairman and CEO of Colliers, only the 6th global CEO in Colliers' 100+ year history


Colliers International expands into Belgium.


Colliers International expands operations in Morocco.


Addition of Leading Investment and Corporate Advisory Firm enhances capabilities in North Africa.


In the U.S., Colliers International acquires: Colliers Atlanta operations; Case Commercial in Dallas; Strategic Building Solutions in the Northeast; Gateway Commercial in St. Louis; Pointe Group Advisors in South Florida, and expands to #1 in Portland, OR.


Colliers acquires dominant French business AOS group, strengthening key operationss in Europe.


Colliers acquires Briant Champion Long, a UK retail property specialist. Colliers acquires H2SO, one of London's leading independent commercial property specialists.


Colliers acquires Property Partners, an established property and facility management company in Hungary.


Colliers brings the entire NAI Commercial Team to the Regina, Canada operations.


Colliers acquires McKenzie Hall in Australia.


Colliers becomes the first global real estate firm to enter Myanmar.


Mexico City operations expand.


Colliers acquires offices in Germany.


Colliers acquires Urban Properties in the Netherlands, an established boutique advisor in asset management, property management and project management.


The Colliers International brand is united, with all partner firms committed to working under a single brand.


Colliers expands into Panama. Colliers International operates in over 290 offices in 61 countries, with over 11,000 employees.


Colliers expands into Costa Rica.


Colliers expands into Peru.



For the first time, revenue of Colliers tops $1 billion. Colliers ranks first in the world in terms of global reach, second in revenue, third in employees, and fourth in property under management.



Colliers International sponsors an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. Canadian climbers Alan Hobson and Jamie Clarke reach the top on May 23, 1997.


Colliers expands into Brazil.


Colliers begins Latin America expansion with the additon of Colliers Lomelin.

The real estate operation of the Jardine Matheson Group merges with the Australian and New Zealand offices of Colliers International, giving the company a major step into a key market.


Colliers expands into South America, adding partners in Latin America as expansion into Eastern Europe flourishes.


Pioneers in Eastern Europe, Colliers reconfigures its European coverage by establishing offices throughout the region while exporting and developing talent in the new markets of the former Eastern bloc.



Colliers now operates in 20 markets worldwide.


Colliers International officially joins forces with Macaulay Nicolls Maitland, accelerating the shift towards a global approach.


Colliers expands into the UK.


International expansion swells between 1978 and 1980. New offices open in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.



John McLernon takes the helm of Macaulay Nicolls Maitland in 1977. Over the next 25 years he builds the company into a global enterprise.


Tony Petty & Associates, based in Hong Kong, joins Colliers to create Colliers International.


Colliers Group is founded from the collaboration of Collier McCuaig Lty Ltd, Collier Glynn Lynch & McHarg Pty Ltd, and Collier Duncan & Cook. The name is a tribute to Ronald Collier, a pioneer in the Australian real estate industry and mentor to the firms' owners. Colliers Property Consultants rapidly grows throughout the Asia Pacific and Canada on an independently owned referral platform.


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Ronald Maitland becomes a partner, and the name becomes Macaulay Nicolls Maitland (MNM).


A small group of entrepreneurs founds Macaulay Nicolls, a real estate, property management and insurance agency in Vancouver, Canada.

Our local history

Our local Fort Bend office was founded in 1995 by Kolbe Curtice by the name of Curtice Commercial Real Estate and in 2010 joined Colliers International. As a longstanding commercial real estate power player in Fort Bend County, the merger created a strong alliance and an unwavering commitment in providing excellent service to clients.

In 2014, IronStone Realty Advisors, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company, joined the Colliers | Fort Bend team.  As a result, Colliers is able to even further expand our unmatched local presence and knowledge in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County, down to South Texas in the Eagle Ford Shale. Barkley Peschel, president of IronStone brings over fifteen years of experience in real estate, economic development, and government relations.

Our local Houston office was founded in 1957 by Leslie L. Appelt and in 1994 joined Colliers International as a shareholder firm known as Colliers Appelt Womack, Incorporated. In 2000, their name changed to Colliers International to better reflect the evolution of Colliers’ global breadth in commercial real estate services.

In total, Colliers International now has over 56 experienced agents in the Greater Houston Area active in office, industrial, retail, multi-family, investment and land brokerage. We also have a strong property management capability with a current portfolio of over four million square feet.

Colliers International has provided commercial real estate solutions for over 20 years to many of Fort Bend’s leading corporations, institutions and small businesses. Our service lines include:

> Tenant and Landlord Representation
> Buyer and Seller Representation
> Local & Global Corporate Real Estate Solutions
> Site Selection Facilitation & Consultation
> Investment Property Acquisition & Disposition
> Sale-Leaseback Facilitation
> Land Sales Representation
> Development Consultation
> Property Management
> Multi-family Investments


Optimal Solutions

At Colliers International, we strive to understand the challenges facing our client. This diligence extends to communicating how our services will interface with the management structure and field operations of the client. Once we have agreement on the optimal solution, we implement decisively and document the process. Finally, we manage the result to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved.

Improved Efficiency

We are constantly searching for creative ways to offer the most effective property solutions to satisfy our client’s business needs. A key aspect of this is the significant cost savings that can often be achieved for clients by looking at their real estate portfolios on a national, regional or global basis, identifying specific opportunities for cost reduction and improved efficiency.

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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.