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Colliers Appoints New Director of Cultural & Leisure Operations to Accelerate Business Growth in Cultural Tourism Real Estate

Andy Zeng joins Colliers as Director of Cultural & Leisure Operations

GUANGZHOU, 2 JUNE 2021 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced the appointment of Andy Zeng as Director of Cultural & Leisure Operations. Based in Guangzhou, Andy will be primarily responsible for growing Colliers’ cultural tourism real estate business in Southern China, whilst overseeing business activities in the surrounding regions.

With 17 years of experience in commercial real estate, Andy managed various commercial projects, including mixed-use properties, shopping malls, commercial streets and cultural and leisure projects, with a strong focus on project positioning, sales and marketing, as well as leasing and operations. Andy has extensive hands-on experience in the life cycles of real estate projects. His innovative spirit and willingness to take up challenges is especially evident, when it comes to exploring new areas of business.

Prior to joining Colliers, Andy assumed the roles of Research Director and Chief Investment Officer at various reputed real estate developers in China. During his tenure as RD and CIO, he successfully launched a new healthcare-related area of business and spearheaded land acquisitions when he was leading the project positioning as well as sales and leasing departments. Previously, Andy had also worked for leading consulting firms where he led numerous commercial as well as cultural and leisure projects.

Tammy Tang, Managing Director of Colliers China, commented: “Culture and its related industries are a highlight of the current economic growth momentum, and the top-100 real estate enterprises have made their entry to the field of cultural tourism real estate. Chinese consumers have an increasing demand for cultural experiences, themed recreation, as well as leisure and vacation. This demand is the very impetus for the development of cultural tourism and the night economy in Southern China. Andy Zeng will be leading the team to expand our Cultural & Leisure Operations business and further enhance the team's capabilities by bringing in highly qualified, top-notch industry experts to serve our clients, helping to accelerate their success!”

Andy Zeng, Director of Cultural & Leisure Operations, commented: “Colliers has a strong reputation as one of the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate companies and our team will build on this growth momentum to help accelerate the success of our clients and people. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for our team.”

Cultural & Leisure Operations is a nascent business line of Colliers, which aims to provide a comprehensive range of services through customer operations, across various channels, leveraging our strong brand name as well as our marketing, creative content and big data capabilities.

With our full-fledged chain management capabilities, we aim to offer an all-encompassing array of cultural, business and tourism industry services, providing excellent customer service throughout the entire value chain that spans the Big Data, Planning, Designing, Investing, Operations and Promotion stages of this process. With this integrated approach, we are confident that we would be able to help our clients maximise the potential of their property.

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Andy Zeng

Managing Director | Guangzhou

Guangzhou

Andy has built up a strong reputation as a recognized leader in fields such as industry research, industrial planning, government and corporate advisory, asset and investment portfolio, cultural and tourism projects, and investment promotion. Prior to joining Colliers, Andy had worked for a number of well-known real estate developers and consulting firms in China, holding key management positions in the industry for a long time, and he led his team to build projects with remarkable results.

Since joining Colliers in May this year as Director of Cultural & Leisure Operations, Andy has demonstrated his strong expertise in real estate when guiding the team and leveraged his extensive people network in the real estate industry to grow the business. With his innovative and enterprising spirit, he has successfully built relationships with government representatives and key clients, and led his team to win multiple projects.

 

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