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Antoine Derville appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International France and Belgium

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Leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm, Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Antoine Derville has been appointed CEO of Colliers International France and Belgium. Gilles Betthaeuser the present CEO remains a shareholder of Colliers France and will become Chairman, focussing on client service and business development.

 

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Antoine Derville, 58, joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Head of France and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee. His expertise in corporate real estate services brings a wealth of experience spanning more than 30 years, having held senior positions with CBRE, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Ernst & Young. He is well known for his client focus, strategic vision and enterprising spirit.

 

"Antoine Derville is an exceptional professional in commercial real estate. His experience of advising national and international investors, both private and institutional, coupled with major end-users, developers and operators will be of enormous importance for our business in our next stage of growth,” says Chris McLernon, CEO EMEA of Colliers International. “The powerful combination of Antoine’s expertise and Gilles’ experience is sure to accelerate the success of our people and our clients in this important economy.

It is a huge privilege to become CEO of Colliers at such an important time for our industry.  I very much look forward to working with Gilles and the Executive Team taking the organisation forward,” explains Antoine Derville. “I am joining a company with a strong enterprising DNA; and professionals that are determined to respond to current changes, to exceed the expectations of clients and the needs of investors, with whom we will be strengthening our presence. My priority is to deliver new value creation that will benefit all of our clients and our employees.

I am very proud of the journey that our professionals have made since the creation of AOS in 1997 and the incorporation of the Colliers International Group in 2014,” added Gilles Betthaeuser, Chairman, Colliers France. “Today, the company is ready to continue its development under the new leadership of Antoine Derville, to whom I am honoured to hand over the presidency to. Going forward, I will devote my time, as Chairman, to strategic consultancy, major projects and client service.