9 June 2014

Colliers International has risen to number 5 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP®) list of Global Outsourcing 100 companies for 2014, after being ranked number 17 last year. Colliers International’s high ranking was the result of its executive leadership, global presence, employee management, and company recognition and certifications. The company has been on the IAOP® list of Global Outsourcing 100 companies for nine years in a row, beginning with the association’s launch of the list in 2006.

"We are thrilled to be acknowledged by IAOP® as a top-five global outsourcer, a recognition rooted in our continued development of innovative strategies that better serve our corporate clients,” said Doug Frye, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International. “We are committed to advancing our business technology offerings in order to remain a frontrunner within the commercial real estate industry and revolutionize the industry as a whole."

"Many of the world’s top brands look to Colliers to help navigate their real estate needs, and we’re so proud that IAOP® continues to recognize the value we bring to clients,” said Scott Nelson, President, Corporate Solutions | Americas. “Rising so steeply in the rankings from last year to today shows the growing impact Colliers has as an outsourced partner for global corporations.”

IAOP® ranked Colliers 5th on The Global Outsourcing 100® list, which included 75 large firms and 25 smaller companies. IAOP® also released a number of sub-lists of award winners. Colliers secured additional honors including:


    • Leaders in No. of Centers Worldwide
    • Multi-year Winners
    • Best  10 Leaders:
      • Real Estate & Capital Asset Mgt. Services
      • Facility Services
      • Corporate Services
    • Best  20 Companies:
      • Services
      • In Canada

    • Best  20 Leaders:
      • Retail & Consumer Goods
      • Technology (Hardware and Software)
      • Located in Western Europe
      • Located in the U.S.
      • Most Employees in the U.S. 

These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP®, which has more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide. The 2014 panel was led by IAOP® Chief Advisor, Thought Leadership Jagdish Dalal, who is also COP and president of J Dalal Associates, LLC.

According to IAOP®, companies were judged on four critical characteristics for The Global Outsourcing 100® ranking: size and growth; customer references, company recognition and certifications; organizational competencies and management capabilities; and executive leadership. Additional details on relative rankings, the selection process and companies’ key strengths will be featured in a special advertising section produced by IAOP® in the June 16 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine, on stands today.

"Each year the competition to be named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists continues to reach higher levels," said Dalal. "Given the strong competition, getting named to these lists is a great recognition and these companies should be proud of achieving excellence in the field.”

The full list of IAOP®’s 2014 Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies can be viewed in the June 16 issue of FORTUNE® Magazine and at http://www.IAOP.org