TOKYO, 1 June 2018 -- Colliers International (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that Hideki Ota, has been appointed to lead Colliers’ Capital Markets & Investment Services (CMIS) team in Japan. 

David Hand, CEO Asia Pacific, commented: “I’m delighted that Ota-san has decided to join our rapidly-growing Japan business. Attracting strong leaders and proven deal-makers of Ota-san’s calibre will immediately help us accelerate our clients’ success in one of the world’s largest real estate markets.”  

Based in Tokyo, Mr. Ota will oversee the operations of the CMIS business and be responsible for coordinating all major mandates, as well as client strategies associated with real estate investment in Japan.

“I’m very excited to be joining Colliers International as head of its Capital Markets and Investment Services division in Japan.  We will offer our clients a genuinely comprehensive capital markets service where they can access investors and investment opportunities, within Japan, across Asia Pacific and globally.” said Mr. Ota.

Mr. Ota brings a wealth of real estate experience with over 20 years across the advisory and banking sectors. Prior to joining Colliers he was Regional Director in the Capital Markets team at JLL and held several strategic real estate roles in the banking sector with firms including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Sumitomo Trust Bank. 

“Colliers Japan’s CMIS team focuses on developing long-term relationships in addition to executing property transactions on an individual basis, ensuring that we create innovative, best-in-class, real estate investment strategies for our clients covering office, retail, business park, residential and industrial sectors. I’m confident that Mr. Ota’s proven leadership and multi-sector expertise will lead the team to service our clients exceptionally across all Japanese markets,” said Katsuji Tokita, Managing Director of Colliers Japan.

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