Colliers International is one of the first truly global commercial real estate organisations, formed more than 30 years ago as a network of independent firms. This collaboration provided clients with expert local real estate knowledge around the world.
As client needs evolved to demand consistent service, accountability and interconnected resources, this challenged many independent firms. Colliers recognised the market opportunity to provide higher quality, more reliable service through an integrated platform of professionals and property services.
FirstService becomes Colliers International Group Inc. and spins off its residential property management and property services business. Colliers International Group Inc. begins trading on the NASDAQ (CIGI) and TSX (CIG) on June 2, 2015 as one of the top publicly traded commercial real estate services firms with global operations in more than 60 countries across the world.
We proudly trace our roots back to a local firm founded 1898, with many of our local offices tracing their roots back even further. Today, we hold onto those local roots by steadily growing our business through local expertise, successfully completing more than 30 mergers and acquisitions in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.