EMEA, January 30, 2019 –Colliers International has today announced the end of its affiliation with Swiss partner, CSL Immobilien, effective February 01 2019. The mutual decision to part ways comes after the firm was sold to the Migros group of Switzerland, resulting in a change in strategy which no longer fits within Colliers’ long term EMEA strategic growth plan.
Colliers’ EMEA CEO, Chris McLernon will lead a strategic review to identify a country leader for the development of Colliers’ new business in Switzerland and will seek out new partners and top professionals to ensure Colliers maintains its market leading presence across Switzerland.
“Switzerland is a key growth market for Colliers as we continue to build out our leading EMEA platform,” said Chris McLernon, EMEA CEO, Colliers International. “We intend to maintain our reputation as a market leading transactional and advisory business, offering best in class services to our investor and occupier clients within Switzerland’s key cities.”
Currently providing advice to a number of Swiss multi-national corporations and investors, Colliers builds its future Swiss business upon existing strong foundations, through which 3,404 professionals operate from 130 offices in 43 countries across the EMEA region.
McLernon concludes: “We will be seeking out experts in Capital Markets, Leasing, Valuation and Occupier Solutions as we develop and integrate the team into our EMEA platform. Colliers has a unique enterprising culture where we attract and develop industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results.”