MUMBAI, INDIA, 11 Feb 2015 — Colliers International today announced the appointment of David Hand as CEO of Asia Pacific. In his role, Hand will be responsible for the overall operation and management of Colliers’ Asia Pacific business and will drive Colliers’ strategic objectives throughout the region.


Hand joins Colliers following a successful tenure with JLL spanning 18 years where he held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as International Director, Capital Markets based in Hong Kong.


He will report directly to Doug Frye, Global President and CEO of Colliers International, and will have an active role in the global senior executive team. Hand will lead business development activities across APAC with a focus on further integrating Colliers services across geographic markets and industry verticals. 


“David is a key hire for Colliers International. He is not only a great cultural fit, but also has experience growing businesses across multiple sectors,” said Frye. “With over 20 years of experience in Asia, David understands the region and has strong relationships among the local and international investor and occupier communities. His collaborative approach and commitment to his clients make him a strong asset for Colliers.”


On this occasion, Joe Verghese, Managing Director, India said, “Colliers International has been the fastest growing real estate services firm across the regions and David’s induction into the Colliers International leadership team is aimed at further accelerating that growth across the region. We look forward to welcoming him to our Asia Pacific team.”


Hand is well respected as an industry leader across Asia Pacific and is a recognised China expert.  He formerly instructed on real estate at Harvard GSD and was course leader for a similar course at Georgetown SCS, as well as lecturing on China’s property markets at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is an advocate for gender diversity via mentorship. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Town & Regional Planning from the University of Liverpool and a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


He will be based in Colliers International’s Hong Kong office effective 1 June 2015.

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