It’s a game of numbers and names, and in a world where transaction volumes often indicate monetary success, one number specifically reflects leadership and excellence in the global commercial real estate industry. That number is highlighted in the 12th annual Lipsey survey.

The Lipsey Co., the industry's leading training consultancy, has ranked Colliers International among the top global brands in its survey of more than 100,000 industry professionals from commercial property owners, investors and lenders, to brokers and property managers around the globe. For the fourth year in a row, Colliers International was ranked second out of 25 firms. 
“Our Lipsey ranking reflects more than our yearly number of transactions,” said Doug Frye, global president and CEO of Colliers International. “It displays our dedication to service and expertise – which is at the core of who we are. Our employees around the globe are truly committed to our clients and the success of this firm and we thank them for their exceptional work in the past year.”

Colliers International, a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide. Colliers employs about 12,300 professionals in 522 offices in 62 countries worldwide.

Frye added that Colliers International outpaced all of its key competitors in revenue growth -- up 18% globally in 2012, he said, “Our goal is not necessarily to be the biggest firm,” said Dylan Taylor, CEO of Colliers International in the Americas. “Our goal has always been to be the best firm. As we navigate through complex transactions and provide enterprising, strategic solutions, our clients see how well we understand our industry and turn to Colliers for exemplary service.”

The Lipsey Co. survey uses a combination of voting and focus groups to calculate the relative strength of commercial real estate brands among all categories in the industry, including brokerage services, real estate investment trusts (REITs), developers, property managers and data providers.