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Colliers International appoints new EMEA Director of Talent Acquisition

Colliers International has hired Tom McNally as EMEA Director of Talent Acquisition, to build on the company’s successful People Transformation agenda, which the real estate advisor launched earlier this year to attract and retain the best talent across EMEA, sponsored by Chris McLernon EMEA CEO and lead by Mo Karim, EMEA Director of People Transformation.

Tom is a market-leading recruitment specialist with significant experience and strong insight into the real estate industry. He joins Colliers from CBRE, where for the past 3.5 years he has been instrumental in securing key hires for the business and was pivotal in achieving CBRE’s growth during that period. Prior to this role, Tom ran the property desks at leading recruitment agencies Investigo and Cobalt Recruitment, sourcing and placing talent for a plethora of positions at international real estate consultancies. 

Mo Karim commented, “One of our main priorities for 2018 was to develop a People Transformation agenda that was closely aligned to our commitment to double the size of our company by 2020. Coming from specialist property recruitment background, Tom has a thorough understanding of the current landscape and will ensure that we are able to push ahead with our vision for growth in a strategic and innovative manner and will act as a core member of the EMEA People Transformation Leadership Team.” 

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Chris McLernon

Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Services | Global


As Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Services | Global, Chris takes responsibility for client relationships, operational excellence, and overall growth within Colliers’ rapidly growing real estate services across 62 countries. He oversees Colliers’ Capital Markets, Leasing and Outsourcing & Advisory businesses globally, with emphasis on accelerating growth, enhancing global collaboration, and strengthening our unique culture and way of doing business.  

Bringing a depth of experience in building and growing businesses in mature and emerging markets, Chris has played an integral role in growing Colliers into its current position. Previously the Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Chris provided strategic direction for the region, ensuring a seamless service experience for clients across our complete range of services, and grew its revenues 20-fold. He oversaw more than 30 acquisitions including Colliers UK, Colliers Germany, Colliers Italy, Antirion, IREA, Sadline & Albaek, Ovenia and The AOS Group from France. Earlier, he built and led Colliers’ Latin America business and was one of the top producers in Canada when he joined Colliers in 1987 as an office leasing advisor in Toronto.

Throughout his career, Chris has delivered exceptional service, fulfilling the real estate needs of major corporations such as Nortel, FedEx, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Compaq, Dun & Bradstreet, Ford Motor Land, and Microsoft.

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