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05 05 20 proptech

Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars will take place in 2021

Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is working with its Class of 2018 and 2019 proptech companies to deliver virtual tools that help our people and clients navigate the impacts of COVID-19. The enhanced solutions leverage technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, data analytics, machine learning and blockchain to solve big business challenges.

“As COVID-19 accelerates the commercial real estate industry’s transition to digital solutions, we are seeing the potential benefits of our partnerships move into sharper focus,” said Zach Michaud, VP of Strategic Investments at Colliers International. “The business tools they are providing such as lease abstraction, virtual office tours and workplace occupancy analytics give our experts and clients a competitive advantage in these challenging times.”

"Colliers continues to be a catalyst for change in the industry, working with the best early-stage proptech companies to find innovative ways of offering differentiated solutions amid a global pandemic,” said Ben Liao, Managing Director, Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. “I am proud of the agility demonstrated by the founders in our portfolio. They are creative, resilient and have quickly adapted their services to tackle some of the biggest problems we face today."

Company Key Focus Service
ADEx Contract review ADEx provides contract audits to clients, paying close attention to pandemic, force majeure and material adverse change language to help them reduce their liabilities.
A Retail Space Data-driven property insights A Retail Space allows landlords and tenants to quickly access foot traffic information for any address in their city, including walk-by timings, demographics and competitors, among other data sets.
Basking Workplace occupancy analytics Basking’s workplace occupancy analytics platform is an AI & WiFi-based technology that provides real-time occupancy monitoring to ensure employees in the office are maintaining safe distances and optimizes cleaning services according to real utilization.
Booged Flexible workspace With 1000s of listings across Asia, BOOQED can help companies find alternate offices if teams need to be separated for health reasons or secure a workspace for staff as an alternative to working from home.
Fast Office Space visualization and real-time touring FastOffice helps brokers virtually recreate an office walk-through experience for occupiers. Tenants can review and edit floor plan layouts, as well as seat configuration options in real time.
Finneo Debt placement and management Finneo enables our brokers to engage with more than 200 lenders in Canada to help clients shore up additional liquidity, get mortgage deferrals and solicit all types of debt proposals.
RealAR Space visualization and real-time touring RealAR has developed a suite of digital marketing tools to help marketers and brokers in Australia support occupiers and prospective purchasers. Solutions include 3D walk-throughs of properties and drag-and-drop office furniture capabilities.


Since the accelerator’s inception in 2018, Colliers has invested in the pilots and partnerships of 19 early-stage companies, and together with Techstars, provided them with the opportunity to learn from more than 150 industry mentors. The hugely successful program gave these companies access to over 1,000 Colliers professionals, clients and technology investors.

After careful consideration of our applicants’ health and safety, Colliers has made the decision to move this year’s accelerator to 2021. 

“Our commitment to the Colliers Proptech Accelerator is unwavering. Ben Liao and Techstars will continue to build and enhance the program across multiple fronts through 2020 in partnership with Colliers, with the goal of making 2021 the best year yet,” continued Michaud. “There is more incredible innovation coming and I am excited to see it reflected in next year’s cohort.”

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Helen O'Reilly

Head of Marketing and Communication

Marketing & Communications

London - West End

As UK Head of Marketing and Communications Helen is responsible for building a marketing strategy that grows brand awareness; drives lead generation; works across business lines to help influence customer experience and ultimately helps us meet our growth and revenue targets.   

Helen led the Colliers Digital team in the UK & EMEA from May 2017 and prior to that she was Head of Marketing & PR for Colliers in Ireland.

Helen studied at University College Cork where she obtained a bachelors degree in Law and French, and at Dublin Business School where she has a diploma in Marketing and Event Management,  and Public Relations, followed by a Diploma in Digital Marketing from DIT.

Having worked in Marketing and PR across various industries including the Motor Industry with brands such as BMW, Mini, Citroen and Hyundai as well as leading the marketing for Ireland’s most prestigious theatre, the Gate Theatre Helen has a passion for creative marketing strategies. In her early career Helen worked as a Production Manager for Independent TV production companies where she led on online content creation, and social media strategies for several TV shows. Helen also has experience in managing and coordinating large scale events including awards shows, pop-up events, launches and bespoke festivals.



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