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Colliers appoints Director of Global Capital Markets to strengthen investment expertise

Chris Pilgrim joins Colliers as a senior leader to maximise potential for inter-regional investors

Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced the senior appointment of Chris Pilgrim as Director, Global Capital Markets, effective 07 June 2021. 

The appointment of a proven market leader in Colliers’ Global Capital Markets team is a major strengthening of the company’s expert services in real estate investment. Pilgrim will focus on connecting global capital with opportunities across regions and asset classes, working collaboratively with the Colliers teams across the world.

Based in London, United Kingdom, Pilgrim joins Colliers as a highly respected leader in global deployment of capital for the world’s leading investors. He was formerly an executive director at CBRE, where he led its Global Capital Markets teams for South East Asia and was previously based in Singapore. 

Pilgrim brings a unique breadth of global experience to benefit Colliers’ clients, having advised on inter-regional real estate investment between EMEA, APAC and Americas regions from both London and Singapore in his 14-year career. He is an expert in large scale investments, with a history of major cross-border transactions totaling in excess of US$10 billion and is a specialist in advising on complex development projects and successfully marketing landmark assets with values in excess of US$1 billion. 

“We are proud to announce Chris’ appointment as Director for Colliers’ Global Capital Markets team, to further grow our service as investor activity is set to rebound globally. He is an established market leader, who delivers exceptional results for the world’s leading investors,” says Tony Horrell, Global Head of Capital Markets. He continued, “Chris has an unrivalled depth of insight and connections with leading institutions across the world and is set to accelerate our clients’ success with his expertise in structuring and advising on large scale, complex and cross-border transactions of both trophy assets and portfolios.” 

“This is an exciting moment to join the business and help grow our market-leading service at Colliers, which has an enterprising culture and exceptional team. I’m looking forward to connecting global capital with opportunities across every region, and with our experts in each market, to maximise cross-border potential for clients as the pace of activity builds for the next phase of global growth,” said Pilgrim.

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland

Executives

London - West End

Tony is Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland and Head of Global Capital Markets

Tony has been CEO for the UK and Ireland since 2010. He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

As Head of Global Capital Markets, Tony spearheads our global platform and leverages his knowledge and understanding of our clients, business and people across APAC, EMEA and the Americas to drive the global capital markets strategy.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company.

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Chris Pilgrim

Director, Global Capital Markets

Global Capital Markets

London - West End

Chris Pilgrim is a Director of Colliers and holds a senior leadership position within the Global Capital Markets platform, and he specialises in the deployment of capital into real estate globally. In the last three years, our Capital Markets teams have been involved in over US$230 billion worth of transactions. 

Chris is focused on connecting global capital with opportunities across regions and asset classes, working collaboratively with the Colliers teams across the world. He has a unique breadth of global experience and has advised on inter-regional real estate investment between APAC, EMEA and the Americas regions. He is an expert in large scale investments with a history of major cross-border transactions totalling in excess of US$10 billion. Chris is also a specialist in advising on complex development projects and successfully marketing landmark single assets with values in excess of US$1 billion. 

Based in London, United Kingdom, Chris joined Colliers 2021 as a highly respected leader in global deployment of capital for the world’s leading investors. He was formerly an executive director at CBRE, where he led its Global Capital Markets team for Southeast Asia and was previously based in Singapore.

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