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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

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Tony is Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International for UK and Ireland, a role he has held 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.

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

Global Capital Markets Director

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Christopher Pilgrim is a Director of Colliers, a Nasdaq and Toronto Stock Exchange listed leading diversified professional services and investment management organisation. Mr Pilgrim holds a senior leadership position within Colliers Global Capital Markets platform and specialises in the deployment of capital into real estate globally. He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Prior to relocating to London, Mr Pilgrim was based in Singapore where he held the position of Executive Director at Fortune 500 company, CBRE. He has previously been based in London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur with responsibilities for advising global capital deploy into London, the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, across all use classes and sectors. Over the past 15 years, he has advised a diverse client base with a focus on overseas institutional investors including Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pensions Funds, Government Linked Companies, Listed Property Companies, Investment and Asset Managers, REITs and Private Investors.

Mr Pilgrim has advised on a range of landmark cross-border transactions totalling in excess of US$10 billion in both income generating investment assets as well as total development value.

Mr Pilgrim has deep experience advising, structuring and transacting across the risk return spectrum. In both the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, he has built a strong track record in the marketing of US$1b+ single asset trades and complex development projects, as well as structing and marketing corporate merger and acquisition activity. In his decade of specialising in international investment he has successfully navigated diverse business environments, managing varied cultures and business practices.

Mr Pilgrim has worked in commercial real estate markets on both a direct and indirect basis, advising clients on cross-boarder real estate strategies and transactions in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Australia and the wider APAC region. He has deep knowledge and strong relationships with capital from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and the wider SE Asia region.

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