Singapore, January 5, 2016 – Leading global commercial real estate services firm, Colliers International Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG) has announced two senior appointments to strengthen its Singapore team, as the company positions for growth in 2016.
The new appointments are Mr Duncan White and Ms Anthea To. Mr White will head up the Office Services team, while Ms To joined Colliers in late November last year to lead Research and Advisory.
Mr White steps up to his new role as Director of Office Services, having joined the team in June 2015. He has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate commercial real estate and workplace strategy. Having arrived in Singapore in 2006, Mr White knows the Singapore office market well and will be responsible for driving Colliers’ Office Services business through an advisory-led approach and a commitment to best practices built on Colliers’ regional Occupier Services Group platform.
Ms To, Senior Associate Director of Research and Advisory, has relocated from the UK, where she has gained more than 10 years’ experience working with major real estate research houses in the European markets. Ms To will focus on creating market-leading, forward-looking research and thought leadership, in support of our clients and our professionals in the field.
Attracting, Growing and Retaining the Best Talent
Ms Tang Wei Leng, Managing Director of Colliers International, Singapore, says, “Our most important resource is our people. In building our business, we are always seeking to attract, grow and retain the best talent the market has to offer."
“We chose Duncan and Anthea because they are ambitious, passionate, driven and fit well into our collaborative and high performance culture. Duncan’s promotion demonstrates our commitment to accelerate the success of our people,’’ points out Ms Tang.
Mr David Hand, CEO Asia Pacific, says, “I am very pleased to see that we are making bold strategic moves to recruit and promote talented and highly-focused individuals in our key Singapore market. Since Wei Leng came on board in late October last year as managing director of Singapore, we are seeing a strong alignment with corporate objectives correctly positioning our business for long term growth and profitability."
The Singapore business line leaders report directly to Ms Tang and collaborate closely with the regional functional leaders. In line with these business adjustments, Mr Calvin Yeo has left the company, while Ms Grace Ng will continue to head up the market-leading Auction team and grow the local brokerage business.
The management changes take immediate effect on 5 January 2016.