SINGAPORE, 29 April 2019 -- Colliers International (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, has appointed Bastiaan van Beijsterveldt to drive business development for its Occupier Services business in Singapore, with effect from 29 April 2019.

Bastiaan brings with him 11 years of experience in commercial real estate, including in tenant representation, corporate solutions as well as capital markets and investment, across key gateway cities in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Colliers, Bastiaan was based in Seoul, working for another global real estate consultancy where he led its tenant representation business throughout South Korea.

As the Director of Occupier Services for Colliers, Bastiaan – who is based in Singapore - is responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities and driving more synergy and collaboration between the various real estate business lines within Colliers.

Ms. Tang Wei Leng (邓慧玲), Managing Director at Colliers International, said, “We are delighted to have Bastiaan on board and look forward to leveraging his expertise, wide network and excellent track record in steering Colliers’ Occupier Services business forward. This strategic appointment underscores our intent to continue to grow our share of business and influence in the market, both in Singapore and internationally. Colliers is the fastest growing commercial real estate business in Asia and we are constantly looking out for exciting and enterprising talent to join the Colliers family.” 

Colliers’ Occupier Services business started the year on a healthy note, closing real estate transactions – including those involving blue-chip clients and prime Grade A buildings in the central business district - which amounted to more than 330,000 square feet in the first quarter of 2019. In addition, the team has also won key appointments to provide real estate solutions to a number of multi-national corporations.

Mr. Rick Thomas, Head of Occupier Services for Singapore, Colliers International, said, “Bastiaan joins a team of highly experienced and deeply committed real estate professionals in the Singapore Colliers office. We look forward to working with him to accelerate Colliers’ success in a dynamic Occupier Services market, particularly in the technology, media and telecoms sector which has been one of the key demand drivers for office space in recent years. We remain focused on developing and delivering effective integrated solutions that will help our clients achieve the full potential of their real estate strategy.”

Bastiaan, who is fluent in English, Dutch, and German, reports to Rick.