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Colliers started as an association of independent entrepreneurs and has developed into an organization of more than 13,000 employees in 69 countries.
The roots of the organization can be traced back to 1898 when Macaulay Nicolls, a brokerage specializing in estate management and insurance, was founded in Vancouver, Canada
The name Colliers comes from Australia, where three real estate brokers joined forces in 1976
In 1984, Colliers and Macaulay Nicolls Maitland joined forces
In 2000, Colliers opened its first offices in the Netherlands: Amsterdam en Eindhoven
In 2010, Amsterdam’s oldest real estate brokerage Boer Hartog Hooft (established in 1893) joined Colliers
In 2013 Colliers acquires Urban Properties, an established boutique advisor in asset management, property management and project management in The Netherlands
In 2014 Colliers acquires AOS Groep, one of Europe’s leading real estate and workplace consulting firms
In 2016 Colliers acquires WPM Groep, founded in 1987, leading property and asset management specialist in the Netherlands