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Rick Thomas | Colliers | Singapore

Rick Thomas


Managing Director | Asia

Emerging Markets

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Professional Summary

As Managing Director of Emerging Markets, I am responsible for expanding Colliers’ client base and identifying new business and opportunities for cross-border collaboration in partnership with the Managing Directors of our emerging markets businesses. Our emerging markets portfolio includes operations in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.


Based in Singapore, I have over 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. 


2020 - Team of the Year

2020 - Be Colliers Award

2013 - CEO Enterprising Award

2012 - Revenue Achiver

2011 – Revenue Achiever

2011 – Long Service Award

2010 – Revenue Achiever 

2010 – Success of the Year

2009 – Revenue Achiever

2009 – Success of the Year

2009 – Most Improved Staff Member

2008 – Revenue Achiever 

2008 – Success of the Year


Bachelor Business (Property)

Diploma Applied Finance and Investment

Harvard Business School - Real Estate Executive Management Program

Colombia Business School - Institute of Personal Leadership

Emeritus School of Management - Digital Transformation

Memberships & Involvements

Finsia, SIOR, Harvard Business School, Colombia Business School, Corenet Singapore Chapter, ULI


SAP, Nokia, Thomson Reuters McKinsey, GE, Covidien, GM, Celestica, Analog Devices, Varian Medical Systems ICAP, CEVA, Nasdaq OMX, Aquila Capital, Okta, Uber


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Real Estate Management Services, Corporate Solutions, Project Management

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Land

My Team

Featured Research

Nov 24, 2020

The Future of CBD Office | Colliers Flash

Colliers discusses the impact of the URA CBD incentive schemes, which was part of the Master Plan 2019, and aimed to rejuvenate the CBD by encouraging conversions into mixed-use developments.
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Oct 7, 2020

Tech Occupiers Remain Bright Spot | Office Q3 2020

While CBD Grade A net absorption turned negative and rents continued to decline in Q3 amid the economic slowdown, more tech giants are supporting office demand as they make Singapore their regional hub. Download our Q3 2020 quarterly office report here.
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Aug 20, 2020

New Economic Sectors Gaining Ground | Industrial H1 2020

Singapore's industrial property market proved relatively resilient in H1 2020 but will still be under pressure despite the increased demand for warehouse space. Download Colliers' bi-annual industrial report for H1 2020 for more.
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Featured News

Mar 29, 2021

Colliers Singapore celebrates International Women's Day 2021

As we wrap up the month, we review the activities and discussion the Collier's team had for International Women's Day on 8 March.
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Jan 6, 2021

30 December 2020 - 5 January 2021 | Property News Highlights

Singapore-New Zealand Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) to take effect on Jan 7 and the effects of HSR termination on property prices - Colliers' thought-leaders weigh in on this week's property news highlights.
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