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Colliers International appoints long-standing leader to accelerate growth of emerging markets and partner businesses

Rick Thomas appointed to accelerate growth of emerging markets and partner businesses

HONG KONG / SINGAPORE, 28 January 2021 –
Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Rick Thomas has been appointed as Managing Director | Emerging Markets, effective 1 February 2021.

In this newly created role, Thomas will partner with the Managing Directors of the emerging markets businesses to accelerate growth. The emerging markets portfolio includes operations in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Reporting into Chief Operating Officer | Asia Pacific, Paul Baxter, Thomas is tasked with expanding Colliers’ client base and identifying new business and opportunities for cross-border collaboration.

Based in Singapore, Thomas has over 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and started his career with Colliers 14 years ago within the Corporate Solutions business. In his most recent role as Executive Director, Thomas headed the Occupier Services business in Singapore and was responsible for servicing the leasing and project management needs of large multinational occupier clients.

Baxter commented, “Our leadership team are highly experienced market leaders who together have laid the foundation for an enterprising leader to drive their vision and expertise. I am incredibly excited for Rick to partner with this team of experts to accelerate the growth of our people, clients and revenue and lead our industry into the future.”

“I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to develop Colliers’ brand profile and to grow the business,” said Thomas. “Emerging markets in Asia represent the most dynamic economies in the world with rapidly expanding real estate sectors.”

“In this new role, I am looking forward to creating greater internal partnerships with Colliers’ offices, within Asia and across the globe, and attracting the very best professionals and world-leading clients to Colliers.”



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