Skip to main content Skip to footer

Colliers announces end of affiliation with CSL Immobilien in Switzerland

Colliers International has today announced the end of its affiliation with Swiss partner, CSL Immobilien, effective February 01 2019. The mutual decision to part ways comes after the firm was sold to the Migros group of Switzerland, resulting in a change in strategy which no longer fits within Colliers’ long term EMEA strategic growth plan.

Colliers’ EMEA CEO, Chris McLernon will lead a strategic review to identify a country leader for the development of Colliers’ new business in Switzerland and will seek out new partners and top professionals to ensure Colliers maintains its market leading presence across Switzerland.

“Switzerland is a key growth market for Colliers as we continue to build out our leading EMEA platform,” said Chris McLernon, EMEA CEO, Colliers International.  “We intend to maintain our reputation as a market leading transactional and advisory business, offering best in class services to our investor and occupier clients within Switzerland’s key cities.”

Currently providing advice to a number of Swiss multi-national corporations and investors, Colliers builds its future Swiss business upon existing strong foundations, through which 3,404 professionals operate from 130 offices in 43 countries across the EMEA region. 

McLernon concludes: “We will be seeking out experts in Capital Markets, Leasing, Valuation and Occupier Solutions as we develop and integrate the team into our EMEA platform. Colliers has a unique enterprising culture where we attract and develop industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results.” 

Related Experts
United Kingdom

Chris McLernon

Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Services | Global

As Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Services | Global, Chris takes responsibility for client relationships, operational excellence, and overall growth within Colliers’ rapidly growing real estate services across 62 countries. He oversees Colliers’ Capital Markets, Leasing and Outsourcing & Advisory businesses globally, with emphasis on accelerating growth, enhancing global collaboration, and strengthening our unique culture and way of doing business.  

Bringing a depth of experience in building and growing businesses in mature and emerging markets, Chris has played an integral role in growing Colliers into its current position. Previously the Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Chris provided strategic direction for the region, ensuring a seamless service experience for clients across our complete range of services, and grew its revenues 20-fold. He oversaw more than 30 acquisitions including Colliers UK, Colliers Germany, Colliers Italy, Antirion, IREA, Sadline & Albaek, Ovenia and The AOS Group from France. Earlier, he built and led Colliers’ Latin America business and was one of the top producers in Canada when he joined Colliers in 1987 as an office leasing advisor in Toronto.

Throughout his career, Chris has delivered exceptional service, fulfilling the real estate needs of major corporations such as Nortel, FedEx, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Compaq, Dun & Bradstreet, Ford Motor Land, and Microsoft.

View expert