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Colliers Publish Global Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Leading real estate professional services and investment management company Colliers, has published its global diversity & inclusion statement, which has been endorsed by Global CEO and President Jay Hennick and all the firm’s regional CEO’s including Chris McLernon, EMEA CEO

“At Colliers we believe making inclusion and diversity one of our strategic areas of focus is not only the right thing to do, it is the only way to lead our industry into the future,” said Chris McLernon, EMEA CEO. “We recognise that Colliers, and the wider real estate sector, has a way to go to achieve a better gender balance. This is our pledge to you and our clients, that Colliers is a company that wants everybody to feel like they truly belong and can achieve success.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day and embrace their campaign #EachforEqual, many Colliers colleagues around the region are celebrating in different ways throughout the month of March. There are an impressive array of initiatives running across the region including personalised letters and special gifts for female employees and clients; business and digital focussed workshops open to everybody; guest speakers from charities that support women; and hosting panel discussions on building diverse teams.

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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.

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