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Colliers' responding to COVID-19

Colliers International in EMEA is closely monitoring developments as the escalation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to dominate world news. We are responding to new information and adjusting our approach, as necessary, as the situation evolves.

During this time, our primary focus is the health and wellbeing of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we operate. In addition to following guidance from World Health Organisation and local governments and health authorities, we are taking several precautionary measures to protect our employees and clients while also maintaining business continuity through dedicated teams and robust processes: 

Following Government advice we are encouraging employees to work remotely and instructing any staff who feel ill to avoid coming to the office.
We are reinforcing the importance of good office hygiene and have made additional sanitization resources available throughout our offices.
We have implemented new policies regarding business and personal travel, events and meetings, which we will continue to review and align with the latest guidance from local health authorities.

We have increased the intervals at which our offices are cleaned. We also have protocols in place to close and sanitize specific office locations according to health authority guidelines, if required.  

We recognise these are challenging circumstances for our employees, clients and their families and we want you to know that we are working with other organisations and Colliers’ colleagues across the globe, sharing best practices and resources to ensure our clients continue to a receive a high-level of service and support.

As always we are Doing what's right for our clients, people and communities.

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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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