Former Head of Cushman & Wakefield to accelerate the growth of Colliers in France and Belgium
Paris, 2 November, 2020 – Leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm, Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Antoine Derville has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | France and Belgium. Current CEO Gilles Betthaeuser remains a shareholder of Colliers in France and will become Chairman, focussing on client service and business development.
Antoine Derville joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Head of France and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee. He brings a wealth of experience, including expertise in corporate real estate services, spanning more than 30 years, having held senior positions with CBRE, BNP Paribas and Ernst & Young. He is well-known for his client focus, strategic vision and enterprising spirit.
"Antoine Derville is an exceptional leader in the commercial real estate industry. His experience in advising national and international investors, both private and institutional, coupled with major end-users, developers and operators, will be of enormous importance for our business in our next stage of growth,” said Chris McLernon, CEO | EMEA at Colliers International. “The powerful combination of Antoine’s expertise and Gilles’ experience is sure to accelerate the success of our people and our clients in this important market.”
“It is a huge privilege to take the reins of Colliers in France and Belgium at such an important time for our industry. I very much look forward to working with Gilles and the executive team to take the organization forward,” explained Antoine Derville. “I am excited to join a company with strong enterprising DNA and professionals who respond quickly to current changes to exceed the expectations of clients. My priorities are to strengthen our presence among investors and deliver new value creation that will benefit all of our clients and experts.”
“I am very proud of the journey our professionals have made since the creation of AOS Group in 1997 and its acquisition by Colliers in 2014,” added Gilles Betthaeuser, Chairman | France of Colliers International. “Today, I could not be more honoured to pass the torch to Antoine as Colliers continues its development under his capable leadership. Going forward, I will devote my time, as Chairman, to strategic consultancy, major projects and client service.”