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Colliers EMEA Occupier Services ends year with another strategic appointment

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Roger Atkinson joins expanding EMEA team after record year of growth

Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has again expanded its EMEA Occupier Services team with the strategic appointment of Roger Atkinson, formerly Principal of Occupier Solutions at Avison Young and a 17-year JLL veteran. This year Colliers has expanded its EMEA Occupier Services team with more than 60 new joiners and 24 corporate contract wins - including Vodafone, World Bank and Santander.

Roger has been appointed as Director of Enterprise Client Experience in the Occupier Services EMEA division and will fulfil a senior account leadership role. Reporting to Peter Leyburn, Head of Enterprise Client Experience for Occupier Services EMEA. Roger is a well-known industry adviser with his extensive career experience gained at Avison Young, CBRE and JLL. 

At Avison Young Roger was joint department Head of Occupier Services in the UK. This saw him work with several corporate clients, including the firm’s largest global client – RBS/NatWest. Prior to Avison Young, Roger was at JLL for 17 years where he held a range of leadership roles in the Corporate Solutions team. His experience included transforming the UK Corporate Accounts business and leading the first embedded EMEA Strategic Portfolio Management team at JLL. 

Commenting Peter Leyburn, Head of Enterprise Client Experience, EMEA Occupier Services, said, “Roger’s appointment brings enhanced industry experience to our growing Occupier Services team. We are delighted to see him join and bring with him his perspective that will undoubtedly enhance our client value proposition and support exceptional client service delivery.”

Andrew Hallissey, Executive Managing Director, EMEA Occupier Services, added, “As the end of the year approaches, I am excited to be able to welcome Roger to Colliers. This year has been another exceptional year for our Occupier Services organisation at Colliers EMEA, as demonstrated by our huge team expansion and phenomenal client wins. Roger’s appointment is a great way to end the year and look ahead to some very exciting plans for 2022.” 

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