Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations and Finance
Frank Blanton serves as Senior Vice President of US Operations for Colliers’ United States business, corporately based in Encino CA. In this role, Frank supports the US enterprise with responsibility for brokerage operations, corporate facilities management, operational data management, procurement, profitability enhancement, acquisition integration and operational projects (business process change and optimization and compliance).
Prior to joining Colliers in May 2018, starting in 2003, Frank served in a variety of Finance-operations related roles at CBRE Group, Inc. From 2015 until his departure in April 2018, Frank served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems & Enablement and between 2008 and 2014 served as Corporate Controller of CBRE Group. During his tenure at CBRE, Frank at different times served in roles leading Global FP&A, Americas Finance, Internal Audit and Financial Compliance and also supported special projects, corporate facilities management, M&A diligence and integrations.
Prior to its acquisition by CBRE Group in 2003, Frank was the head of Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting for Insignia Financial Group, Inc. based in New York, NY and Greenville SC from 1996 to 2003. Frank began his career in Audit Assurance with Ernst & Young LLP (1992 to 1996) with a concentration in real estate services and construction.
Frank is a certified public accountant in the State of South Carolina and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management with a concentration in Accounting from Clemson University.
Bachelor of Science, Clemson University
Financial Management / Minor in Accounting
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Certified Public Accountant licensed in South Carolina