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Leading Leasing Advisor John Butterworth Joins Colliers


Move Reinforces Colliers’ Commitment to Attract Top Industry Talent in Greater Boston Region

BOSTON, MA, JANUARY 21, 2021  – Leading commercial real estate services firm Colliers | U.S. announced today it has recruited real estate industry leader John Butterworth to join as Managing Director - Head of Urban Leasing in the Boston office.

Butterworth brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position and has spent the last 15 years with CBRE/New England serving as Executive Vice President/Partner with the Urban Advisory & Transaction Services team. 

“I would be remiss if I did not recognize and thank my former partners and colleagues at CBRE/New England; it was a wonderful run,” Butterworth said. “With that said, I am excited to start this new chapter of my career and having the opportunity to lead a team at Colliers where there is so much positive momentum certainly adds to that excitement. I am invigorated by the firm’s leadership, culture, and existing talent and look forward to bringing continued best-in-class service to my clients.”

Colliers has experienced considerable success in attracting top-tier talent over the last year or so, with Butterworth representing the fifth highly strategic advisor hire since the recruitment of former JLL leader Frank Petz near the end of 2019. All other hires – including former CBRE advisors Matt Siciliano and Matthew Furey, and Cushman & Wakefield leader Kevin Hanna – joined amid the COVID-19 pandemic, only further highlighting the organization’s undeterred growth trajectory. 

“I am thrilled that we have been able to attract such great talent to Colliers over the past year or so. John is an impact player, not only across the Boston real estate landscape, but across the City of Boston at large,” said David Goodhue, who stepped into the role of Executive Managing Director and Brokerage Market Leader for Colliers Boston two years ago. “John’s dedication to his clients is truly second-to-none. I couldn’t be more excited about the contributions he will make to the company as we continue to find more and more ways to support our clients.”

A community-minded individual and Providence College alumnus, Butterworth is actively involved in the school’s President’s Counsel as well as the Men’s Hockey Vision Committee. Additionally, he serves as an active board member for The Village Bank, Baystate Charitable Foundation, the Travis Roy Foundation, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and formerly for Rosie’s Place.




About Colliers International

Colliers International (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment.

For further information, please contact:
Jake Klein
Goldin Solutions for Colliers
Phone: 646.660.8644