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Colliers International appoints new Pittsburgh market leader

Industry Veteran Dick Cassetti Joins The Company

PITTSBURGH, January 9, 2019—Leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that industry veteran Dick Cassetti has joined the company as its Pittsburgh Market Leader. In his new role, Cassetti will focus on growing Colliers’ operations and business throughout the region, while recruiting top talent and providing clients with the highest level of service.

“Attracting an industry leader like Dick to head our Pittsburgh office is another example of our unwavering commitment to deliver service excellence to our clients and support our professionals in any way we can,” said Steve Everbach, Colliers President | Central Region. “Dick has a proven track record of growing businesses, and I look forward to working closely with him and our professionals in Pittsburgh in the years to come.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Colliers’ recent acquisition of its long-time Pittsburgh affiliate in May 2018, which further expanded the company’s presence in one of America’s most exciting examples of successful urban gentrification. Former market leader Gregg Broujos is remaining with Colliers and will focus on working with his clients to achieve their real estate objectives, something he has decided to fully dedicate himself to going forward. 

“Colliers’ enterprising spirit, matched with their market-leading global platform, continues to provide clients the best possible service in the industry,” said Dick Cassetti. “I am delighted to be joining a company with such an entrepreneurial and energetic culture, and am excited to contribute new ideas that will help its continued growth and expansion.”

Cassetti brings more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, focused on tenant representation in the Pittsburgh region. Most recently with Cushman & Wakefield, Cassetti worked on behalf of clients to identify the best space solutions to fit their unique strategies by establishing a real estate needs assement program, which in turn helped lower their real estate operating expenses. Cassetti also previously served as Senior Vice President at Trammell Crow Company, where he opened and managed their Pittsburgh office.

“The Pittsburgh area has been undergoing a tremendous resurgence in the recent years, and this acquisition will therefore contribute significantly to our overall U.S. strategic growth plan” said Gil Borok, Colliers Chief Operating Officer | U.S. Operations. “Under Dick’s leadership and combined with our already strong reputation in the local market, I expect us to continue to gain significant market share, increase our new business wins and capitalize on opportunities to accelerate the growth of our professionals and the success of our clients.”

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $25 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors. 

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with significant equity ownership and a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years.

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