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Colliers International hires Matthew Johnston, further expanding its Government Solutions platform

WASHINGTON, DC. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group, Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announced today the hire of Matthew Johnston as a Senior Vice President.  Matt will join the Colliers International Government Solutions team based in Washington, DC.
Colliers Government Solutions is the industry’s only comprehensive services platform focused solely on government real estate. Its professionals span multiple disciplines, but work as a team to provide clients with solutions tailored to the unique and often complex requirements of government-leased properties. The platform consists of four services specifically focused on government real estate: leasing, investment sales, property management and project management.

Prior to joining Colliers, Matt was among the nation’s premier attorneys managing government real estate transactions with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. His practice included representation of clients in major dealings with the General Services Administration (GSA) and other federal agencies, including leases, acquisitions and dispositions, and property exchanges. Matt will bring extensive experience with financing build-to-suit projects for government tenants and a deep understanding of the issues unique to purchases and sales of properties leased to government agencies.

"Colliers Government Solutions has developed a reputation for successfully managing complex assignments.  Matt is the ideal fit for the brand we are building around our team,” said Kurt Stout, manager of the Government Solutions practice group.

"Matt typifies the core belief that informs Colliers’ strategic goal: grow an exceptional firm with market experts who are entrepreneurial and collaborative.  We provide extraordinary service to our clients because of individuals like Matt,” said David Parker, Regional Managing Director and Market Leader.

"When I decided to shift to brokerage, Colliers was my first choice,” said Matt Johnston. “Colliers is a great company with exceptional people, and I am excited to both contribute to the firm’s growth and bring my expertise to bear for clients of the Government Solutions team.”

About Colliers International Group Inc.
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers also has been ranked the top property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row. 

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For further information, please contact:

Carina Bedor, Regional Marketing Manager
D.C. Region, Colliers International
Phone: 202-728-3526