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Accelerate your success in Automotive Operations

Our team of Global Automotive Desk experts provide industry-leading, results-based expertise to manufacturers and suppliers through a platform of comprehensive advisory services and customized solutions, designed to create long-term value for our clients. We understand the automotive industry’s unique operational needs and real estate considerations, delivering solutions that create competitive advantage, streamline operations, decrease overhead and increase returns—solving for manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, and research and development challenges.

Our integrated approach encompasses all aspects of the auto industry, from lease administration, transaction management and portfolio optimization consulting, to strategic planning and site selection, M&A integration and asset monetization. Whether your goals include one location or a multi-market global portfolio, we’ll manage your business as if it were ours, putting you in the driver’s seat.

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Jun 26, 2019

M&A in the Global Automotive Industry Part II

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M&A in the Global Automotive Industry Part I

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Shared Economies and the Real Estate Implications of the USMCA

Relationships with our North American neighbors are vital to the U.S. economy, and with the likely passage of USMCA, all the countries involved will benefit from stronger trade protections and incentives to keep goods and workers in North America.
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Feb 1, 2019

It Starts with Labor: The Importance of Labor Analysis in Automotive Site Selection

As automotive manufacturers and suppliers manage growth, evaluating local labor markets must be a key criterion in the site selection process.
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Jun 2, 2020

2019 Year-End North America Big Box Review and Outlook

Core markets continue to be the destination of choice for many occupiers, while emerging secondary markets that are near population centers and in close proximity to logistics hubs continue to grow.
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Sep 24, 2019

2019 Midyear North America Big Box Review and Outlook

Strong demand in North America big-box markets outweigh the headwinds of global trade for the foreseeable future.
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Mar 29, 2019

Industrial Logistics & Transportation Solutions 2018 Year-End Big-Box Review and Outlook

While final-mile real estate got the majority of the press, the backbone of distribution throughout North America remained regional big-box distribution centers.
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Oct 3, 2018

Industrial Logistics & Transportation Solutions 2018 Midyear Big-Box Review and Outlook

The North American big-box market continues to ride a wave of robust demand brought on by a solid U.S. economy and, of course, the rapid rise of e-commerce.
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Global Automotive Desk leadership


Ernie Himsl
Director, EMEA | London
Global Automotive Desk Co-Chair

13 years of overall experience, the last 7 years in EMEA. My career has been entirely focused on Occupier services moving from Transaction Management to Corporate Solutions.

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Tammy Tang
LEED Green Associate, BBA (Hons)
Managing Director | China

I have over 21 years' experience in the China real estate market, working in both developers and brokerage sides. In the last 12 years, I have specialized in Business Parks, Industrial, Logistics and Data Centers all over China.

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Executive leadership

Automotive Desk experts


Rafael McCadden
Director Industrial & Logistics | Mexico City
Mexico Chair

Rafael is a committed corporate industrial/logistics services specialist focused in representing Global corporations as well as institutional Real Estate companies for over 20 years. His experience in representing corporations in multiple markets throughout Mexico, that has allowed him to develop a high-level corporate real estate strategy for his clients.

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Graham Meader
Executive Vice President | Toronto
Canada Chair

Graham is an active member of Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Team. He has been with Colliers International for 20 years specializing in industrial leasing within the Toronto West market. Graham has a passion for industrial real estate and has established himself as a perennial top-performer nationally and as a reliable partner within his office, amongst his US colleagues and his long-term clients. Graham prides himself for his uncommon market knowledge.

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