The objective is simple, derive the greatest value for the client
Leveraging the combined understanding of the client’s goals and constraints with leading technology, experience and passion for doing what’s right. Our outcomes move the needle and demonstrate long term value for our clients with operational savings that are realized both immediately, as well as continue to be recognized over time.
Transportation consistently ranks as the number one cost driver in overall distribution cost, frequently more than 50% of those costs. Any location strategy needs to understand this as the primary consideration in developing a distribution location strategy.
How our experts help
As a differentiator, the Colliers Supply Chain Solutions team consists of only seasoned supply chain experts from industry who support clients in assisting clients with strategic supply chain related planning. The team bridges the space between the world of supply chain and the world of commercial real estate.
If the client has internal supply chain capabilities, Colliers Supply Chain Solutions team can serve as an intermediary in aligning the internal supply chain objectives into achievable goals centered around a robust location strategy.
For companies that do have internal supply chain capabilities, the Colliers team can serve as a proactive partner in both location strategy consulting, as well as supporting layout, process and incremental improvements within the four walls of the operation.
Head of Client Experience | Executive Vice President, Occupier Services | Global
Denver - Downtown
I am focused on ensuring Colliers' Occupier Services clients receive best-in-class service delivery reinforced by a mindset of continuous improvement. My responsibilities include: account growth, setting direction on account strategy & innovation initiatives with an emphasis on maximizing service excellence, regular strategic engagement with clients, executive sponsor of our program to develop our account executives and directors and ongoing leadership of Technology and Consulting Services in the Americas.
Global Occupier Services Outsourced Account Leadership Executive Oversight & Governance for Outsourced Account Solutions for Tech Sector Clients Footprint & Real Estate Portfolio Planning
Business Intelligence Platform & KPI Development
M&A Integration Roadmaps & Operational Playbooks
CRE Organizational Effectiveness & Design
Capital Planning & Forecasting
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions
Los Angeles - Downtown
Brewster Smith leads the Supply Chain Solutions team for Colliers' Occupier Services group. He is a supply chain consulting leader focused on developing and implementing solutions for OPEX reduction and service improvement. Over the course of his career, he has helped clients to identify and / or achieve $141 million in logistics related cost savings. Brewster’s functional specializations include supply chain network optimization, site selection, transportation strategy, distribution center design, distribution center design, inventory targeting, 3PL strategic sourcing and robotics / automation evaluation. In his 22 years of experience as a supply chain practitioner, Brewster has advised, 60+ organizations on 3 different continents in both the private and public sectors. Prior to Colliers, Brewster held management positions with Penske Logistics, Accenture, Tompkins International and TriVista. He received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.