July 6, 2010
By Keat Foong, Executive Editor, Multi-Housing News
New York Colliers held its first annual Global Leadership Summit in Manhattan recently. The three-day meeting, which brought together clients and Colliers brokers from all over the world, concluded with a talk by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell at the Jazz at Lincoln Center theater.
Colliers International has undertaken recently a rebranding and investment campaign to combine its real estate experts worldwide and service lines under one banner. Under this model, local Colliers brokers continue to own real equity in the company.
In late April, Colliers International combined operations and global real estate services platforms with FirstService Real Estate Advisors, which also began operating as Colliers International, forming one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services organizations.
Colliers’ recent Global Leadership Summit consisted of high-level strategy sessions and client meetings. Douglas Frye, global CEO of Colliers International, introduced Gladwell, author of such books as “Blink” and “Tipping Point.” Frye said that the investment sales industry would need a different approach in the next three years.
“Our efforts towards becoming the market leader in the United States are beginning to pay dividends,” said Dylan Taylor, CEO for Colliers International in the U.S.