As part of the restructuring process, managing director of realestate management services John Dahlin will oversee acquisition,disposition and property management. In addition, SVPs Brian F.Raczynski and Tim Watters were hired from CB Richard Ellis tohandle leasing for Colliers.

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"Instead of saying we have a property management and brokeragecompany, what we've done is restructured ourselves into threelines; new development, tenant business and landlord business,"comments Mike Fitz-Gerald, Colliers managing director. "It's on thelandlord business side where we're taking all the services aproperty owner requires, and bringing them together."

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Fitz-Gerald tells GlobeSt.com that the move came about fromtalking to clients, and learning that separate departments weren'tthe most efficient way in which to do business. "The more westarted to understand some of the clients' needs, the more apparentit was that we were organized for our convenience, and not for theconvenience of the client," Fitz-Gerald comments.

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Another part of the service offering will involve assistingoffice clients to take their buildings to LEED certification. "Webelieve strongly that, within five years, most buildings are goingto be LEED-Silver certified," Fitz-Gerald says. "We're doing thisto help the building owners move in that direction."

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With the Landlord Advisory Group up and running on the officeside, Colliers' management is ready to begin something similar forretail asset owners. Fitz-Gerald says the company is seeking aleasing team that can fit into the plans, much like Raczynski andWatters have done on the office side. Though he wouldn't mentionspecifics, Fitz-Gerald acknowledges that the company is close tofinding the team and launching the group for retail.

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