NEW YORK CITY-In the first major personnel move in the New York metro region under Joe Harbert’s leadership, Howard Grufferman has joined Colliers International as vice chairman, according to a company statement. Known in the industry for specializing in tenant representation, financial services, technology, and legal sectors, he has closed more than $1 billion in transactions throughout his career.

Formerly a vice chairman with Grubb & Ellis, Grufferman’s arrival signals the first of what is expected to be several new strategic hires that will elevate Colliers International in the Tri-State market. Also from Grubb & Ellis, Hadley Springer has joined the New York office of Colliers as an associate director.

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