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Colliers is a leader in global real estate, offering comprehensive services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers around the world. With professionals in 68 countries worldwide, we are united by our spirit of enterprise. We take initiative, think creatively, collaborate to achieve and use our expertise to innovate. Our 15,000 employees embrace a culture of service excellence. We strive to deliver the best service experience, in both the business results we achieve and through personal attention, to exceed our clients' expectations.

  • Industrial CRE Has All the Right Moves

    Brian A. Lee | July 25, 2022

    Continuing its record-setting pace, the industrial sector feeds off access and fuels alternatives, according to a Colliers study.

  • How Retail Capital Markets Stack Up Against Other Asset Types

    HOLLY AMAYA | June 10, 2022

    The sector has converted skeptics as it emerges from the pandemic stronger, says Colliers' El Warner and Anjee Solanki in the exclusive video from ICSC 2022 Las Vegas.

  • How Big Is the Big Box Space?

    HOLLY AMAYA | June 09, 2022

    According to Colliers' Stuart Thain and Anjee Solanki in this exclusive video from ICSC 2022 Las Vegas, the next big thing for the category may come from an unexpected source: it's land.

  • What Will the Future of Work Look Like?

    Brian Lee | May 18, 2022

    Knowing the major work challenges and adopting the right alignment approach will help organizations successfully reimagine their workplaces, according to Colliers' study.

  • Strength Amid "Transformational" Shifts for STNL

    Brian Lee | April 25, 2022

    CRE investors sought security during the pandemic which resulted in record volumes in the single-tenant and net-lease sector, according to Colliers report.

  • Colliers Partnership Powers Data Centers to Next Level

    Brian Lee | November 29, 2021

    Major data center trends, the global CRE leader's footprint and BCS Data Center Operations' expertise align for first-of-its-kind partnership.

  • How DEI Impacts Stretch Beyond the Headcount

    Brian Lee | October 19, 2021

    Colliers' DEI program raises awareness, boosts fairness and expands opportunity while leveraging 'stronger together' for corporate benefit.

  • Is the Office Market Stabilizing?

    Brian Lee | September 30, 2021

    While many companies ponder a return to the office and plan hybrid work models, office market experts are keeping an eye on net absorption and sublease space.

  • The Return to Office Ins & Outs

    Brian Lee | August 30, 2021

    The right return to office approach not only helps business performance, it also supports talent retention and acquisition.

  • How EVs Are Charging Their Own Path for Retail

    Brian Lee | July 28, 2021

    EVs are shaping a new way in transportation. Will they do the same for auto retail as well?

  • What's Next for Flex?

    Brian Lee | June 16, 2021

    The pandemic triggered uncertainty in the office sector, and reinforced the need for more flexibility, according to Colliers International.

  • Why Life Sciences Are Experiencing a New Vitality

    Brian Lee | May 20, 2021

    The sector has grown in size and interest from investors and developers, according to Colliers.

  • Why Flight to Stability Is Fueling STNL Investment

    Brian Lee | April 19, 2021

    While the pandemic laid low many CRE markets, it highlighted even more investment advantages in the single tenant net lease sector, according to Colliers report.

  • Investor Sentiment Points to a Strong 2021

    Brian Lee | March 15, 2021

    The outlook suggests strong fundamentals and attractive alternatives will highlight 2021, according to Colliers report.

  • How the Pandemic Is Changing CRE Through Innovation

    Brian Lee | February 04, 2021

    Facing a once-in-a-century pandemic might've felt like backs against the CRE wall, but instead the industry has gone back to the future.

  • An Office Environment Unlike Any Other

    Brian Lee | August 27, 2020

    How will the pandemic and the 'largest social experiment of all time' change the office sector?

  • Why Salt Lake City Is Primed to Lead Post-Pandemic

    Brian Lee | August 18, 2020

    Strong fundamentals and major projects help Utah's capital city regain its real estate altitude.

  • CRE Investor Clarity Leads to Renewed Optimism

    Brian Lee | July 30, 2020

    Deal volume should return to normalcy in 2021, according to Colliers International's Investor Sentiment Survey.

  • How Communication Will Be Vital to a Safe Return to the Office

    Brian Lee | June 29, 2020

    While COVID-19 has led to social distancing, communication should bring people together in an informed, unified approach to reopening workspaces.

  • A Global Perspective | How Retail Will Emerge from the Pandemic

    Anjee Solanki, National Director, Retail Services, Colliers and Neil Saunders, Managing Director, GlobalData Retail | June 29, 2020

    This conversation between Anjee Solanki, national director of retail services at Colliers International, and Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail, will look at what the pandemic has done to retail globally.

  • Post-Pandemic Shopping Realities

    Anjee Solanki, National Director, Retail Services, Colliers and Neil Saunders, Managing Director, GlobalData Retail | June 15, 2020

    As many businesses prepare for reopening, it is crucial to understand how to adapt to the new retail landscape. It is important to follow the changes in consumer behavior as they could unlock opportunities for commercial real estate organizations.

  • How to Leverage Technology to Adapt to COVID-19

    Brian Lee | May 28, 2020

    Companies rely on virtual value and innovative tools to navigate a changed CRE reality.

  • How COVID-19 Is Changing the Office Tenant-Landlord Relationship

    Brian Lee | April 20, 2020

    Landlords seek cover versus COVID-19 amidst some difficult office sector realities.

  • How Occupiers Can Adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Brian Lee | April 09, 2020

    There's even more value in versatility as tenants adjust their approach to current team and future spatial needs.

  • Why Data Centers Demand a Place in Your Portfolio

    Brian Lee | March 23, 2020

    Data centers are getting a lot of CRE attention with spending on public cloud computing forecast to more than double in four years.

  • Raleigh Is Taking off with Investors at a Heightened Scale

    Lisa Brown | December 20, 2019

    J. Scott Adams will oversee the new Colliers operation in Raleigh and recently shared insights on how the firm is committed to being the market leader in Raleigh, across the Carolinas and beyond in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • Office Market Ends Year on Solid Ground

    Lisa Brown | November 25, 2019

    Stephen Newbold, national director of office research in the US for Colliers International, recently discussed trends, challenges, technology amenities, flexible workspace and how WeWork's potential downsizing could affect the office market in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • Colliers' New NW Region President Sees Many Growth Opportunities

    Lisa Brown | October 28, 2019

    Kevin Morgan will lead the region's operations and business strategy with a focus on client service as well as developing, recruiting and retaining top professionals, learns in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • How Age Groups Are Challenging the Health System Revenue Model

    Lisa Brown | September 30, 2019

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Shawn Janus, national director of healthcare with Colliers International, recently discussed how it's incumbent on the healthcare industry to consider almost every age group when designing facilities.

  • Pittsburgh's Growth Spurt is Due to Tech Surge

    Lisa Brown | August 30, 2019

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Dick Cassetti, Colliers International Pittsburgh market leader, and Lisa Mikolay, Pittsburgh operations manager, recently discussed Colliers' recent growth in Pittsburgh and plans for increasing market share in the region with tech at the forefront.

  • Real Estate Gives Wellness a Home for Longevity 

    Lisa Brown | August 08, 2019

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Anjee Solanki of Colliers International discusses how wellness, including CBD products, are becoming mainstream and whether these concepts have the potential to heal what ails today’s aging and younger population.    

  • What Are the Keys to Broker Retention?

    Lisa Brown | July 02, 2019

    Once firms start connecting the physical workspace, workplace culture and have a management team in place to assist their professionals to transact and win business, it becomes a winning combination, Colliers' David Josker observes in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • Scoping Out Changing Retailer/Landlord Dynamics

    John Salustri | June 05, 2019

    In this exclusive video interview from RECon 2019, Colliers' Anjee Solanki and Gregg Healy explore the changing expectations of retailers toward their landlords.

  • Retail is Shaking Off its Dead Skin for a New Omnichannel Model

    Lisa Brown | May 16, 2019

    With ICSC's RECon 2019 approaching, Gregory Healy with Colliers International shares some exclusive insights into how brick and mortar is reinventing itself as e-commerce and retail dovetail.

  • Tenant Experience Enhancements Can Be Unlocked With Technology

    Lisa Brown | April 24, 2019

    As technology continues to play a huge role in the commercial real estate industry, companies are increasingly spring-boarding initiatives such as Colliers International's launch of Neighborhood Curated by Colliers.

  • Big Boxes Drive Same-Day Delivery Strategy

    Lisa Brown | March 29, 2019

    James Breeze, Pete Quinn and Gregg Healy of Colliers International highlight big-box fundamentals, take a look at demand factors and assess what lies ahead for 2019.

  • Flexible Workspace and Co-working Are Established, Expanding and Evolving

    Lisa Brown | February 25, 2019

    Although co-working and flexible workspaces still represent a relatively modest share of overall office occupancy, this type of office space is expanding rapidly and having a big impact throughout the industry.

  • What Was Once a Trend is Now the New Normal

    Lisa Brown | January 28, 2019

    As Cody Cannon joins Colliers International Group Inc. as executive managing director/market leader in Greater Los Angeles, he reflects on what to watch this year, pointing out there is room to run before the market truly softens.

  • Colliers Charts the Changing Course of Retail

    John Salustri | December 21, 2018

    The retail news, despite what the consumer press reports, isn't all doom and gloom, as you'll discover in this exclusive video interview from the ICSC New York Deal Making Conference.

  • Is This Spot in the Cycle as Good as it Gets?

    Lisa Brown | December 10, 2018

    Colliers economist Andrew Nelson says the economy is strong now but is likely to start slowing in 2019 and more intensely in 2020, as the Fed attempts a soft landing.

  • Southeast Will Remain a Picture of “Discipline” Amid Optimism

    Geoffery Metz | November 30, 2018

    This discipline is extending to multiple sectors and from investors, according to Ryan Kratz of Colliers International.

  • What's Driving Retail Click and Collect?

    Lisa Brown | October 31, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Anjee Solanki, national director of retail services with Colliers International, shares insights into the retail transformation, and how click-and-collect is now driving more in-store sales. 

  • Massive Government Contracting Drives Economy

    Lisa Brown | September 28, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Robert Hartley of Colliers says federal procurement and contracting is huge, and the flow of these dollars drives the economy, most recently in a positive direction.

  • Secondary Markets and 55+ Are Ripe for Development

    Lisa Brown | September 04, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Will Mathews of Colliers shares his insights into investor interest in secondary markets and Baby Boomers craving more market-rate active adult communities, which to this point, are rare.

  • Demand for Co-Working Still Insatiable

    Brian J. Rogal | August 08, 2018

    The amount of space dedicated to co-working in the Chicago market has more than tripled since 2014.

  • Renovated Suburban Properties Filling Up

    Brian J. Rogal | August 08, 2018

    Spending several million dollars on renovations can attract enough tenants to fill up properties once plagued by vacancies.

  • Colliers NJ Names Avison Young Exec to Replace Simon as EMD

    Steve Lubetkin | August 02, 2018

    "With Dennis, we are getting a seasoned real estate executive with decades of experience in managing brokerage firms, specifically within the New Jersey market,” says David Amsterdam, Colliers president - investments, leasing and eastern region.

  • Young Residents and Diverse Economy Jolt Chicago Growth

    Lisa Brown | July 27, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Jim Carris shares his insights into Chicago's business climate, North River Branch rezoning, notable downtown relocations including McDonald's and if Amazon will choose Chicago.

  • Demand for New Spec Keeps Up

    Brian J. Rogal | July 19, 2018

    As of the third quarter 2017, 52% of the speculative space delivered since 2013 had been leased, according to Colliers, and this figure increased to 62% by the end of June 2018.

  • Tech Adoption Requires Creating Value

    Lisa Brown | July 03, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Jake Edens of Colliers International discusses how technology is a game changer for today's brokerage firms.

  • Labor Shortage Now Afflicts Industrial Sector

    Brian J. Rogal | June 22, 2018

    The industrial world needs to start recruiting workers the way office users do.

  • Cincinnati Makes Its Mark as a Distribution Hub

    Brian J. Rogal | May 31, 2018

    Amazon is just one of many that has made this metro a center of its operations.

  • Tenants Filling Up New Big Box Product

    Brian J. Rogal | May 25, 2018

    Developers have slowed construction while tenants absorb the record-breaking construction of the past couple of years.

  • Indy Office Market Humming Along

    Brian J. Rogal | May 23, 2018

    An expanding tech sector has helped send unemployment down to 3.0%.

  • Blending Retail Realities When The Future is Now

    Lisa Brown | May 16, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Anjee Solanki, Colliers International national director of retail services, discusses the mixed and augmented reality of retail.

  • Smaller Industrial Buildings Make Great Investments

    Brian J. Rogal | May 14, 2018

    Infill industrial has become the darling of investors, but many deals don't attract the big REITs.

  • Suburban Corporate Headquarters Getting Redesigns

    Brian J. Rogal | April 27, 2018

    The new owners of OfficeMax's former HQ say it will soon have amenities similar to ones in Fulton Market properties.

  • How Uncertain Is the Market?  

    Lisa Brown | April 24, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, David Amsterdam of Colliers offers insights on how demand remains healthy with no shortage of capital in the market despite investors keeping a watchful eye on the pace at which the Fed continues to raise rates.

  • Multi-Dimensional Office Tells a Story to Investors, Tenants

    Lisa Brown | April 02, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Matt Musselman, Colliers' associate director of property marketing, and Laura Ford, Colliers EVP, offer insights on how landlords can make properties stand out.

  • The Next Big Trend in Industrial

    Carrie Rossenfeld | February 28, 2018

    Multi-story warehouse development hasn't caught on quite yet in the US, but it's a big trend in some Asian countries that will require an overhaul of 18-wheelers to be fully realized here, Colliers' Mike Kendall tells

  • Rightsizing: The Right Word for 2018 Retail

    John Salustri | December 29, 2017

    Rightsizing. That's the word for the coming year as brick-and-mortar retailers (at least those with a forward-looking platform) react to the multiple forces impacting their business. And that's the word from the retail executives of Colliers International in this exclusive video interview.

  • Sale Volume Down, But Foreign Interest Strong For East Coast CRE

    Carrie Rossenfeld | December 12, 2017

    While there has been a fairly dramatic decrease in sales volume this year due to a disconnect between buyers and sellers, there are pockets of strength and the outlook is positive for 2018, Colliers' Joe Harbert tells

  • Outlook 2018: Foreign Investment Remains Strong, Cost to Retain Tenants On the Rise

    Carrie Rossenfeld | November 01, 2017

    Tenant improvement allowances and free rent are up nationwide and growing at a more rapid pace, and there's been a real slowdown in velocity despite ample capital in the market, Colliers' Scott Latham and Andrew Nelson tell

  • What You Need to Know About Corporate HQ Site Selection

    Carrie Rossenfeld | October 10, 2017

    Whether it's within the same market or a move to a different market, shifting corporate headquarters requires an analysis of cost, talent and recruitment and technology, among other issues, Colliers executives tell

  • How Data Transparency is Transforming the Way Tenants do Business

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 21, 2017

    In an era of growing data transparency, Colliers International's Global Occupier Guide, which provides real-time market data and insights, empowers tenants to make quicker business decisions that will have immediate impacts on their business, executives tell

  • How Investors Find Opportunity in a Cooling Office Market

    Carrie Rossenfeld | July 11, 2017

    Investor strategies continue to shift toward suburban and second-tier markets that provide higher yields, but there are still buyers—particularly from overseas—for trophy central-business-district assets, Colliers' Cynthia Foster tells

  • Why Companies Must Challenge Old Workplace Spending Habits to Win the Talent Arms Race

    Carrie Rossenfeld | June 29, 2017

    With competition increasing, companies need to benchmark themselves against their competitors and reduce real estate costs while increasing productivity. The result is a constantly evolving business workplace strategy.

  • How Successful Retailers Are Managing Sector Uncertainty

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 24, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO— As the online segment continues to grow, brick-and-mortar stores who are succeeding today are shifting their focus to make the transition between online and offline shopping convenient.

  • Transaction Volumes Easing As Markets Near Peaks

    Carrie Rossenfeld | April 25, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO—While the commercial real estate markets remain strong, we're approaching the top of the cycle, with elevated pricing and some resistance from investors, Colliers International's Andrew Nelson tells

  • Law Firms' New Real Estate Strategies

    Carrie Rossenfeld | March 21, 2017

    CHICAGO—Like the traditional office sector, law firms are beginning to see the value in collaborative space, food amenities and long-term leases that allow them to amortize the capital expenses of modernizing their space, Colliers experts tell

  • The Main Logistics Challenges Industrial Users Face

    Carrie Rossenfeld | December 08, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—From fast changes in market dynamics to finding fulfillment centers that can satisfy same-day and one-hour delivery, industrial users have their work cut out for them, Colliers executives tell in this EXCLUSIVE analysis.

  • Why the Multifamily Market Still Has Room to Run

    Carrie Rossenfeld | November 18, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO—Population and demographic trends like reduced homeownership and Millennials delaying marriage and children create long-term structural advantages for multifamily that other sectors lack, Colliers' Andrew Nelson tells EXCLUSIVELY..

  • Central US Is No Longer a Flyover Market

    Carrie Rossenfeld | July 27, 2016

    DALLAS—The region is becoming a top destination for companies and a target for investors who are eyeing it anew in the wake of its economic expansion and job growth, Colliers' Steve Everbach tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • Total Impact of Panama Canal Widening May Be Delayed

    Carrie Rossenfeld | July 20, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—It may be a while before the full effect of the Panama Canal's widening is felt by both coasts' ports, the business world and the industrial real estate sector, Colliers' Dwight Hotchkiss tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • How Retailers Become Part of the Community Fabric

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 17, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO—Becoming ingrained in a community requires public outreach, judicious use of technology and analysis, but it can make the difference between a store's success or failure, Colliers International's Anjee Solanki tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • Industrial Remains 'In a Good Spot'

    Paul Bubny | April 22, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—That's the assessment of James Breeze, a 12-year industry veteran who has just joined Colliers International as its first-ever director of industrial research.

  • The Best-Kept Secret in Asset Classes

    Carrie Rossenfeld | April 14, 2016

    ATLANTA—Data-center sale/leasebacks make sense for investors who are seeking limited tenant turnover, high cap rates and TIs that keep the property current and are often paid for by the tenants, Colliers' Tim Huffman tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • Creative Tech Tenants Impact Leasing Activity Across the Nation

    Carrie Rossenfeld | March 21, 2016

    NEW YORK—Once heavily associated with the West Coast (Silicon Valley, in particular), creative office and tech space is making headway in other US markets, Colliers International's president of national office services Cynthia Foster tells

  • We're Slowing, but Not Falling Into a Recession

    Carrie Rossenfeld | February 05, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO—While several factors have economists and investors concerned, Colliers' chief economist Andrew Nelson puts the facts into perspective for and says the outlook is actually quite encouraging.


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Colliers is a leader in global real estate, offering comprehensive services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers around the world. With professionals in 68 countries worldwide, we are united by our spirit of enterprise. We take initiative, think creatively, collaborate to achieve and use our expertise to innovate. Our 15,000 employees embrace a culture of service excellence. We strive to deliver the best service experience, in both the business results we achieve and through personal attention, to exceed our clients' expectations.



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