Commercial Real Estate Leader Colliers International Connects Globally, Fosters Community

National Meeting in San Diego demonstrates commitment to employee growth

SEATTLE and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Colliers International kicks off its annual National Meeting in San Diego. This three-day event is just one of the ways in which Colliers showcases its enterprising spirit by recognizing the achievements of the industry's top performers, sharing best practices, and bringing together top leaders from around the world to help shape the future of commercial real estate.

The National Meeting will bring together more than 1,400 professionals from its U.S. operations and key stakeholders from around the globe.

"Our event not only shows Colliers' investment in top talent, but also demonstrates our commitment as a company to support local communities," said Jim Spain, regional managing director for Colliers in San Diego, and the meeting's host. "We're thrilled to welcome so many professionals to San Diego and we're really excited to be able to give back to the local community where we work and live."

While in town, Colliers is raising funds in support of a national charity with strong ties to the San Diego community: the Fisher House Foundation. Colliers is raising funds through personal donations and by hosting a 5K run/walk on October 4 along the Embarcadero. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military families in their time of need.

The national meeting is also a cornerstone of the collaborative culture and deep expertise that Colliers has made a central part of its success. "We continue to see payoff in productivity, performance and energy when our teams come together, form connections and share experiences," said Dylan Taylor, CEO of Colliers International U.S. "We believe that bringing our professionals together is invaluable and has helped us launch new initiatives, service lines and industry innovations, such as our New Generation practice group. Our people are the life and breath of this company, and we want to make sure they remain inspired and equipped with the tools and expertise they need to be industry leaders and accelerate our clients success."

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About Colliers International
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world, with over 12,300 professionals operating out of more than 522 offices in 62 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International the top U.S. real estate company. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

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