Commercial Real Estate Industry Veteran Scott Chandler Joins Colliers International

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Scott Addison, President, Brokerage Services, Colliers International Canada announced today the appointment of Scott Chandler, a highly-respected Canadian commercial real estate industry executive, as Senior Vice President, Advisory and Investment Sales, based in Toronto.  

With over 25 years' experience in commercial real estate in Canada, Chandler most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Ltd., Canada after previously leading its national Valuation and Advisory group.

"We're delighted to welcome Scott Chandler to Colliers and our growing Canadian commercial real estate services platform", said Addison. "Scott will focus on growing Colliers' advisory capabilities while augmenting our capital markets underwriting and sales teams. His reputation, depth of experience and strategic business savvy add to Colliers' already strong lineup of commercial real estate professionals, and his presence will enhance our ability to serve our clients across a broad spectrum of our industry," he added.

Chandler's real estate experience also includes his tenure at Scotia Capital where he led real property advisory and underwriting services, culminating in the team's sale of Scotia Plaza at King & Bay streets in Toronto for $1.3 billion, the largest single-asset sale in Canadian commercial real estate history.

"I am pleased and extremely excited to join the Colliers team," Chandler said "I look forward to working within its legendary enterprising culture, growing Canadian and global platform, and contributing to its stellar industry reputation of providing exceptional strategic advice, innovative and thoughtful solutions and all-around real estate industry acumen to an array of clients."

Chandler is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), where he previously sat on the board of the GTA chapter. He currently sits on the Real Estate and Housing Advisory Board for the University of Guelph.  He graduated with a B.A. (Economics) with a Business Administration Minor from Wilfrid Laurier University (1987) and an M.A. (Economics) from the University of Toronto (1994).

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG) is a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,300 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include brokerage, global corporate solutions, investment sales and capital markets, project management and workplace solutions, property and asset management, consulting, valuation and appraisal services, and customized research and thought leadership. Colliers International has been ranked among the top 100 outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' Global Outsourcing for 10 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.

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For further information: David Eisenstadt, tcgpr, Phone: 416-696-9900 x36, Email: deisenstadt@tcgpr.com; Chris Markovic, Director, Marketing & Market Intelligence, Colliers International, Phone: 416-643-3764/ (cell) 647-405-6404, Email: chris.markovic@colliers.com

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