Colliers International expands Project Management in Australia

Acquisition strengthens services to property owners and developers

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading global commercial real estate firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) today announced the acquisition of NixAnderson, an Australian project management firm with extensive experience in corporate property and infrastructure delivery services. Since 1999, NixAnderson has been providing world class project management and planning services across Australia and New Zealand. These services include project management, program management, property acquisition services, workspace consulting, and feasibility studies, to a broad range of industry verticals, including social infrastructure, defence, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and commercial. NixAnderson has over 30 professionals with a combined industry experience of over 200 years. The acquisition more than doubles the number of Colliers project management professionals in the Australia and New Zealand business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to become part of Colliers International,” said Derek Nix and Scott Anderson. “Combining our expertise in corporate property and infrastructure delivery services with the Colliers International platform, both in Australia and globally, enhances our ability to provide industry leading service to existing and new clients. Further, there is an extremely strong alignment with the entrepreneurial spirit that exists throughout Colliers. We are excited to join this world class, growing organization.”

“The acquisition of NixAnderson builds on our reputation for delivering complex projects and positions Colliers International for even greater growth in the region,” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand. “Our new and expanded project management capability is well positioned to capitalise on the unprecedented level of capital investment in Australia and New Zealand’s commercial, residential and public infrastructure market segments.”

“What attracted us to NixAnderson was the combination of their strong cultural fit with Colliers International and their proven track of providing excellent project management services,” said Dylan Taylor, President & Chief Operating Officer. “By bringing in Derek and Scott and their team of industry-leading project management professionals, each of whom share the enterprising culture of Colliers, we are delivering on our promise to accelerate the success of our clients.”

About Colliers International

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that helps clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers also has been ranked the top property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

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Company Contact:
John B. Friedrichsen
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (416) 960-9500

John Kenny
Chief Executive Officer | Australia & New Zealand
Phone: +61 2 9257 0212