Founded in 1976, Australian investment services firm Colliers owes its incredible growth to a long series of mergers and acquisitions. The first came just two years after it launched when the company joined forces with Hong Kong’s Tony Petty & Associates.
Over the next 30 years, the company was involved in no fewer than four multimillion-dollar deals, merging with Macaulay Nicolls, American Realty Services Group and the British firm Jardines.
After accumulating numerous divisions, legal entities, franchises and other organisational departments over several decades, Colliers consolidated its companies and franchises under a single name in 2010.
The aggressive growth strategy paid dividends. Today, Colliers is one of the world’s leading diversified professional services and investment management companies. It employs over 18,000 staff across 66 countries and delivers annual returns of approximately 20% per year for its shareholders. The company has annual revenues of $4.5 billion and manages assets worth $98 billion.
Still actively pursuing growth through merger and acquisition, Colliers remains committed to its mission to provide a full range of commercial and residential real estate services to occupiers, developers, owners and investors on a local, regional, national and international basis.
On top of this diverse service portfolio, the company issues an internationally respected annual Global Impact Report highlighting the industry’s progress towards realising a more sustainable and equitable future for all.