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Colliers to Host Americas Conference in DC

U.S. Release


Colliers' first Americas Conference since the company went public last year will focus on the firm's true "difference"

NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 8, 2016) — Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) is hosting its annual Americas Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 8-10, 2016. More than 1,000 professionals from 18 countries will gather at the Washington Hilton for this historic, invitation-only event—Colliers’ first company gathering since it went public last year. Internationally renowned speakers and panelists will address the delegates over the three day conference that brings together Colliers top experts from around the business. Last week, Colliers reported its fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2015, with record annual revenues of more than $1.7 billion, adjusted EBITDA of more than $181 million, and adjusted earnings per share up more than 25% over 2014. 

“Our Americas Conference is a key event where our professionals gather to collaborate and network with team members from across the world with a focus on not just what we do, but how we do it,” says Craig Robinson, Colliers President | USA. “We are especially excited to celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months -- from going public in June to the incredible momentum built through acquisitions throughout the U.S. including Case Commercial in Dallas, SBS in the Northeast, Pointe Group Advisors in South Florida, Gateway Commercial in St. Louis, Summit Realty Group in Indiana as well as the expansion of our platform in Atlanta, Portland and Central Florida.” 

Bringing in industry heavyweights and influencers to discuss the changing CRE and business landscape, Colliers International’s signature gathering serves to ensure that the Colliers team continues to be at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and solutions. Attendees will enjoy lively discussions around business trends and best practices, making connections that will last far beyond the three-day event and share ways to meet their clients’ needs today and into the future. 

Colliers will provide live updates from the conference via @Colliers and #amcon2016 on Twitter. 

Highlights of the agenda include: 
  • Keynote addresses by General Colin Powell and Colliers executive leadership including Jay Hennick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dylan Taylor, President and COO and Craig Robinson, President | USA.
  • A State of the Capital Markets 2016 panel addressing key trends and opportunities featuring George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller, ULI Chief Content Officer Kathleen Carey and members of Colliers investment sales and capital markets teams.  
  • Colliers’ Andrew Nelson, Chief Economist | USA, and Damian Harrington, Head of EMEA Research, will present a session titled “The U.S. Economic Expansion—Lone Wolf or Leader of the Pack?” providing an overview of where the U.S. and its major trading partners are in the economic cycle, highlighting some challenges and looking at what to expect in the near future.  
  • An awards luncheon recognizing the achievements of our professionals within the business and the communities they serve.