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Colliers International Further Expands Platform With Addition of Anthony & Co. in Raleigh-Durham Market

Friday, October 08, 2010

Colliers International Further Expands Platform With Addition of Anthony & Co. in Raleigh-Durham Market09:30 EDT Friday, October 08, 2010- Global Firm Strengthens North Carolina Operations -SEATTLE and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International has continued the unprecedented growth of its U.S. platform with the addition of the Raleigh-Durham market's premier commercial real estate firm, Anthony & Co.  This latest addition to the Colliers International platform brings the number of markets added in 2010 to eight.By joining Colliers International, Anthony & Co. will make the transition from a local top performer to a key component of one of the world's top tier real estate brands, with 15,000 employees operating out of more than 480 offices in 61 countries and with revenues of nearly $2 billion.  There will be no changes in leadership or personnel as a result of the move to Colliers International."Colliers International continues the march toward our goal of becoming the undisputed U.S. market leader," said Dylan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International in the U.S.  "In every instance where we've expanded the Colliers International platform, it was the top firms in those markets that have combined forces with us.  Anthony & Co. is just the latest example of how Colliers International continues to attract the best the industry has to offer."Jim Anthony, CEO and Founder of Anthony & Co. explains: "After serving our clients for over 23 years under the Anthony & Co. brand, and with a North Carolina corporate pedigree dating back to 1957, we are excited to announce that we have joined global industry leader Colliers International.  As part of Colliers we are able to build on our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality commercial real estate services in the region.  Our clients will continue to rely on our local market expertise and connections, while benefiting from the national and international growth opportunities and resources of Colliers International."  Earlier this year, Colliers International announced that it combined operations and global real estate services platforms with FirstService Real Estate Advisors.  Since then, the organization has embarked on an extensive rebranding effort in which all its local operations have adopted the Colliers International name and branding.  Anthony & Co. will do the same.With offices in Raleigh and Durham, Anthony & Co. is the oldest and most experienced commercial real estate services company in Eastern North Carolina. The firm was named to the Top 10 of the Top 100 North Carolina Small Businesses for the past two years by Triangle Business Leader.  Anthony & Co. offers tenant and buyer, landlord and seller representation, development services, corporate consulting, real estate advisory and counsel, investment management, land sales, and property/facilities management in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, and throughout the Carolinas. The Anthony & Co. team has the deepest local roots, the highest experience per producer, and the broadest relationship connections of any company in its marketplace. Colliers International has expanded its platform in seven other markets in addition to Raleigh-Durham this year alone, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Long Island and Nashville.About Colliers InternationalColliers International is the third largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 15,000 professionals operating out of more than 480 offices in 61 countries.  A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), 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.  The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.   Contact: Richard Mulieri, Richard@themarino.org, or Parke Chapman, Parke@themarino.org, +1-212-889-0808, both for ColliersSOURCE Colliers InternationalFor further information: Richard Mulieri, Richard@themarino.org; or Parke Chapman, Parke@themarino.org; +1-212-889-0808, both for Colliers