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Randall Book and Team Joins Colliers International in Detroit

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Randall Book and Team Joins Colliers International in Detroit13:15 EDT Tuesday, April 26, 2011- Top Producers to Bolster Tenant Representation Division for Detroit, Ann Arbor Offices; Accelerates Momentum of National Recruiting Drive -SEATTLE and DETROIT, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Randall Book, a veteran real estate executive with more than two decades of industry experience, has joined Colliers International's Detroit regional office as senior vice president.  Book, who brings his three-person team to Colliers International, will spearhead tenant representation assignments for both the Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich. offices. He will continue to be based in Detroit. Book is known as one of the most adept and creative tenant representatives in the industry. During his career, he has completed a host of complex tenant representation assignments ranging from building sales and leasing evaluations to advising clients on 500,000 square-foot build-to-suit projects. He previously served as the national head of Grubb & Ellis' tenant representation practice, where he ranked among the firm's top ten producers every year for the past five years. Prior to Grubb & Ellis, Book spent sixteen years working for Cushman & Wakefield in its corporate services department. A 2001 winner of the firm's Deal of the Year Award, he was promoted to senior vice president only three years into his tenure with Cushman & Wakefield. Book is an active member of CoreNet Global.  "Randall Book and his team are the consummate tenant representation professionals for our Detroit and Ann Arbor offices," said Dylan Taylor, chief executive officer for Colliers International in the U.S.  "His team is one of the best in the business, and represents the kind of high-caliber professionals that we are actively speaking with throughout the nation. I am confident that the arrival of Randall and his team will accelerate the success of Colliers International's regional and national clients." "Our focus has always been on enabling our clients to maximize their real estate goals," Book said.  "By joining Colliers International, my team and I will instantly build on the momentum that we have already established. Colliers International is blazing an exciting new trail in the industry, and we're absolutely thrilled to have joined forces with such an innovative and growing enterprise."  The Randall Book team that joins Colliers International also consists of Patrich Jett, LEED AP, who joins Colliers International as vice president, and Suzanne George and Julie Gitary. Jett, who will split his time between the Detroit and Ann Arbor offices, most recently worked in Grubb & Ellis? Tenant Advisory Group, representing a variety of local and national tenants. He was one of the first commercial real estate brokers in Michigan to achieve the LEED accreditation. George will serve as Response Marketing Associate, and Gitary will serve as Account Coordinator.  Both will be based in Detroit. 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. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International as the top U.S. real estate company and the latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. SOURCE Colliers InternationalFor further information: Richard Mulieri, richard@themarino.org, or Russ Colchamiro, russ@themarino.org, of The Marino Organization, +1-212-889-0808