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Colliers International Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
10000+ employees
1898
Company - Public (CIGI)
Real Estate
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at Colliers International

Colliers International is an industry leading real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed company of its kind, with an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The results are in! Colliers has been named one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies for 2018!

    Colliers will be honored as a most admired company in the Commercial Real Estate & Development Companies category. Congrats to the entire team – there are numerous companies nominated by CEOs across the state, so landing on the final list is a huge honor!

  • Proud to announce that Colliers Canada is an Aon Gold Level Best Employer in Canada. This will be the third year in a row we’ve been named one of Canada’s best companies to work for. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJxF #BEColliers #LoveColliers #BestEmployerCanada.

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Colliers International – Why Work For Us?


BE Colliers Jobs Careers Commercial Real Estate

BE. One word. Two letters. 

Powerful enough to ignite careers and inspire people to want more--for themselves and others. 

These are the kinds of people who comprise the Colliers team.   

Our unique culture encourages people to bring their talents, expand their skills and carve a career path while contributing to Colliers’ success.

While at Colliers, you can expect to

BE a team player. You’ll work with other high performers and have access to strong local research and superior marketing support to help you achieve your results.

BE an expert. You’ll have the opportunity to acquire expertise and learn through formal and informal training and development programs, including:  

  • Colliers University
  • Global Camps
  • Management Development Program
  • Advisor Development Program (Acceleration Program)
  • Mentorship Programs

BE a collaborator. Our “flat structure” enables you to connect with senior leaders, top professionals and experts for support and mentoring. You’ll work with a wide range of people from different industries from around the world.

BE dynamic. Our client-centric culture gives you the opportunity to think on your feet and share innovative ideas. We believe that an exciting environment can and should exist within a large and established company.

BE community-minded. We’re proud to participate in our communities and give back to charitable organizations that make our world a better place.

→ You’re in control of your career. Whether you want to move quickly to the next level or laterally to build your expertise, we’ll support you through various learning and development opportunities, leadership training and our network of experts to offer guidance and mentoring. 

→ Every day is different. You’ll get to work on diverse and interesting projects that make a difference in our clients’ lives. Your office is wherever your clients need you to be - and it doesn’t have to be behind cubicle walls.

→ You’re in good company. You’ll play an active role in your city’s network of community builders, planners, developers and high-net worth individuals. You’ll also work alongside influencers, innovators and leaders in the business and across our global network.

→ Our clients know us and trust us. Colliers is the fastest growing global commercial real estate services firm in North America. We have a trusted, global brand that’s recognized and trusted by top business leaders. 

→ It’s never boring. We have a fast-paced, dynamic culture that rewards high performance and results. We don’t believe in bureaucracy; our flat organizational structure has the exciting environment of a start-up with the stability and security of an established business leader.

Now it’s your turn: Discover your BE

BE Colliers Jobs Careers Commercial Real Estate

OUR DIFFERENCE

We are enterprising. Colliers International (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate company with more than 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. What sets us apart is not what we do, but how we do it. Our enterprising culture encourages Colliers people to think differently, share great ideas and create effective solutions that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers International is the advisor of choice for many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Colliers delivers a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors across all sectors worldwide, never competing with clients, preferring instead to remain the ultimate and unbiased choice in global real estate services.

OUR CLIENTS

Colliers client relationships are built on experience, speed-to-market and enduring trust. We only succeed if our clients succeed. As one of only a few companies with a truly global platform, more than 15,000 Colliers people worldwide are unified by the power of delivering services seamlessly, wherever our clients choose to do business. Colliers people look for unrealized potential, challenging themselves to see things differently, and achieving outcomes that exceed our clients’ expectations.

OUR PEOPLE

Colliers is the place where creative and entrepreneurial people with high integrity choose to make a difference. Colliers people are passionate about what they do, take personal responsibility for success and don’t like unnecessary red-tape—all natural extensions of our enterprising culture.

Colliers attracts, develops and retains people who put clients first and challenge themselves to provide advice that support the best business decisions. Colliers people are successful because they enjoy what they do. They are serious about their work yet don’t take themselves too seriously.

OUR STRATEGY

At Colliers, our growth strategy allows us to remain focused on doing the right things for our clients, our people, our community and our shareholders every day. We strive to grow our business faster than industry growth rates and we augment our internal growth with prudent and strategic acquisitions designed to increase market share, expand service offerings and extend our geographic reach for the benefit of our clients and shareholders.

OUR SHAREHOLDERS

For more than 20 years, Colliers proven track record of creating value for shareholders has resulted in superior returns and industry growth. Colliers people also own significant equity in our business, bringing pride of ownership to everything we do. No other global real estate service firm has created more value for shareholders than the people of Colliers International.

Whether commercial real estate advisors, marketing professionals, IT experts or other roles, our career opportunities have one common goal: To help the best and brightest exceed their potential. And ours.

MARKET LEADERSHIP

The 2013 Lipsey Survey named Colliers the second-most-recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. In 68 countries, we are fully immersed in our local markets, bringing an enterprising approach to supporting our clients, wherever they may be.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

At Colliers, we’re focused on helping our professionals realize their career dreams – in their native countries or abroad. We offer global career opportunities, professional development and support, and Colliers University – a rich platform of training programs and tools which have proven to take our professionals’ performance to the next level.


INSPIRING CULTURE

We push each other to be better than we thought we could be. We go the extra steps for our clients and partners, creating memorable experiences that enhance and grow our relationships. And we have a lot of fun along the way.

Colliers International is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, otherwise qualified disabled, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Colliers International is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, and discipline. Colliers International will not discriminate or retaliate against applications who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

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    "Great culture and workplace!"

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    Pros

    Best culture in our industry
    Most family friendly management
    Most entrepreneurial team
    Greatest community engagement of any firm that I have seen in our market in any industry.
    Leadership team deserve the highest respect

    Cons

    None that I can think of really

    Advice to Management

    Create more systematic sales team management to optimize productivity

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Colliers International Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Colliers International (Dallas, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    very relaxed atmosphere. just some q and a about my resume and some behavioral questions. she asked what I liked about real esate and what I liked about the company specifically. nothing technical or any trick questions

    Interview Questions

    • what are your biggest strengths and weaknesses   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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Colliers International Awards & Accolades

  • Top Company for Millennial Women, Mogul, 2017
  • Aon Hewitt Platinum Level Best Employer in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2017
  • 2017 Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion, Mogul, 2017
  • Aon Hewitt Gold Level Best Employer in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2017
  • Aon Hewitt Gold Level Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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