Colliers Adds Technology Leader to Support U.S. Business Growth
Jake Edens joins firm as Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. today announced that Jake Edens has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation | USA. In his new role, Edens will manage the technology and innovation strategy for the U.S. business.
Working directly with Colliers business leaders and IT teams, Edens will create and build cutting-edge applications for professionals, and support staff to help Colliers foster an organized and connected data ecosystem. Colliers will also gain a national enterprise partnership with REscour, the successful commercial real estate data platform founded by Edens.
“Adding a technology thought leader like Jake is just another example of our unwavering commitment to accelerate the successes of our clients and our professionals,” said Marty Pupil, Colliers International President | U.S. Brokerage. “Attracting top-tier talent like Jake will help Colliers continue to stand out from the competition, and further strengthen our leadership team in the U.S. as we take our company to the next level.”
Prior to joining Colliers, Edens served as founder and CEO of REscour, a platform that utilizes proprietary market analysis based on data aggregation to help commercial real estate professionals make better decisions. Jake was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and REscour was recognized by Venture Atlanta as one of the “Top 5 Startups to Watch in 2016.”
“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Jake for many years and know first-hand how his capabilities can benefit Colliers’ clients and professionals,” said Gil Borok, Chief Operating Officer | USA. “Under Jake’s leadership, Colliers will further its position as the most enterprising commercial real estate services firm globally.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the Colliers family and am fully aligned with its entrepreneurial and energetic culture,” said Jake Edens. “I can’t wait to start paving the way for new innovative technologies, strategies and ideas that will further assist our professionals to deliver service excellence to clients.”
About Colliers International Group Inc.
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading real estate services company with a global brand operating in 69 countries and a workforce of more than 12,000 skilled professionals serving clients in the world’s most important markets. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.
Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers has also been ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.
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