Dylan Taylor Named New Global Chief Operating Officer for Colliers International

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SEATTLE and TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International along with its parent Company, FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select – FSRV; TSX – FSV), today announced that Dylan Taylor, formerly CEO I Americas, has been named as Chief Operating Officer | Global. Taylor will continue to report directly to Douglas P. Frye, President and CEO | Global.

Taylor joined Colliers International in June of 2009 as CEO | USA and under his leadership revenues and profits increased significantly. In 2012, Dylan was named CEO I Americas where he integrated operations, leveraged best practices and increased collaboration while achieving efficiencies and scalability across the region. Throughout his tenure, Dylan diligently grew operations internally and through acquisition, strengthening Colliers' Global Corporate Services and Capital Markets businesses and expanded its Asset and Property Management, Valuation and Real Estate Advisory Practices across the entire global platform. 

"Dylan will not only be able to support the Americas in his new role, he will also facilitate growth and innovation throughout our global operations including the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. There is no doubt that his leadership, vision and dedication to operational excellence has brought enormous value to our company," said Frye. "With leaders like Dylan, Colliers International is well positioned to continue to accelerate the success of our clients, partners and employees in the years to come."

Recently, Taylor was selected by the Aspen Institute as a member of its 2014 Class of Henry Crown Fellows, mobilizing leaders, all under the age of 45, to tackle the world's most intractable problems. Taylor was also selected as a Delphi Fellow for "Big Think," a digital knowledge forum that brings together top thinkers from around the world to contribute important ideas from their respective fields. He is the only real estate industry professional to receive both designations. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, commitment to society and his potential to impact the world through inspiring leadership, the World Economic Forum named him to its top 45 list of Young Global Leaders.

Taylor holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago, and was an honors graduate in engineering at the University of Arizona.

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Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers International delivers 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 insightful research. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select – FSRV; TSX – FSV) is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. FirstService manages more than 2.5 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International - one of the largest global players in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential - North America's largest manager of residential communities; and FirstService Brands - one of North America's largest providers of essential property services delivered through individually branded franchise systems and company-owned operations.

FirstService generates more than US$2.4 billion in annual revenues and has more than 24,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at www.firstservice.com


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