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Industry Veteran Andrew Barnicke Joins Colliers as Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, Canada

TORONTO, April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industry veteran Andrew Barnicke has joined Colliers International - Canada as Vice Chairman, Capital Markets. Barnicke will lead Colliers’ National Capital Markets team assisting clients to acquire and dispose of institutional quality commercial real estate assets, source capital solutions and facilitate multi-market and international mandates.

“We are delighted to have Andrew join us in such an important leadership role,” said David Bowden, CEO of Colliers International - Canada. “Andrew is a highly trusted and well-connected industry expert. His market knowledge, proven track record and significant client relationships will accelerate the success of Colliers’ clients including institutional investors, REITs and private, public and foreign investors,” he concluded.

“Colliers’ unique enterprising culture and global platform were critical factors in my decision,” said Barnicke. “Colliers has the most extensive suite of services of any firm in this country and terrific momentum nationally and globally. I’m excited to be working with such a fine group of professionals and to be part of building the best in class capital markets program in Canada.”

Barnicke has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate, which includes serving as Partner and Senior Vice President at JJ Barnicke Limited, an independent commercial real estate firm acquired by DTZ in 2008.  

Most recently, Barnicke was Co-Founder and President of Barnicke Investments & Consulting, a private equity real estate firm focused on mixed-use and change-of-use opportunities in the Greater Toronto area where he acquired or funded projects representing more than 1.1 million square feet. Barnicke has been an active participant in industry and business organizations for many years including serving as a board member of the International Council of Shopping Centres Canada. Barnicke currently serves as a member of the board of the Ivey Business School Institute of Entrepreneurship as well as the Curators’ Circle Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Barnicke will be based in Colliers’ Toronto Downtown office at 1 Queen Street.

About Colliers

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIG) is an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 professionals operating in 66 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, 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 International has been ranked among the top 100 outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ Global Outsourcing for 11 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.

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For further information, contact:

Lex Perry
Director Marketing and Market Intelligence Canada
604 506 5852
lex.perry@colliers.com