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Colliers International names new CEO for Mena

DUBAI, May 3, 2020

Colliers International, a leading real estate professional services and investment management company, has appointed Ian Albert as the new chief executive for its affiliate offices in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. 
 
The move comes as its CEO John Davis has announced retirement after more than 20 years of service at Colliers.
 
Lauding his contribution, Colliers International CEO (Europe, Middle East and Africa)  Chris McLernon said: "Davis has demonstrated outstanding leadership over the past 20 years and I would like to thank him for his exemplary service. During his tenure he has driven significant growth and transformed our business in the Mena region."
 
"He was instrumental in establishing our presence in the region moving from one office in the UAE to six, becoming a Colliers EMEA board member and helping steer the business through several major economic cycles," stated McLernon. 
 
"We were fortunate to have someone with John’s experience to drive the growth in both geography and service lines," he added.
 
Albert has a track record of over 30 years in the real estate industry, the last 23 in the Mena region having held increasingly senior positions in both advisory companies and investment houses. 
 
For the last 12 years, he has led the Valuation and Advisory teams at Colliers in Mena.
 
Lauding the appointment, McLernon said: "Strategic succession planning is key to ensuring continuity for our clients and our people and Albert has the right mix of experience and expertise to continue building on Colliers’ success to date and effect a truly seamless transition."
 
“It will be a huge privilege to lead Colliers in the Mena region. We are a truly global company full of talented and innovative professionals,” stated Albert. 
 
“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Davis for his remarkable leadership and wish him and his family a safe and healthy future,” he added.
 
In his commenst, Davis said: "After more than 30 years of working across various global real estate markets, retirement is going to be a big adjustment but one that I am looking forward to."
 
"I am proud of the growth we, as a team, have achieved over the years across the Mena region," he stated.
 
"Having worked closely with Ian since he joined Colliers nearly two decades ago, I’m confident that under his leadership, our businesses across the Mena region will continue to prosper," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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