Executive Managing Director – Colliers International, Vancouver, B.C.

Joanna O'Callaghan


February 10, 2020

Colliers was founded in British Columbia in 1898 and is the largest commercial real estate services firm in Canada. Colliers International currently has operations in 68 countries and 17,000 enterprising people working collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. With more than 2,300 professionals in 43 offices, Colliers Canada has more than $16 billion of assets under management, comprising over 60 million square feet of high-quality office, retail and industrial real estate.

Reporting to the President of Brokerage Services, the Executive Managing Director (EMD) has full P&L ownership for the Vancouver Office and is responsible for leading a team of Managing Directors and real estate professionals in growing market share, revenue, and profitability for sustainable long-term success. The EMD will lead the Vancouver Office in maintaining and growing their position as the best commercial real estate company in the market as measured by revenue and market share.

Key areas of responsibility include market strategy development & execution; business development and client relationship management; coaching, mentorship and performance management of top performers; acquiring talent; leadership and creation of forward-thinking workplace culture. As the EMD for the Vancouver Office, you will excel at internal and external strategic level conversations inside client C suites. You will also play a key role in creating synergy across lines of business (REMS, Advisory, Project Services etc.).

The successful candidate will have extensive leadership experience in a service orientated business. Previous experience at the SVP/EVP/MD/Managing Partner level is a must. Commercial real estate experience is preferred. A track record of driving sustainable growth within a business environment is required. The EMD will be an innovator, unafraid to implement new ideas and strategies.

This is a unique opportunity for a talented executive to lead BC’s most successful commercial brokerage firm. Excellent executive compensation and opportunities for career development are available to an individual that demonstrates the drive and capability required.

To apply, please send your resume to Joanna O’Callaghan, Principal at Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners quoting “Executive Managing Director” in the subject: joanna@taylorryan.com

We thank all candidates in advance but only those qualified will be contacted.