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Commercial real estate firm adopts new name
Pacific Business News by Duane Shimogawa, Reporter
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:00am HST
Reporter – Pacific Business News
|After nearly four decades as Colliers Monroe Friedlander, one of Hawaii’s leading commercial real estate firms has officially adopted a new name: Colliers International.
Besides the name change, no other changes are expected at the Hawaii firm.
The move is part of a campaign undertaken by Colliers offices across the United States and around the globe to bring Colliers International real estate professionals and service lines under one brand.
Last October, a similar move was done by another of Hawaii’s commercial real estate leaders, CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., which changed its corporate name to CBRE Group Inc.
CBRE CEO Brett White said the change is the “natural next step in the evolution of our corporate identity.”
The consolidation under a single brand for Colliers International signifies its commitment to provide clients with seamless access to a complete set of real estate services, locally, nationally and internationally, according to Colliers International Hawaii President Sarah Lee Morihara.
“Our clients can continue to rely on us as the local market experts in Hawaii, while benefiting from the strength of the Colliers’ best-in-class platform, comprehensive real estate services offering, strong financial footing and cutting-edge technology,” Morihara said in a statement.
The Monroe and Friedlander roots reach back to 1973 when two businessmen — Donald E. Monroe Sr. and Andrew D. Friedlander — founded the company.
“Colliers International continues to be a dominant, global real estate brand,” Friedlander said in a statement. “Don and I are excited to embark on the next era of our business and know that we will, as always, provide our clients with innovation and best practices for many years to come.”
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 12,500 employees operating out of more than 500 offices in 61 countries.
It has more than 110 employees across the state, including at least 100 on Oahu.
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