I am the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and largest shareholder of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX -- CIGI). Colliers International is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing commercial real estate service firms with more than 15,000 skilled professionals in 68 countries. I'm also the Founder, Chairman and largest shareholder of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ -- FSV and TSX -- FSV.TO). FirstService Corporation is the largest manager of multifamily residential properties in North America and a leading provider of property services.
Before establishing FirstService, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Doctorate of Laws from the University of Ottawa before embarking on a successful career as a corporate lawyer. In 1998, I received Canada's coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2001 was named Canada's CEO of the year by Canadian Business Magazine.In 2011, I received an Honorary Doctorate from York University and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa.
I currently serve as Immediate Past Chairman of Sinai Health System in Toronto and formerly was the Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. My wife, Barbara, and I have also established the Hennick Family Foundation to support causes in health care and education including: (i) The Hennick Family Wellness Gallery at The Mount Sinai Hospital; (ii) The Hennick Centre of Business and Law, a joint program of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in Toronto; and (iii) The Jay Hennick JD - MBA Program at the University of Ottawa.
In 1998, I was awarded Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2001, I was named Canada's CEO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine, and in 2011 received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University and the University of Ottawa.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto and a Doctorate of Laws from the University of Ottawa.