President & Chief Executive Officer | Canada
Brian Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer I Canada at Colliers International, Canada’s leading commercial real estate services and investment management firm. He assumed the role on March 31, 2020 and is responsible driving growth and establishing the strategic direction of the business in the region. In addition to his role as President and CEO in Canada, Brian is also a member of the global senior executive team that sets the vision and strategy for Colliers International.
Prior to being appointed President and CEO in March 2020, Brian served as Chief Operating Officer I Canada at Colliers, overseeing operations of the Canadian business, including business development, finance and accounting, marketing and communications, IT and human resources. While in this role, Brian worked closely with the senior leadership team to refine Colliers’ fully integrated service offering and establish strategic areas of focus for the business.
Brian has spent his career fostering innovation and driving change, solving complex problems and continuously challenging and improving operations. An experienced General Manager, Corporate Strategist, Sales Leader, and Marketer, Brian worked at Iron Mountain for over a decade before joining Colliers, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Canada. Brian has had extensive experience in both the US & Canada and prior to Iron Mountain was a Corporate Strategist at Avon Products and Management Consultant at Marakon Associates.
Brian holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group
David Bowden assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting at Colliers Canada on March 31, 2020. David most recently served as CEO I Canada at Colliers International, and will focus on integrating Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity in this new role, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients.
With more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC, comprised of less than 100 members, it is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector.
President, Brokerage Services Canada
Scott Addison is the President of Brokerage Services at Colliers Canada, Canada’s leading commercial real estate services firm. Scott has been working in commercial real estate for more than 30 years and is passionate about industry leadership and maximizing potential for Colliers people and its clients. Since joining Colliers Management Team, Scott has gone on to create a distinct culture of leadership, collaboration and superior client service.
Appointed to the position of President of Brokerage Services in October 2015, Scott has been instrumental in driving both organic and strategic growth of the brokerage business in Canada. Scott oversees 28 offices across the country, motivating teams to accelerate success and be leaders in Canada's real estate services industry. Committed to providing value-enhancing strategies and solutions, Scott champions Colliers’ robust CRM platform and data solutions to deliver timely market intelligence to clients.
President, Real Estate Management Services Canada
John Duda is the President of Real Estate Management Services, Canada. John began his career as Director of National Property Services at CIBC, joining Colliers in 2010. Appointed as head of Real Estate Management Services in 2017, John has driven significant growth both organically and strategically through the development of new service lines and markets. In his role as president, John a oversees 14 offices across Canada, working closely with local teams to create value-driven strategies in support of clients’ goals.
President | Colliers Project Leaders
Ottawa - Project Leaders
Entrepreneur and business leader Franklin Holtforster founded Colliers Project Leaders in 1989. As President he has grown the company into a leading real-property and infrastructure project management firm with offices across Canada and the Middle East. An engineer and Project Management Professional, Franklin has directed major capital projects for private- and public-sector clients, nationally and internationally.
Franklin serves on the Board of the Real Property Institute of Canada, is a recipient of the Order of Honour of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Province of Ontario Volunteer Award, a Warden of the Iron Ring, and a Canada’s Clean50 honouree.
An in-demand speaker on the topics of business, leadership and sustainability, Franklin has delivered variations of his Intentional Leadership workshop to a wide range of audiences.
Vice President, People Services – North America
As VP People Services for North America, Kerris provides senior HR leadership to support all business units across the US and Canada, approximately 7000+ professionals. She is responsible for leading the North American People Services team of more than 80 professionals, overseeing all aspects of talent management. Prior to this, Kerris was the Director of Talent Acquisition for North America leading all Talent Acquisition activity for the region. She coached, mentored and managed a high performing team of 18 Talent Acquisition specialists with a focus on strategic business partnerships, candidate experience excellence, employment brand championship, diversity & inclusion and continuous process improvement.
Before joining Colliers in 2017, Kerris worked at Catalyst Paper and was HR business partner to all corporate staff and the executive leadership team in Canada and the USA, including the Distribution Centres, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Solutions, Sourcing & Technical Services, HR and Corporate Services which involved regular visits to mill and manufacturing operations and offices in BC, Maine, Wisconsin and Ohio. In addition she was responsible for leading a team of 3 talent acquisition specialists in recruiting and enabling the selection of operations, trades, technical, professional, managerial and executive talent across the company in both the US and Canada – approximately 2,600 permanent staff (80% hourly & unionised).
Kerris' career has spanned two continents. Prior to relocating to Canada from the UK 9 years ago, she had a successful career in recruitment, working for a range of small boutique, large international, and self-owned search firms specialising in senior level executive search.
Vice President Marketing, Communications & Research | Canada
Lex has a demonstrated track record of successfully designing and implementing effective marketing programs for Colliers and for properties in all property types. One of Lex's greatest strengths is his understanding and passion for the Colliers business. Lex can usually help you find what you're looking for within Colliers. Lex is well-versed in corporate strategy, marketing strategy communications, digital marketing, coaching and advertising.
2018 - Current Vice President Marketing and Communications - Canada
2009 - 2018 Director Marketing and Communications - Canada
2007 - 2009 National Marketing Manager - New Zealand
2003 - 2007 National Marketing Manager Office & Retail Leasing - Australia