Franklin Holtforster | Colliers International | Ottawa - Project Leaders

Franklin Holtforster


President | Colliers Project Leaders

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Professional Summary

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.


Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering), University of Waterloo

Memberships & Involvements

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Association of Professional Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, Project Management Institute, Canada Green Building Council


Service Lines
Project Management

My Team

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Featured News
Aug 13, 2019
St. John's International Airport Expansion
In a multi-phase Air Terminal Expansion Plan, SJIAA is investing $245M into infrastructure to ensure safety and operational integrity, improved accessibility during low-visibility conditions, and passenger growth volumes.
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Apr 18, 2019
The New Central Library in Calgary
Colliers Project Leaders provided project management services, as well as facilities planning and move readiness services to this complex project, one that was delivered on time and nearly $10 million under budget.
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