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David Bowden

Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group

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Professional Summary

With more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving as CEO I Canada at Colliers International for 14 years, David assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting I Canada on March 31, 2020. In this role, David integrates Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients with significant real estate assets and portfolios.

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. Consisting of fewer than 100 members, REALPAC is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector. 

Accomplishments

Among his many accomplishments during his tenure as CEO, Colliers was recognized one of Canada’s Top Brands, the only Canadian commercial real estate services firm in the Brand Top 100. Colliers was also awarded the Aon Best Employer award for several consecutive years and is consistently recognized for excellence in property marketing and advisory services. In 2019, Colliers Canada was awarded top honors by two of the industry’s leading associations, the International Property Awards and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada and earned a spot on the inaugural Women Lead Here benchmark study from Report on Business Magazine. David has also served as a mentor to the Colliers Proptech Accelerator program, championing innovation in the commercial real estate industry.

Education

Bachelor of Commerce Urban Land Economics University of British Columbia

Memberships & Involvements

REALpac

Testimonials

 

    Expert/Featured News

    Oct 2, 2020

    Implementing Canada’s Long-Term Plan

    In 2019, NWMO engaged a multi-disciplined team from Colliers to provide integrated strategic and program management support for NWMO’s Land Access Process, including process and deal advisory, risk and governance reporting, land and property valuation, brokerage, and transaction advisory.
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    Sep 28, 2020

    Top 3 Ways the Workplace is Changing Post-COVID-19

    David Bowden, Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy and Consulting discusses the top 3 ways the workplace is changing post-COVID-19.
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