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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. 


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.


Bachelor of Commerce Urban Land Economics University of British Columbia

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