Chief Development Officer
Olivia brings over 15 years of experience in infrastructure, procurement and government and is a regular contributor to expert panels on the topic of infrastructure. She is part of the Senior Leadership Team for Colliers Canada and is the Chief Development Officer for Colliers Project Leaders, our industry-leading Canadian project management company, where she leads the company’s growth. In previous roles, Olivia has built a broad-based experience with Canadian infrastructure as part of owner, developer, investor, advisor, and political stakeholder teams.
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.
Chief Operating Officer | Colliers Project Leaders
Ottawa - Project Leaders
Gordon has 30 years experience in the construction industry, including the establishment of two consulting practices. He has led successful delivery of hundreds of commercial, municipal, institutional and retail projects throughout Canada. He has extensive expertise delivering specialized project management services requiring rigorous quality, cost, sustainability and schedule control. Gordon is responsible for the compliance of Colliers Project Leaders’ quality assurance program with ISO 9001:2008 requirements and all aspects of operational excellence.
Vice President, Business Development
Mississauga - Project Leaders
As Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Romeo is responsible for delivering top line growth that contributes to the overall growth and support of Colliers Project Leaders business objectives. Romeo is responsible for the development of the account management platform and collaboration with regional leaders and sales support teams. Prior to joining Colliers Project Leaders, Romeo worked in professional services and consulting for multinational companies in B2B and B2G. Romeo’s wealth of knowledge in sales, marketing, and management experience position him as a leader to execute a step-growth strategy for the business.