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Richard Darling | Colliers | Edmonton

Richard Darling

MBA

Managing Director, Edmonton

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About

Professional Summary

As Managing Director of Colliers International, my primary focus is attracting and retaining top, diverse, and innovative commercial real estate professionals for the Edmonton and surrounding markets. I have a proven track record in architecting strategic business plans, negotiating complex contracts, strengthening partnerships with key accounts and driving operational and financial excellence in highly competitive markets. 

As a strategic leader with experience spanning operations, sales management and process improvement, I pride myself on building an office culture that is collaborative, high-performing, and inclusive. I act as a coach to ensure you have what you need to build and grow your commercial real estate practice. I am always looking to network with talent specialized in all asset classes that can help contribute to this culture. Please feel free to send me a connection request!

Prior to Colliers, I've gained invaluable experience working cross functionally with all facets of an organization. This has included shared services across multiple markets including the US. Building relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to improve team performance and overall customer experience. I have presided over the expansion of National sales activities across major sectors that included oil & gas, forestry, mining, transportation, construction, manufacturing & property management to drive revenue and profitability improvements for long term financial stability.

Accomplishments

Team member development and promotion has been a passion of Richard's.  Providing overall leadership, coaching and mentorship for many indirect and direct team members.

Contract Negotiations lead for many large, complex, multi-national organziations.

Personal recognition 10 years achieving President Club status across multiple Sales and leadership roles by overachieving Sales & profitability targets.

Education

Richard completed his MBA in 2015 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and previously achieved his BBA from NAIT in Edmonton graduating from Finance in 1991.    

Memberships & Involvements

Richard is the President of the Board at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club.   In his personal time Richard enjoys playing golf and hockey in addtion to coaching with the North West Zone Hockey club.

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Expert/Featured Research
Jan 12, 2021
Edmonton Industrial Market Report 2020 Q4
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Edmonton Industrial Market Report Q3 2020
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Aug 10, 2020
Edmonton Industrial Market Report Q2 2020
The overall vacancy rate for the Greater Edmonton Area stayed stable this quarter; however, the vacancy rate within Edmonton proper shrunk while the vacancy rate significantly increased in the surrounding areas.
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