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Thinking Outside the Box: The Secret to Allied’s Success

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Proximity to the core. Distinct internal and external building attributes. Low overall operational costs. These are the tenets on which Allied – and its signature properties – are founded upon. And these principles, which have enabled Allied to continuously grow, as well as thrive amidst challenging circumstances, remain the company’s focus and mission to this day.

In this podcast, Colliers’ Brian Rosen and Colin Worrell speak with Allied’s Michael Emory and Tom Burns on Allied’s journey and approach to success; the Allied team’s creative, out-of-the-box thinking that time and again gives rise to iconic, community-focused buildings; how Allied has positioned itself to come out of the pandemic strong; the role of ESG in the company’s future; and more.

Hear all about:

  • How Allied’s mandate of distinguishing between “a building to buy” and “an Allied building to buy” coupled with its public company discipline helps the REIT stay focused on its vision and objective 

  • How Allied came to be known as a supporter of the arts

  • The strategy Allied undertook during the pandemic that resulted in the company completing 258 transactions in 2020, 103 of which involved new tenants to the Allied portfolio, and posting 98 deals in Q2 2021

  • What excites the team about Allied’s ESG journey post-pandemic

  • The strategic plays the company has made with the most notable properties in its portfolio, including the concept of “adaptive reuse”, which has allowed Allied to add office inventory to the markets it serves with “invisible cranes

Listen and learn about the many aspects that set Allied apart from other landlords and why “As we come out of the pandemic, the kind of creativity [they’ve] practiced is going to be more in demand than it was pre-pandemic.”

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Brian Rosen

President & Chief Executive Officer | Canada

Toronto Downtown

Brian Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer I Canada at Colliers International, Canada’s leading commercial real estate services and investment management firm. He assumed the role on March 31, 2020 and is responsible for driving growth and establishing the strategic direction of the business in the region.  In addition to his role as President and CEO in Canada, Brian is also a member of the global senior executive team that sets the vision and strategy for Colliers International.

Prior to being appointed President and CEO in March 2020, Brian served as Chief Operating Officer I Canada at Colliers, overseeing operations of the Canadian business, including business development, finance and accounting, marketing and communications, IT and human resources. While in this role, Brian worked closely with the senior leadership team to refine Colliers’ fully integrated service offering and establish strategic areas of focus for the business.

Brian has spent his career fostering innovation and driving change, solving complex problems and continuously challenging and improving operations. An experienced General Manager, Corporate Strategist, Sales Leader, and Marketer, Brian worked at Iron Mountain for over a decade before joining Colliers, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Canada. Brian has had extensive experience in both the US & Canada and prior to Iron Mountain was a Corporate Strategist at Avon Products and Management Consultant at Marakon Associates.

Brian holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.

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Colin Worrell

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage | Montreal


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