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Colliers Canada Strengthens Its National Research Team with Two Strategic Additions


Toronto, ON, April 11, 2022 – Colliers is pleased to welcome Adam Jacobs as National Senior Director, Research, Canada. In addition to Jacobs joining the Canadian Research team, the firm has also appointed Susan Thompson as its Associate Director, Research, Vancouver. Both Jacobs and Thompson will further elevate Colliers’ leading research and market intelligence capabilities across Canada.

As the National Senior Director, Jacobs will lead Colliers Canadian Research team’s strategic direction and operations, delivering market intelligence initiatives that accelerate the success of Colliers and its clients.

Jacobs comes to Colliers with a PhD in Sociology and over a decade of diverse research experience. He was most recently Head of Research, Canada at Cushman & Wakefield.

“I’m looking forward to joining Colliers Canada and continuing to elevate Colliers’ industry leading thought leadership capabilities and our service offering for our clients and professionals,” says Jacobs.

Jacobs will work closely with Thompson to further develop and advance Colliers’ high-performance national research team, enhance the firm’s thought leadership capabilities, and maintain the firm’s position as an industry leader in providing its clients with critical local and national market insights.

With more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry as a research and market analyst, Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge to Colliers’ best-in-class Research team. Most recently, she was an Insight Manager for Alberta at Avison Young where she was responsible for delivering the current trends and outlook for all markets, developing subject matter expertise on the regional real estate market.

“I’m thrilled to welcome both Adam and Susan to our Canadian Research team,” says Lex Perry, Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Research with Colliers Canada. “Adam’s successful track record in leadership roles and his extensive experience in research and data analytics, across a variety of industries, coupled with Susan’s in-depth knowledge of the commercial real estate sector and her pulse on upcoming trends will further advance our market intelligence capabilities, strengthen our service offerings and bolster our abilities to provide our clients with the insights required to inform competitive decisions.”

Adam Jacobs and Susan Thompson assume their new roles effective immediately.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

Pamela Smith

Director Communications I Canada


As the National Director, Corporate Communications, Pamela covers national corporate communications for Colliers Canada and is responsible for the strategic development of internal and external communications to:

•                     Communicate Colliers’ strategic vision and priorities;

•                     Facilitate and ensure consistent messaging across service lines and among shared services;

•                     Enhance and protect the Colliers brand and reputation;

•                     Develop internal & external communications programs for senior leaders, including thought leadership, sponsorships and speaking opportunities.

Reporting to the VP, Marketing and Communications and collaborating closely with the Senior Manager, Content and key leaders across the business, Pamela is a key member of National Marketing and Communications team and the Global Communications team at Colliers International. 

Along with Executive Sponsor Lex Perry, Pamela manages the Communications Pillar for the North American Diversity and Inclusiveness program at Colliers.

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