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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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Pamela Smith

Senior Director, Communications I Canada


As the Senior Director, Corporate Communications I Canada, Pamela  leads and motivates the team responsible for executing external and internal communications, ESG  and diversity and inclusion strategies. She provides leadership to the communications team and advises senior leadership to ensure the successful execution of communications strategies and objectives. With more than 20 years of experience working with national and global media outlets, Pamela understand the importance of building relationships and developing consistent messaging to elevate and protect Colliers' brand.

A key part of the National Marketing and Global Brand & Communications teams, Pamela  is responsible for developing & implementing internal and external communications strategies for Colliers Canada to: 

• develop and ensure consistent messaging across all business lines - brokerage, real estate management services, Colliers Project Leaders, Valuations and Advisory, Strategy and Consulting Group, and shared services; 
• enhance and protect the Colliers brand and reputation through proactive media relations, issues management, and crisis communications, serving as a spokesperson for the company with media;
• engage our people from coast to coast - developing creative communications plans, and communicate cohesive messaging across internal channels to foster a diverse culture based on inclusion and equality. 

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