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Colliers Congratulates Proptech Accelerator Program Class of 2019

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Proptech (the intersection of real estate and tech) – a term that didn’t exist just a few years ago – is now disrupting every facet of the real estate industry. Recognizing that they’ve historically been slow to adopt technology, major players need to innovate now to stay ahead of the curve. At Colliers, we want to lead our industry into the future. In 2018, we launched The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars an industry-first global program in real estate, combining Techstars’ expertise in tech innovation and building accelerators with Colliers’ enterprising culture, real estate expertise and global network.

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This year, we received hundreds of applications from an unprecedented 50+ countries. Our 2019 class of 10 early-stage proptech companies, representing six countries, are tackling a wide range of solutions, including quant valuation and investing, crowdfunding, asset fractionalization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, as well as augmented and virtual reality. They spent the past three months in Toronto working with 120+ mentors to explore pilots and partnerships, refine their business plans, and gain traction in the market. The program culminated in Demo Day at the Real Estate Forum in Toronto on Wednesday, December 4th, where the Class of 2019 took to the stage to pitch clients, real estate industry leaders and technology investors. Congratulations, Class of 2019!


For More Information, Please Contact:

Pamela Smith

Senior Director, Communications I Canada

Vancouver

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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