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Colliers Bolsters Senior Leadership in Capital Markets with new Senior Vice President


Ayesha Shafiq brings advisory and equity growth strategy to build capital markets service offering nationally

Toronto, ON, July 5, 2021 – Colliers announced today that Ayesha Shafiq has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the Capital Markets team, based in Toronto. Ayesha will work with clients and across Colliers’ teams to reinforce Colliers’ industry-leading position and execute the company’s revenue and market share growth strategy on the advisory and equity side, covering Joint Ventures, Recapitalizations, Vend-Ins, Programmatic Partnerships, and Equity Placement.  

Most recently, Ayesha was Senior Vice President, Real Estate Investments, at Dream Unlimited where she was responsible for all property transactions across two publicly-traded REITs (Dream Office and Dream Industrial). Throughout her career, she has principally led numerous transactions and projects including completing more than $5 billion of real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

“We’re thrilled to have Ayesha as part of our leadership team as she brings a wealth of business development experience, a strong leadership track record, a proven ability to foster valuable client relationships, and exceptional analytical and critical thinking prowess,” says Lucas Atkins, President, Capital Markets. “In this exciting time, we continue to grow with a focus on helping clients reimagine their portfolios and opening up more Canadian opportunities to international investors. Ayesha will be an invaluable addition to our team as we elevate our capabilities.”

In her new role, Ayesha will work closely with President of Capital Markets Lucas Atkins and the broader Colliers team to expand the capital markets service offering nationally. As a CPCC candidate, Ayesha will also support the service line’s platform from a coaching perspective.

“Colliers is well-known for its commitment to excellent client service and has an impressive track record that is bound to only get better as we trend toward economic recovery,” says Ayesha. “I look forward to working with and leading a high-performing team and helping build on existing opportunities for our clients.”