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Colliers Boosts its Service in Kitchener-Waterloo with the Promotion of Karl Innanen


With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience and leadership, Karl Innanen is promoted to Executive Vice President

Waterloo, ON, June 17, 2022 – Colliers is proud to announce the promotion of Karl Innanen to Executive Vice President, Broker in Kitchener-Waterloo. Karl’s 32 years of commercial real estate experience, with 22 of those spent at Colliers, has seen him as the top producer in Kitchener-Waterloo and an International Award of Excellence winner.

Since his start at Colliers, Karl quickly became a spokesperson for the investment real estate market in Southwestern Ontario. He was able to dovetail his economics education from the University of Western Ontario with the practical experiences working in the real estate brokerage field since 1989. He leverages his expertise to understand and analyze clients’ needs in relation to the dynamics of the market and formulating strategies that will enable the client to attain their business goals.

“Karl is a leader and a role model for career success at Colliers and in the industry. He has consistently delivered results for his clients and for the business through his dedication to service navigating complex and intricate transactions,” said Daniel Holmes, President, Brokerage Canada. “On top of his recognized success, his previous leadership role in the Waterloo Region facilitated exponential growth for Colliers, reinforcing our trusted brand in commercial real estate and reacting to the growing market needs.”

In addition to brokerage, Karl is one of a select number of qualified instructors in Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute and teaches what has been called the ‘PhD of Investment Real Estate’ in Canada, the United States, Russia and most recently, China.

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