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In Coming Together to Help Rebuild Lytton, the Lytton Recovery Team Strengthens Their Bond with the Community, and with Each Other

Amplify Brand Award Hero

We have officially come to the final award in our 2022 Spirit of Colliers Awards highlight series. Last, but certainly not least, we present to you the winners of this year’s Amplify the Brand Award. The Amplify the Brand Awards recognizes one team who exemplifies the Colliers brand and Owns the Blue.

Colliers Project Leaders’ Lytton Recovery Team are the winners of this year’s Amplify the Brand Award. After a wildfire burned 90% of the village of Lytton to the ground, this team has been leading the rebuild of the village. The team has undertaken a number of complex tasks, underpinning the team’s “owner’s advocate mindset”: performing environmental testing and soil remediation of the entire village, conducting one of the largest archaeology excavations in BC’s history, repairing the village’s water and wastewater systems, building temporary facilities, and applying for grants and other funding opportunities.

We asked James Heigh, Principal, Colliers Project Leaders, how the team came together during this complex project, and he told us, “Our team is made up of professionals from across Canada who came together to form a high-performing virtual team, with each individual providing an area of expertise to complete the team. Our Advisors and Project Managers’ ability to work together and solve real-time problems brought out the best in each of us. Our bond with the Village of Lytton, and with each other, has definitely been heightened through this project.”

When asked how this project has impacted the team’s outlook on the work that Colliers Project Leaders does, James says, “A recovery project of this magnitude is rare. The fact that Colliers Project Leaders can quickly assemble a bench of seasoned project professionals and support communities after disasters is a new concept. Seeing the positive impact that we have brought to the Village of Lytton certainly raises the bar for how much more our team(s) can offer to help and mitigate the impact of these climate-related events.”

This team embodies our values in action, going above and beyond to assist and better the communities that we live and work in. Congratulations to this project team on this incredible achievement and recognition.

At Colliers, it is our culture that differentiates us. A culture built by people and teams who go above and beyond every day. Launched in 2021, the Spirit of Colliers Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts and achievements of Colliers teams and professionals who demonstrate our values and bring our culture to life. Our professionals are encouraged to nominate teams or individuals who demonstrate one or more of Colliers' values to accelerate the success of our clients, colleagues, and communities.

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