Kirk Kuester

Executive Managing Director, British Columbia

Greater Vancouver Area
200 Granville Street, 19th Floor
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R6
+1 604 661 0814
+1 604 377 0464
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Professional Summary

Kirk is Executive Managing Director of Colliers International's British Columbia brokerage operations and has been active in the Western Canadian commercial real estate industry since 1983. After commencing his career in Calgary, Kirk relocated to Vancouver and joined Colliers in 1988. Kirk spent 14 years as a professional in the capital markets area where he was a market leader in the real estate debt, equity and investment markets. In 2002, Kirk assumed the role of Managing Director for the Colliers Vancouver office.

As Executive Managing Director, Kirk is responsible for development and execution of Colliers business strategy in the Province which includes six offices and approximately 200 team members. As an established leader in the commercial real estate industry, Kirk is known for his vast network of contacts and relationships, his extensive market knowledge and insight as well as his expertise in leading a high-performance, client-focused, professional real estate service business. Kirk is committed to the development of an operating platform in British Columbia that enables Colliers professionals to offer strategic, innovative and insight-based real estate solutions. Kirk is an advocate of Colliers commitment to technology and data in support its professionals and their decision making and project execution; Net Promotor Score in support of the companies commitment to service excellence and client loyalty; innovative property marketing strategies; and, AON Hewitt in support of its commitment to high employee engagement.

Kirk’s functional priorities are strategic planning and leadership, business development, professional development, platform development, recruiting, financial management and performance, market identity and public relations, employee engagement and compliance. Kirk also takes an active role in the support, oversight and facilitation of the companies major property listings, occupier mandates and other major project based initiatives.

Kirk has served on various planning and advisory committees in Vancouver, including United Way, Vancouver Community College, BCIT and the Blue Ribbon Council on Vancouver’s Business Climate Strategy. He is also a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee for Covenant House Vancouver.

Accomplishments

Kirk has been instrumental in establishing the Vancouver operation and the overall BC region as a very large, diversified, integrated and highly successful business unit within Colliers’ global platform.

More recently, Kirk was integral in the development of Colliers Acceleration Program, which is a highly structured and innovative development and training platform designed to develop and support high performance real estate advisor candidates.

Education

  • Urban Land Economics, University of British Columbia
  • Marketing Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Colliers Elevate Leadership Training as facilitated through Harvard University
  • NAIOP, UDI, MIABC

Service Lines

Capital Markets and Investment Sales, Corporate Solutions

Property Type

Industrial and Logistics, Land, Office, Residential / Multi-Family, Retail

Memberships and Affiliations

NAIOP, UDI - Urban Development Institute, MIABC

Languages Spoken

English

Year Started

1983

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