|Craig M. Robinson was named president of Colliers' U.S. operations, a newly created position. The former Cassidy Turley exec will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations for the firm's U.S. commercial real estate business.|
Colliers International expanded its executive team with the addition of Craig M. Robinson in the newly created position of president of Colliers' U.S. operations.
Robinson, previously the president of corporate services for Cassidy Turley, will be responsible for managing all day-to-day aspects of the firm's commercial real estate services in the U.S., including operations and business development. He will report to Colliers' Americas' CEO Dylan Taylor.
At Cassidy Turley, Robinson oversaw the firm's corporate services business, account operations and strategic planning. He also served on that firm's executive committee and board of directors.
Taylor said Robinson will be a key asset to the firm's leadership team. "His strong experience in corporate services, equity investments, and government and public-sector occupier services--as well as his banking and consulting experience--gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to lead our U.S. business," said Taylor in a statement announcing the hire.
Before joining Cassidy Turley in 2010, Robinson was a managing director of strategy and consulting for CBRE's Global Corporate Services unit, directing corporate real estate outsourcing transactions for large companies in the firm's Northeast Region. His commercial real estate career also includes structuring and managing more than $350 million in equity real estate investments for AIG Global Real Estate, where he focused on Atlantic Station, a $3 billion, mixed-use development in midtown Atlanta.
Prior to joining AIG, Robinson was a member of Trammell Crow's leadership team, where he helped launch its Government and Public Sector practice group. Before entering the commercial real estate field, he worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Europe and for Goldman Sachs in New York.
He is affiliated with the boards of several industry groups, including CoreNet's global board of directors, the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative Alumni Advisory Board, and the executive committee for the Coro New York Leadership Center Board. Robinson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned his bachelor of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.