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Ward Named New Capital Markets President at Colliers International

Former National Director for Marcus & Millichap's Instituitonal Property Advisors Subsidiary to Build-out National Debt and Equity Platform
January 22, 2014
Colliers International appointed Brian Ward, formerly national director of capital markets for Institutional Property Advisors, as president of its Capital Markets group.
Colliers International appointed Brian Ward, formerly national director of capital markets for Institutional Property Advisors, as president of its Capital Markets group.
Colliers International appointed commercial real estate investment and financing veteran Brian Ward to lead its Capital Markets group in the Americas. He will be based in the firm's headquarters office in Seattle.

As president of the group, Ward will oversee the delivery of capital market services and debt and equity financing arrangements on behalf of the firm's clients in Canada, Latin America and the United States. He will also be responsible for expanding the FirstService Corp. subsidiary's investment practice group in the U.S., and developing additional investment services lines focusing on specialized sectors in the capital structure.

"We are excited and proud to add Brian Ward as a member of the Colliers leadership team and a key component of our global capital markets strategy," said Dylan Taylor, CEO of the Americas for Colliers International in a statement announcing the appointment. "Brian has shown a winning ability to satisfy the needs of both borrowers and capital providers at every stage of the property ownership cycle. He has successfully grown his clients' businesses with his talent for designing, negotiating and implementing financial structures of all types and sizes."

Prior to joining Colliers, Ward was national director of capital markets for Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a Marcus & Millichap company established in late 2010 to serve institutional and major private investors.

Before joining IPA, Ward was the chief investment officer for Hendricks & Partners (now Hendricks-Berkadia.) For seven years before that, he was managing principal and CEO at Orion Residential and its successor company, Aspen Residential.

Ward also had been global executive director of Olympic Investors, an institutional investment management firm specializing in apartment, condominium and mixed-use assets. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council, and has been an active member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1987.

Ward takes over the position formerly held by Warren Dahlstrom who departed Colliers last year.



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