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Colliers International named Australia’s Commercial Agency of the Year

Victorian business wins at 2018 REIA National Awards for Excellence

Colliers International has taken out the top commercial property accolade at the 2018 Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA) National Awards for Excellence.

Colliers International’s Victorian team was named the Commercial Agency of the Year at the 13th annual REIA National Awards for Excellence, held on Thursday 22 March 2018 at Dolton House in Sydney.

It is the fifth time in the history of the awards that a Colliers International office has taken out the coveted national title, having also been awarded the accolade in 2013, 2009, 2008 and 2007.  

Colliers International has significantly evolved its business over the past 12 months, strengthening its ability to apply every resource and expert to support its clients in meeting their objectives and realising hidden value.

“We are proud to be recognised as Australia’s leading commercial property agency,” John Marasco, Colliers International State Chief Executive – Victoria, said. “This award reflects the efforts of every member of our team, not only across Victoria but in every office and location across the country, to accelerate the success of our clients.

“At Colliers International, we are very proud of our team who are passionate about leveraging our total expertise and industry-leading resources to exceed the expectations of our clients.  

“We work hard to foster a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurialism, where our people constantly strive to create a memorable service and continually look for new ways to provide additional value to our clients.  It is a great honour to be recognised by our own industry for our efforts in this area.

“Colliers International is consistently recognised as a leader in the Australian property industry, not only through the outstanding results we deliver to our clients, but also through leading industry awards such as the REIA National Awards for Excellence.”

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John Marasco

Managing Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services

Investment Services

Melbourne CBD

I have been with Colliers International for over 25 years and am the Managing Director of Capital Markets & Investment Services, Australia as well as the State Chief Executive of Victoria.  

I have established a strong reputation in the Capital Markets space and have formed close relationships with major investors and institutions on a global scale. In recent years, I have negotiated some of Australia’s largest real estate transactions and have been instrumental in successfully brokering many substantial transactions with overseas investors entering the Australian market. My extensive connectivity in the global real estate market can unite capital with local expertise, regardless of location.

Our national Investment Services business represents market specializations including Capital Markets and Investment Sales. The two clear divisions servicing the Australian commercial office market ensures complete market coverage, efficiency and premium experiences and successes for our clients. 

​As a long standing senior member within Colliers International, I have played an integral role in contributing to the business's success in Australia. I hold a number of senior positions with Colliers including a member of the National Executive Board. I am committed to the success of the business by providing our people with the tools they require to deliver incomparable service and results.

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