Colliers International wins at the RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 8 DECEMBER 2020 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management company, Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced it has been awarded Research Team of the Year at the RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong.

The business was short-listed for the Research Team of the Year award for its forward-looking piece: ‘Hong Kong: The Twenty Minute City’. The research explores the impact of new major infrastructure works, commercial developments and cultural initiatives on the city’s connectivity and how this will improve the quality of life for its citizens and economic opportunities as Hong Kong transitions to a ‘twenty-minute city’.

Nigel Smith, Managing Director, Colliers Hong Kong, accepted the award on behalf of the business and said: “The future of Hong Kong and its commissioning of infrastructure projects to improve connectivity will underpin the city’s success. To have our research acknowledged in relation to this topic is fantastic and I’m so proud of the team and everyone involved who helped to make this a success.”

“To win an award with RICS is very important to us as a business. They are a long-serving partner for the industry and winning this comes with great prestige; validating our position as an industry leader in developing insightful research that accelerates the success of our clients and our people,” added Smith.

The research identifies which areas of the city could benefit the most from improved connectivity and looks at what future catalytic effects are likely to occur between sub-districts within larger urban areas as they become better connected. “It is on this basis that we predict which underperforming areas to date are likely to become more energised with a transformative effect in Hong Kong, and how the synergies unleashed by growing connectedness with Guangdong will support Hong Kong’s positioning in the Greater Bay Area,” explained Nigel.

The RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong showcases and celebrates the outstanding achievements and developments of industry professionals who are creating better places and spaces to live and work, and who are helping to build resilient, successful communities.

Colliers has a range of industry leading services which include investment sales, lease brokerage, valuations, workplace consultancy, property and project management to domestic and international investors, occupiers and developers of real estate.

Read more about Hong Kong: The Twenty Minute City here.


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Nigel Smith is the Managing Director of Colliers International’s Hong Kong Office. He is responsible for daily operations, key strategic opportunities, driving client engagement and securing new business.  Having joined Colliers in 2015 he has since turned the Hong Kong business around through a powerful combination of actionable research, innovative marketing and personalised service delivery. He is actively committed to diversity and inclusion, supporting company and community initiatives towards gender equality and wellness.

Nigel is also a member of the Asia Leadership Team.

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