Mary Chan | Colliers International | Philadelphia

Mary Chan

Chief Human Resources | Operations Officer

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Professional Summary

As Colliers’ Human Resources officer for the Greater Philadelphia region, Mary specializes in mitigating costs, substantial negative consequences, and company exposures to liability. She also specializes in attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of excellence based on engagement, diversity, and leadership. By integrating innovative solutions that utilize technology, predictive and data analytics with an emphasis on business growth while mitigating risks, Mary has developed a human resources infrastructure that drives large-scale growth. Additionally, she revitalized the compensation and benefits portfolio to deliver substantial value to the company.


In her four years with the company, Mary led extensive organizational transformations. Under her leadership, Colliers was named the “Best of Workplace” in 2015 by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal and is continually listed as one of the top five Brokerage firms by the Philadelphia Business Journal. 

Mary was nominated for 2015 HR Excellence of the Year award by SHRM – Philadelphia Chapter. 

Prior to Colliers, Mary was the founder and CEO of Chan Consulting - a Business and Human Resources consulting firm specializing in innovative strategies that helped clients become more productive and profitable.  Mary also has prior experience working on employment litigation matters as a paralegal.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Holy Family University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.  Mary lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA with her two children.



MBA | Finance
Holy Family University

B.S. | HR and Marketing
Holy Family University

Certification | Organizational Leadership and Management
Temple University

Memberships & Involvements

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management

✔ Speaking Engagement: Chamber of Commerce: The “Me Too” Movement: 2019, Philadelphia, PA
✔ Speaking Engagement: HR Management Institute: Inclusion: 2019, Miami, FL
✔ Speaking Engagement: HR Leadership Forum: Talent & Acquisition Strategies: 2019, Philadelphia, PA
✔ Speaking Engagement: HR Leadership Forum: The New Strategic Role of HR: 2018, New York, NY
✔ Honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as 2018 Business Minority Leader.
✔ Nominated for 2018 and 2015 HR Excellence of the Year award.

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