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Colliers names US office president


Colliers International announced that Cynthia Foster has joined the firm as President, Office Services, USA.

Foster, who most recently served as executive managing director at Cushman & Wakefield, will lead Colliers’ national office platform across all services, including capital markets, tenant representation, leasing agency, property management and valuation.

“Cynthia is a strategic addition to our leadership team who further strengthens our investor and occupier services platform,” said Craig Robinson, president | USA, Colliers International.

“With more than 20 years of experience leading significant transactions and developing new business initiatives for multinational clients across a wide geographic range, she is the perfect fit for this role as we continue to raise the level of service we bring to our clients.”

Foster will be based in New York City but will drive office solutions nationally. She will work with the firm’s market and service line leaders including Karen Whitt, president of Investor Services, and Scott Nelson, president of Occupier Services.

At Cushman & Wakefield, Foster served on the Global Leadership Team and Office of the President Committee, specialized in New York City brokerage transactions representing hedge funds, private equity and top service firms, and served as the New York City leader for the law firm practice group.

During her tenure, she was responsible for managing the firm’s leading institutional and investor relationships across the globe, as well as new business initiatives.

Transaction highlights include representing Citigroup on multiple sales and leases, including the $1.8 billion sale of its world headquarters in New York City. She also led $2.8 billion of national transactions for TIAA-CREF, and the sale of 850 Third Avenue and Park Avenue Tower for Deutsche Bank.

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