Colliers International announced that Mark Jaccom, chief executive officer of the Tri-State Region, has been named co-chairman of the Tri-State Region.
Jaccom will continue to serve as a member of the executive committee together with Robert L. Freedman, co-chairman; Michael T. Cohen, president; Andrew Roos, vice chairman; Brian Given, vice chairman; and Joseph Caridi, chief operating officer.
The executive committee collectively makes key strategic business decisions for the Tri-State operation and its 300 professionals, meets regularly to discuss daily operations and charts the organization’s course.
Jaccom’s administrative duties will be transitioned to Michael T. Cohen, who will be supported by his long-standing partners Andrew Roos and Robert L. Friedman; as well as Joseph Caridi, who since becoming Tri-State COO in February of 2011, has assumed operational responsibility for many strategic initiatives, including recruitment.
During Jaccom’s tenure he oversaw the hiring of more than 50 professionals across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, assembled a consulting divisionand played a key role in the integration of the Tri-State operation into Colliers International’s global platform.
“For some time, Mark has desired to move back full-time to the production side of the business and Michael’s return to full-time duties made this possible,” said Dylan Taylor, chief executive officer of Colliers International in the U.S. “The move positions Jaccom to further expand the Tri-State’s tenant and landlord representation service lines and continue helping the Tri-State region attract top talent, while also engaging in several large, corporate tenant representation assignments.
“Helping bring Colliers International Tri-State to the next level has been an incredible and rewarding experience,” Jaccom said. “Now that our firm’s infrastructure is in place, I can channel all of my energies and focus on the transaction side of the business, where my true passion lies. This is the right time for us to make these moves.”
Colliers International Tri-State has finalized several significant transactions of late, including the 160,000 s/f, full-building lease of the Argonaut Building, multi-floor leases for Marks Paneth & Shron, UN Women, WeWork and Fashion Institute of Technology, and the sale of the historic Arden House property, among others.
“With Tri-State now fully in-step with global operations, Mark can focus solely on brokerage operations, develop the talent he has already recruited into market-leading producers, and return to transacting leases, which will only enhance our productivity. Mark is a born deal-maker, and in fact has several large transactions in the pipeline. Between the investments we’ve made in infrastructure and talent and the fine-tuning of our operations, 2012 is already lining up to be a very strong year for Colliers International Tri-State.”