BELGRADE, May 15, 2013— As companies continue to expand their global footprint, outsourcing becomes increasingly essential. For the eighth consecutive year, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®) named Colliers International among the world’s best outsourcing service providers on a competitive list of global firms.  Colliers is the only commercial real estate firm to achieve this honor every year since the list’s inception in 2006. IAOP® specifically noted high marks for Colliers in terms of global presence and size, customer references, company recognitions and certifications, employee management, and executive leadership.

“We are honored to be recognized by IAOP® as we consistently build upon our international brand presence and grow our service offerings,” said Doug Frye, global president and CEO of Colliers International. “Our commitment to delivering the best customer experience possible – paired with the expertise and results-driven business solutions provided by our teams – is what differentiates Colliers from others.”

According to IAOP®, which has more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, companies were judged on four critical characteristics for The Global Outsourcing 100® ranking: size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies and management capabilities. Additional details on relative rankings, the selection process and companies’ key strengths will be featured in a special advertising section produced by IAOP® in the May 20 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine.

IAOP® ranked Colliers 17th on The Global Outsourcing 100® list, which included 75 large firms and 25 smaller companies. IAOP® also created a number of sub lists for award winners. Colliers secured additional honors including:

  • Multi-Year Winners
  • Leaders in No. of Centers Worldwide
  • Best 10 Leaders
    • Services
    • Real Estate & Capital Asset Mgt. Services
    • Facility Services
  • Best 10 Companies
    • Corporate Services
    • Located in Australia/New Zealand
  • Best 20 Leaders
    • Retail & Consumer Goods
    • Located in the U.S.
    • Located in Western Europe
    • Most Employees in the U.S.

These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP®. The 2013 panel was led by IAOP® managing director of thought leadership, IAOP®, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC.