Industry investment and financing veteran Brian Ward is to take the reins as president of Colliers International’s capital markets group in the Americas.
With nearly 30 years of financial, legal and investment management experience in commercial real estate, Ward will be responsible for delivering strategic services and debt and equity financing arrangements to meet the needs of real estate owners, developers, advisors, lenders and investors in Canada, Latin America, and the US.
"We are excited and proud to add Brian Ward as a member of the Colliers leadership team and a key component of our global capital markets strategy," says Dylan Taylor, chief executive officer | Americas at Colliers International. "Brian has shown a winning ability to satisfy the needs of both borrowers and capital providers at every stage of the property ownership cycle. He has successfully grown his clients' businesses with his talent for designing, negotiating and implementing financial structures of all types and sizes."
Ward will head Colliers' industry-leading capital markets team serving the Americas region, focusing initially on New York and other major markets. He will also be responsible for expanding the Institutional Investment practice group in the US, and for developing additional investment services lines in the Americas to focus on specialised sectors across the entire capital structure.
Prior to joining Colliers, Ward was national director of capital markets for Institutional Property Advisors, and before that served as chief investment officer at Hendricks-Berkadia. For the previous seven years, he was managing principal and chief executive officer for Orion Residential and its successor company, Aspen Residential.