Diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers has announced plans to further expand its occupier services offer with the employment of three experienced consultants for its new business line of project management.
Colliers' new trio within project management - Ulrica O Magnusson, Nicholas Jessen and Lina Riddarström Åkerlund - are joining from the company Placeness and are specialists within workplace design, digitalisation and project management.
O Magnusson will be responsible for the new business line and is employed as head of project management. She was formerly owner and founder of Placeness and, prior to that, CEO for Codesign architect’s office.
Jessen is joining Colliers as a director in the project management team. He was previously co-owner and founder of the Linky Tech company and, prior to that, a director at JLL.
Riddarström Åkerlund is joining the company as associate director in the project management team and she too was formerly an owner and founder of the Placeness company.
Martin Lindgren, head of agency at Colliers commented: 'Now that many companies are commencing some kind of return to the office, demand for new and modern solutions for the workplace is a high priority issue.
'The opportunities and challenges involved in adapting offices to function in this new and even more flexible environment are multiple. Colliers is now gaining a valuable addition to its existing expertise, enabling us to provide both property owners and tenants with strategic advice within workplace design, hybrid offices and digitalisation.'
O Magnusson said: 'We are very happy to join Colliers. Being able to offer customers broader and deeper knowledge in local development and workplace strategy, both locally, nationally and internationally, feels extremely exciting. We are very much looking forward to participating in and contributing to Colliers' expansive phase and building up offers that meet the needs of the market.'
Daniel Gorosch, CEO Colliers added: 'The launch of project management gives us a complete service offering within tenant representation, as well as a leading position in relation to strategic consultancy for the design of future workplaces for both tenants and property owners.
'It is additionally gratifying to observe that Colliers Sweden is growing rapidly and that we have quickly succeeded in bringing in a number of leading personalities in the industry to important key positions in developing this team. This will surely accelerate our vision of becoming a leading consultant in the Swedish property market.'
Colliers' expansion in Sweden foreseees even more talent and experts joining the team within capital markets, leasing, corporate solutions, project management, valuation and research.
Earlier this year, Colliers extended its offer with the addition of market research, which is headed by Karin Witalis.