Colliers International has appointed CBRE's French investment head Olivier Gérard as CEO of its French business with immediate effect.
Colliers' current CEO in France, Gilles Betthaeuser, will become chairman and return to a more client-facing role.
Gérard brings over 30 years of leadership experience in French and international real estate to his new position. Prior to CBRE, he was with Cushman & Wakefield where he held the position of CEO for eight years and before that he spent six years at JLL leading capital markets in France.
'Attracting a major talent like Olivier to Colliers to lead our business in France is a major coup for us and an important step in continuing to recruit the best and brightest in the sector. His excellent track record with local and international clients will be extremely valuable as we continue to strengthen and grow our business in France,' said Chris McLernon, Colliers’ CEO EMEA.