Global commercial real estate services and investment management firm Colliers International Group Inc. announced changes to its global executive team, effective immediately.
John Friedrichsen, currently Chief Financial Officer, will step into the newly created global leadership position of Chief Operating Officer.
“John’s experience and expertise make him a tremendous asset and the strongest candidate for this new role, which will allow him to concentrate on important projects that build on the potential of Colliers’ global capabilities,” said Jay Hennick, Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Under John’s leadership, I am confident he will help us ring in another period of growth and deliver exceptional service to our clients around the world as we establish and execute our 2025 growth plan.”
Christian Mayer, currently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance & Treasurer, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years of experience in progressive leadership roles with the firm, Christian Mayer is exceptionally well-versed in all aspects of the corporate finance function including accounting, reporting and analysis, investor relations, treasury, risk management, internal audit and development transactions advisory. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and began his career with PwC.
“Christian’s appointment reflects the significant leadership role he has played in executing on our financial strategy and embracing strategic opportunities to drive our business forward. I could not be more pleased to transition this role into the hands of a proven performer who has years of knowledge and a history of success,” Jay Hennick continued.
John Friedrichsen and Christian Mayer will report directly to Jay Hennick, Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.