DTZ Appoints New President for Its Canadian Brokerage Operations

Following the global rebranding announcement of UGL Services and DTZ (including the DTZ Barnicke sub brand) to DTZ, a UGL Company, the firm has announced that Colin Ross has been appointed President of its Canadian brokerage operations. In his newly expanded role, Mr. Ross will assume responsibility for developing and implementing DTZ's growth strategy for the Canadian transaction and advisory skill lines, with a focus on expanding business relationships with corporate occupiers, owners/ developers and government/public sector clients.

"Colin will also be tasked with driving DTZ's full service capabilities to provide integrated end-to-end real estate solutions for both our Canadian occupier and investor clients", said George Keches, DTZ's Chief Executive for the Americas.

Robert Shibuya, DTZ's Group President, says "Colin's twenty-five year commercial real estate career, which includes 20 years with DTZ's Canadian operations, has prepared him to lead our property services business in Canada which we intend to focus on further developing as one of our key global markets."

Mr. Ross originally joined DTZ in 1986 (then known as JJ Barnicke Ltd) as a Toronto leasing transaction specialist and then returned to the firm in 2007 as the brokerage leader for the firms Downtown Toronto brokerage operations. He is also a Director of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), as well as a Board Member for the Financial District Business Improvement Area (FDBIA).

on September 26, 2012