Colliers Supports First International Real Estate Conference in Albania

Conference to take place May 13th-14th in Tirana.

Tirana, Albania, May 09, 2008 --( Colliers International is to support the first international real estate conference in Albania. The International Conference on Real Estate Development in Albania is being held May 13th-14th at the Tirana International Hotel. The organizers are the Croatian company Filipovic Business Advisory and ikubINFO Business Advisory and the Urban Research Institute from Albania.

Colliers International is the Golden Sponsor of the International Conference on Real Estate Development in Albania. Colliers is holding its own official launch party for its Albania office on May 22nd in Tirana.

Colliers International Southeast Europe was named Property Consultant of the Year for the region in 2007 for the second straight year. It has nine offices in six countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia, and performs selected assignments in Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, and Cyprus.

Colliers International Southeast Europe currently has 3,000,000 m2 of projects under exclusive representation. It is bigger than all four of its nearest competitors put together, and has averaged growth of 69% in the last five years per annum.

Philip Bay, Regional Director of Colliers International Southeast Europe, Managing Director of Colliers International Albania and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania, commented, “Colliers is the only international property consultancy to have its own office in Albania, and we believe Albania has an extremely bright future. We are very proud to be supporting the first international real estate conference in Albania and to be holding our own official launch party later this month.”

Stela Dhami, General Manager of Colliers International Albania, added, “I will be discussing the retail sector in Albania at the conference along with my colleague Dimitris Voutsas, Head of Retail at Colliers International Hellas, who will be discussing our City Park project, the first international shopping center in Albania. We have major expertise in the retail sector and we think it has huge growth potential in Albania.”

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Colliers International Southeast Europe
Christen Thomson
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