SOURCE: Sitecore


May 10, 2011 01:00 ET

Sitecore Powers Colliers International's New Digital Platform

Real Estate Services Group Becomes the Premier Online Information Gateway for the Property Sector

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Sitecore today announced that Colliers International, a global leader in integrated real estate services representing property investors, developers and occupiers, launched a new website on Sitecore's Web platform. The new website offers an enhanced experience for customers and has generated increased traffic and online inquiries.

"We went through an extensive vendor selection process and Sitecore proved to be the only product that truly filled all the boxes, tackling real issues faced by our business," said David Finnimore, national manager, online marketing, Colliers International. "Since launching the new website, we have greater brand awareness as demonstrated by a 30 percent increase in online inquiries. Most importantly the Sitecore product is driving a new user experience for our customers and generating the right metrics for us to accelerate the success of our clients."

As Colliers continued to experience sustained growth both nationally and globally, the company required an accessible digital solution that could provide flexibility and scalability to meet evolving business requirements. Sitecore partner, BlueArc designed and implemented Colliers new website and seamlessly integrated Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) with its existing systems.

For example, integration with Colliers' CRM software has accelerated marketing goals and produced qualified leads for Colliers and its clients. In addition, decentralized content authoring within Sitecore allows content editors across regional offices to publish information to the appropriate sites faster and more efficiently.

New features of the website include automated digital marketing capabilities, property showcases, expert locator tool, social media integration and videos, podcasts and RSS feeds.

About Colliers International

Colliers International is a global leader in real estate services with more than 15,000 professionals operating out of 480 offices in 61 countries. As a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV) (TSX: FSV) (TSX: FSV.PR.U), Colliers International offers the stability of a strong financial partner and significant local ownership providing clients with accountability and enterprising real estate solutions. Colliers International provides a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide including global corporate solutions; sales and lease brokerage; property and asset management; project management; hotel investment sales and consulting; property valuation and appraisal services; mortgage banking and insightful research. Founded in Australia in 1976, Colliers International is the largest locally formed real estate services firm with professionals that service clients throughout the country. Find out more at

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About Sitecore

Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer's needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore was the first Web Content Management system (WCM) to incorporate marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, Web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies into a cohesive, integrated open platform. Sitecore's software makes it easy for businesses to identify, serve, engage and convert new customers online.

Sitecore's broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and online business strategy. Its powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace enables successful websites of all types.

Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 27,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, Beiersdorf, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Microsoft, Nestle Australia, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook and The Knot.

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