We are building and infrastructure project leaders. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing — so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success. We understand your needs and vision. We bring an uncommon level of expertise to your building and infrastructure developments. We are the trusted advisors who act directly on your behalf — independent of architects, design engineers and contractors — to protect your interests.
100% of our clients are very satisfied or satisfied with project outcomes
100% of clients received value-added service
100% of project concerns resolved
Over 80% of our business is from repeat customers
Our annual Net Promoter Score is 75, putting us ahead of many internationally respected brands
Almost 30 years
Canada and the Middle East
Buildings and infrastructure
Public and private sector
Small to complex
Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited
ISO 9001:2008 quality management system (QMS)
President and CEO
Entrepreneur and business leader Franklin Holtforster founded Colliers Project Leaders in 1989. As CEO, he has grown the company into Canada’s leading real-property and infrastructure project management firm with offices across Canada and the Middle East. An engineer, contractor and project management professional, Franklin has directed major capital projects for private- and public-sector clients, nationally and internationally. He is an in-demand speaker on business and leadership, including Intentional Leadership and Sustainability is FreeTM. Franklin serves on the Board of the Real Property Institute of Canada. He has received the Order of Honour from Professional Engineers Ontario, and the Province of Ontario Volunteer Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions.
Anne Glasgow has 25 years of experience in real estate and construction as a company founder and director, project manager, real-estate sales representative, facility manager and leasing manager. She leads Colliers Project Leaders’ business development and marketing; relationships with large corporate clients; strategic planning; and development of new services. Anne has served as a board director of the Institute of Professional Project Managers, is an active member of CoreNet, and provides real estate leadership and project management training.
Gordon Kack has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including the establishment of two consulting practices. He has led the successful delivery of hundreds of commercial, municipal, institutional and retail projects throughout Canada. He has extensive expertise delivering specialized project management services requiring rigorous quality, cost, sustainability and schedule control. Gordon leads Colliers Project Leaders’ Business Units and Human Resources operations. He is responsible for project success, client satisfaction and compliance of Colliers Project Leaders’ quality assurance program with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
Oliver Hüls has over 20 years of financial experience primarily in the project management and engineering fields as a project manager, account manager and Vice President. He leads Colliers Project Leaders’ Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Corporate Finance, Payroll and IT teams. Oliver is CPA, CMA certified and sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Financial Executive Research Foundation.
Colliers Project Leaders contributes to a sustainable future while providing economically sound services to our clients. Our President and CEO, Franklin Holtforster, and our Director Sustainability, Ralf Nielsen, were picked from over 550 nominees for inclusion on Canada’s 2016 Clean50 list. The award recognizes those who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.
Many of Colliers Project Leaders’ technical professionals are accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). We believe that Sustainability is Free™. This means that over its life cycle, a sustainable building is worth more, costs less to operate, and provides a healthier environment for the people who live and work within it. Together with our clients, employees and business partners, we incorporate sustainability at no net cost.
We are guided by sustainability in our own operations. This includes the space we own and lease, as well as the policies we develop to ensure we buy environmentally preferable products and services, eliminate waste in our purchasing, and create business-process efficiencies.
We adhere to the following beliefs and principles:
The strongest advocate for sustainability is an independent project manager working on the client’s behalf
Thorough planning and design are critical to meeting our clients’ sustainability objectives
Managing our business in a sustainable way is an imperative
Any cost that does not provide value to our clients is considered wasteful
Our Sustainability is Free™ philosophy means that incorporating sustainability into the project lifecycles pays for itself
We lead our clients towards achieving their sustainability objectives
We create high-performance facilities that minimize negative impacts on the environment. They are healthy, safe places to live and work. They contribute to vibrant, sustainable communities
We are committed to conducting business with the highest degree of integrity and ethics
We seek out and listen to those affected by our business and operations. We actively engage our business and project stakeholders on how we can work toward shared goals
We are dedicated to identifying and mitigating the impacts of climate change, and maximizing opportunities for sustainability
We work hard to continuously improve our business and operations. We involve our employees, sub-contractors, clients and partners in improving the environmental performance of our projects
We eliminate waste by being conscientious about the kinds of goods and services we buy, and by avoiding over-consumption. Our approach is based on a simple hierarchy:
Optimize our consumption and eliminate waste
Establish business-process efficiencies
Purchase environmentally preferable products and services
Integrate new technologies
The positive relationship we have with our employees is the result of mutual respect. We provide a safe, healthy and productive working environment. We are a registered, equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to continuous improvement, and provide our employees with training, education and professional development. For example, we support technical employees in obtaining and maintaining their credentials in Project Management Professional, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). We also encourage them to seek the Accredited Professional with Specialization LEED designation.
We are committed to creating vibrant, sustainable communities. We support national and local initiatives focused on education, sustainability and community-building. This includes charities such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Heart and Stroke Foundation, MADD, Prostate Cancer Canada, Relay-for-Life and many philanthropic campaigns championed by our clients. We are also hands-on in our support of Homes of Hope. Every year since 2008, a group of Colliers Project Leaders' employees travels to Tijuana, Mexico where we work alongside a needy family to build them a new home.
ISO is an international standard that defines requirements for establishing a quality management system to control and manage processes. ISO standards are integral to the construction industry. They facilitate trade by fostering trust between partners with shared systems; spreading knowledge; disseminating innovative advances in technology; and sharing good management and conformity assessment practices.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green-building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. This international rating system is essential in the construction industry, as making buildings greener positively impacts larger environmental and economic goals. Green buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption, and drive innovation.
The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most important, industry-recognized certification for project managers. The certification means we speak and understand the global language of project management. It also connects us to a community of professionals, organizations and experts, worldwide. Ensuring the project managers with whom you engage have and maintain their PMP is essential to your project’s success.
Founded by Franklin Holtforster; based on the premise that owners and occupants achieve the best results when they have project managers (PMs) acting on their behalf -- independent of architects, design engineers and contractors.
Expands to serve clients in Halifax, St. John’s, Toronto and Calgary.
Commits to Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for PMs.
Becomes the first PM company in Canada to obtain ISO 9000:2001 registration of a quality management system.
Continues rapid growth with projects like the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2010 Games.
Commits to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation for PMs.
Becomes part of the Colliers International family when Colliers purchases 58% of MHPM.
Wins one of three Infrastructure Ontario outsourced project management services provider contracts for five years.
Wins Government of Canada contract to restore buildings on Parliament Hill in a joint venture with Tiree.
Applies PM expertise to municipal infrastructure, realizing rapid growth.
Acquires RX Consulting Group (RCG). RCG leads the complex planning and procurement of furniture, fixtures and equipment for highly specialized facilities in the healthcare, education and justice sectors.
Wins the larger of two Infrastructure Ontario outsourced project manager service provider contracts for a second five-year term.
Forms MHPM-Driver, a joint venture with Driver in Canada and the Middle East. Driver is a global leader in dispute prevention and claims resolution.
Establishes MHPM Development Solutions, broadening our solution to include capital-project consulting services. MHPM Development Solutions provides advice and insight at the outset to optimize building and infrastructure investments.
Opens offices in Cambridge, Kelowna, Kingston, London and Thunder Bay, and a new international office in Dubai, bringing the number of offices to 25.
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