2013 Mid-Market Rising Star: Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor is chief executive officer of Colliers International’s Americas region, which encompasses operations in more than 200 offices in 10 countries, with more than 7,000 employees and revenues of nearly $1 billion.
Throughout his career Dylan has worked extensively in international markets, having managed or launched operations in the Middle East, Europe, China and Latin America. He also has significant experience in business turnarounds and operational integration.

Under Dylan’s leadership, Colliers was ranked the number-one brokerage firm in the United States (2011–2012) by Commercial Property Executive, and The Lipsey Company’s annual survey listed Colliers as the second-most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. The World Economic Forum named Dylan one of the top Young Global Leaders in the World for 2011 in recognition of his professional accomplishments, his commitment to society, and his potential to impact the world through inspiring leadership. He was recently selected as a commercial real estate thought leader as a Delphi Fellow for Big Think, a digital knowledge forum that has assembled the top thinkers from around the globe. Dylan is the only real estate industry professional to receive this distinction.

Before joining Colliers International, Dylan was president of Global Client Services for a competing real estate services firm where he oversaw 15 separate business units that included 4,000 employees and revenues of nearly $300 million.
Previous to this firm, Dylan spent more than five years as senior vice president of Corporate Solutions for Jones Lang LaSalle and nearly seven years at SAIA Burgess, a global supplier of electronics based in Switzerland.

Dylan’s community service passions include health and children: He has been an avid supporter and Board member for both the March of Dimes and the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Dylan regularly speaks on issues related to global business strategy, organizational change, outsourcing, commercial real estate, capital markets, and economic trends.
Recent appearances include the Bloomberg Global Real Estate Conference and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate Conference.