Meet the founders
In 1920, Lanard and Axilbund (the historical namesake of Colliers in Philadelphia) took a bold red diamond as emblem for its leasing services to the textile industry in Philadelphias booming loft district - an image quite befitting the tough sophistication exhibited by its young founders, and the dazzling possibilities before them.
Through the decades we have become ever more brilliant, growing from just a few to a few hundred and from a room on Market Street to the mantle of a toptier global firm.
Today we are the largest independently owned real estate firm in Philadelphia, a dynamic multi-faceted organization honed through an enduring commitment to our people, clients and community. Working together to accelerate success, adversities of the past have prepared us for present and reflect into the innovations of
Colliers 100 in the Philadelphia Business Journal
Author: Elizabeth Brand
This week the Philadelphia Business Journal features a 7 page special print section celebrating Colliers' 100 years in business in the region.
The garment trade of the 1920's fueled our foundation, but it was a fast changing world that provided our course for growth and expansion. Most importantly, we're not slowing down. Our history is only our beginning. Read on to learn more about how we've navigated a century of change at Colliers and our gratitude to those who have helped us get here.
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