Colliers International is a leading global real estate services organization with more than 480 offices worldwide. Colliers International is backed by the financial strength of FirstService Corp, a strong, diversified capital partner. As a result, Colliers was cited by Harvard Business Review as a leading global real estate service provider, and was named the Corporate Real Estate Partner of the Year at the CoreNet Global Awards.
Colliers International needed to build a new property listing system. This new system was to provide global access to property listings details whilst maintaining a centralised property repository of all Colliers property data. Additionally, the new platform was required to address limitations of their existing system related to access and distribution of ‘People’ and ‘Property’ data.
The key requirements for development were as follows:
Creating a new Master Property Database with the required marketing fields to drive the new colliers.com website and subsequently independent websites and other applications
Develop a listing system which is independent of other systems and therefore, has more flexibility, less cost and risk associated should any of these systems change in the future.
Provide a globally accessible independent platform, free of license concerns
Providing multilingual capabilities, publishing workflow, and a flexible schema
Ensure platform scalability
Colliers International Global Head Office located in Seattle, Washington appointed OneClick based on the highly successful projects delivered for both Colliers New Zealand and Canada and our deep understanding of the global commercial property market.
Key functionality of this new property listing system included:
Property administration system accessed via Sitecore CMS
Standalone UI access point
Azure architecture and hosting - cloud based
API connections - Bi-Directional Web Services
Proven best Practice UI/UX
Enterprise level performance - Blob Storage
Reporting and Analysis
Integration with Dynamics CRM, Colliers people directory, Sitecore CMS
Since the launch of the Colliers Our Listing System it has now been successfully rolled out to over 60 countries and hundreds of Colliers offices worldwide.
Following this development the platform has been further extended to provide reporting dashboards, research analysis and a marketing centre for the creation of emails, property flyers.
"We were looking for something transformational in our industry, and this work puts us firmly on that road. It’s a site we should all feel proud of." Stan Waldrop Colliers Global