NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colliers International (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) announced today that highly respected retail industry experts Brad Mendelson and David A. Green have joined the firm, effective immediately, a move that significantly enhances Colliers' position in global, North American, and New York retail markets. Based in New York, C. Bradley Mendelson, senior partner and vice chairman and David A. Green, senior partner and vice chairman, will enhance Colliers' retail practice in Manhattan and the New York Tristate region. As senior partners of the retail team, Green and Mendelson will have a specialized focus on urban retail and broader iconic retail transactions. "The addition of this vibrant retail team is a major strategic step up in expanding Colliers' retail platform in New York," said Joseph Harbert, Colliers International president | Eastern Region. "With decades of acclaimed industry experience, Brad and David bring an exceptional level of on-the-ground market knowledge and they position us well to take our retail practice to new heights." Mendelson, acknowledged as one of the top retail professionals in New York, has worked on some of New York City's most notable real estate transactions. Past and current assignments include the redevelopment of 1530 Broadway for Bow Tie Partners, where Toys 'R Us once operated the world's largest toy store, now the soon to open flagship Gap and Old Navy stores; the campaign at 666 Fifth Avenue, with the leasing to Uniqlo and Hollister; the lease of the St. Regis condominium retail space on Fifth Avenue to various divisions of the Swatch Companies; and, the recent leases for Saks Off Fifth Department Store at 135 East 57th Street and the new Zara store at 222 Broadway. Mendelson has received numerous awards including the Real Estate Board of New York's 2000 and 2011 Most Creative Deal of the Year Awards for his work on the Toys 'R Us transaction in Times Square and the leasing of the Times Square Theater.