Colliers Boston Taps Jessica Sawyer as Executive Vice President of Operations


BOSTON – Colliers International Boston announced that Jessica Sawyer has rejoined the firm as Executive Vice President of Operations. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for all operational activities of the firm including finance and accounting, talent management, research, marketing, technology and office services.

Her priorities include strategic planning, operational excellence and employee experience.

Sawyer rejoins Colliers after five years in corporate real estate, first as the senior director of real estate portfolio strategy and planning at Fidelity Investments and then as part of the talent & enterprise services team at Liberty Mutual where she oversaw delivery of real estate, safety, business continuity and other administrative services for the U.S. consumer markets business unit.

She was previously a vice president in the development and consulting services group at Colliers for seven years, where she was responsible for a variety of consulting assignments for non-profit and corporate clients.

“We are thrilled to have Jessica at the helm of our firm’s operations where she will plan and direct all aspects of our operational policies, objectives and initiatives,” said Jim Elcock, president and managing partner of Colliers International, Boston. “She is a talented leader with fresh ideas that will push the firm to be the very best that we can be and drive our day-to-day operations seamlessly.”

Sawyer is currently an active member of CoreNet Global and CoreNet New England where she also serves on the programs committee. She has also been active in non-profit organizations including WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy organization, and Casa Myrna Vazquez, a provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. She received two bachelor’s degrees from Dartmouth College in economics and history.