Donn H. Byrne, Jr. Earns Prestigious International Accreditation

San Jose, California – November 1, 2011 – Donn H. Byrne, Jr., the Director of the Appraisal and Property Tax Division of Colliers International in Northern California, was recently awarded a membership designation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

Membership in RICS is confirmation of considerable professional experience, professionalism and ethical practice.  A RICS designation is a badge of achievement in real property valuation and those who carry it are expected to show a commitment to the RICS code of ethics and serving the public interest. As a Member of RICS (MRICS), Byrne has demonstrated these qualifications as well as significant career achievement in his field.

Byrne has more than 20 years of experience in the field of real property valuation, including litigation support and expert witness testimony, corporate consulting and property tax abatement throughout California. He also holds membership with the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). His clients include major corporations, law firms, developers and financial institutions.

RICS Americas noted it is pleased to welcome Donn H. Byrne, Jr. as a new member and looks forward to working with him to promote his high-quality work.

This accomplished professional joins a group of more than 2,300 professionals in the Americas region who, through a combination of proven experience, professional development and contribution to the profession, have achieved member status.

About RICS & RICS Americas
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), with headquarters in London, is the leading organization of its kind in the world for more than 100,000 qualified professionals in property, land, construction and related environmental issues.

RICS Americas, based in New York and covering North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, has more than 2,000 members in commercial and residential development, construction and project management, brokerage, planning and finance and valuation. For further information, visit www.ricsamericas.org or e-mail ricsamericas@rics.org.

About Colliers International
The Appraisal and Property Tax Division of Colliers International in Northern California works in tandem with the individual brokerage groups of Colliers International to perform real property appraisal assignments and minimize the property tax obligations of our clients.  The objective of the Appraisal and Property Tax Division is to deliver accurate, detailed, and timely appraisal and consulting services based on our knowledge and understanding of local real estate markets, the appraisal process, and the real estate asset.

Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 500 offices in 61 countries. Colliers International focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive magazine ranks Colliers International as the top U.S. real estate company and the Lipsey Company ranks Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.colliers.com.

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