Emden Joins Colliers as Vice Chair

Emden will report directly to New York Tri-State CEO Mark Jaccom and will hold responsibility for growing the company’s tenant representation division, transacting leases, acquiring new business and developing the roster of brokers.

June 8, 2010
By Allison Landa, News Editor

Colliers International has bolstered its profile with the addition of 35-year industry veteran James Emden, who will join the firm’s New York Tri-State operations as vice chairman.

Emden will report directly to New York Tri-State CEO Mark Jaccom and will hold responsibility for growing the company’s tenant representation division, transacting leases, acquiring new business and developing the roster of brokers.

“Jimmy Emden is the type of high-caliber, top-tier professional who embodies Colliers International’s growth and expansion,” Jaccom said. “He represents clients at the highest levels of professional excellence, and will be a great mentor to our stable of up-and-coming professionals.”

Most recently, Emden worked for the New York City office of CB Richard Ellis. He was an original member of the Edward S. Gordon Co., which became Insignia/ESG and then later CBRE. Throughout his career, he has negotiated more than $500 million in New York region leases, with some of his biggest transactions including Viacom’s 450,000-square-foot lease at 1515 Broadway and Lantis Eyewear’s 338,000-square-foot lease in Seacacus, N.J.