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Higher Education

From Vision to Reality: Crafting Educational Environments for Success

Delivering unique, sustainable and competitive education spaces

Your university or college is focused on providing students and faculty with learning environments that support academic excellence through collaboration, partnerships, and socialization.

Learn more about our services for higher education by downloading our brochure here .

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How We Can Help

Colliers Project Leaders is widely recognized as the ‘go to’ firm in Canada for the successful delivery of post-secondary capital projects, with more than 50 higher education clients nationwide. We have a dedicated National Higher Education Team, supported at the local level by certified project managers working in 30+ offices. We understand the unique complexities and timeline sensitivities inherent in these projects and their importance to your institution’s reputation and competitive advantage.

Through a culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, our team of project leaders acts on your behalf to protect your interests. We can provide you with access to a complete offering of services combined with deep expertise including:

Project Delivery

Through in-depth analysis, we can help you evaluate the benefits of different project delivery approaches to ensure you get the most value for your investment. We have experience in delivery methodologies including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Bid-Finance, Construction Management and Public Private Partnership (P3), as well as emerging methods such as Progressive Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

We take the time to understand your specific project requirements and risk tolerance, and then apply our proprietary Construction Methodology Assessment Matrix tool to recommend the most advantageous construction approach for your project.

Affordable Student Housing

Our extensive experience as project managers uniquely benefits you when it comes to developing affordable student housing. We excel in conducting in-depth residence needs analysis and crafting strategic business plans to align with your growth ambitions. Our proven expertise in managing major student housing projects, including new residence building construction, guarantees a seamless and cost-effective development process for your institution.

Experience Showcase

Toronto Metropolitan University Expands Skyward with Mixed-Use Development

Toronto Metropolitan University's (formerly Ryerson University) mixed-use, 45-storey 202 Jarvis Street Development will provide additional academic space, as well as much needed affordable living for its downtown Toronto student population. The project is being delivered using the IPD model.

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Algoma University Honours Indigenous History and Cultural Rebirth

To honour First Nations, Metis and Inuit children, survivors and communities, Algoma University and the Children of Shingwauk are embarking on a project that acknowledges Indigenous history and celebrates Indigenous culture through its Makwa Waakaa’igan Centre for Cross-Culture Excellence.

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Centennial College A-Building Expansion: Canada’s First Zero-Carbon Mass Timber Institution

Centennial Colleges new, state-of-the-art structure includes 1,057 individual pieces of locally sourced, cross- and glue-laminated Canadian timber. The use of timber is a conscious and sustainable decision, as the facility’s design also incorporates WELL, LEED and Net Zero Carbon elements to ensure that the building’s operations produce no emissions.

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