Did you know: George has lived in the Treasure Valley since 2001.

George Iliff,
Managing Owner,
Colliers International

What is the first thing you would show a visitor to the Treasure Valley?

I would show them our vibrant Downtown, the entertainment options and the business community because the energy, cleanliness and varied opportunities are amazing for a city the size of Boise.

What is your company’s philosophy on the importance of community?

Colliers is deeply committed to our community and to building sustainable business practices, symbiotic environments and workplaces. We show compassion for those in need, and we value and respect each other’s differences and individuality.

What is the biggest challenge or opportunity for our community in 2016?

Leadership. The business community in general should be more actively engaged in communicating with political leaders and needs to invest in the growth strategy for the Treasure Valley.

Why did you choose to get involved in Together Treasure Valley?

When business leadership unites together to strategize and publicly discuss opportunity for the future, we have a better chance at making positive steps forward.  Together Treasure Valley gives us the opportunity to do just that.

How has the Treasure Valley changed since you’ve lived here?

When I moved here from California in 2001, I felt that the Treasure Valley had tremendous opportunity to grow in many positive ways. Until recently, I have been disappointed that we have been slow to develop. With the recent activities in Downtown Boise and those in Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell, I feel like the market has “tipped” and that we are now becoming a strong regional market contender.

Who is someone local who has influenced you?

I have great respect for Dennis Johnson, CEO of United Heritage Insurance, and the thoughtful way that he runs his Treasure Valley-based business. I applaud his commitment to his industry reflected in his many national industry positions; his commitment to community displayed in his leadership in many organizations; and his commitment to growing his business and base in the Treasure Valley.

Anything else you’d like to highlight about how your company supports the Treasure Valley?

Colliers is deeply involved in giving back to the Treasure Valley. Our 42 in-house staff members are involved in more than 70 local organizations, and many of them are in leadership commitments. We also participate in several companywide volunteer opportunities with various local nonprofits every year. We collectively believe that being involved in and giving back to our community is crucial to our regional, local and personal growth.

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