Streetohome Board Chair John McLernon was inducted into the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame in May 2017. The award is bestowed to individuals with outstanding business achievements, enduring contributions to the province, as well as a deep commitment to the community.
Over 400 guests attended the JABC Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame gala dinner and induction ceremonies at the Hotel Vancouver on May 24 to induct John, Richard (Ritchie) Nelson; David G. McLean and Ross J. Beaty to the Hall of Fame.
The Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame is an initiative created by JABC (Junior Achievement BC) to honour business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to our province and country. Laureates are nominated by their peers and chosen by an independent selection committee representing B.C.’s foremost business, academic and media institutions.
John McLernon is co-founder of Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Group of Companies (now Colliers International) and currently serves as its Honorary Chair. He served as CEO from 1977 to 2002 and Chair from 1985 to 2004. Over two decades, Mr. McLernon guided Colliers through some 60 acquisitions, mergers, and start-ups in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
Mr. McLernon is currently Chair of A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund, City Office REIT and Village Farms International, all public companies. Mr. McLernon was also Chair of BC Rail (2001-2010) and BC Lottery Company (2006-2013) both Provincial Crown Corporations. He is Director and Advisor to many private companies including Canadian Urban Limited and the Mark Anthony Group as well as non-profit organizations.
He is currently Chair of Streetohome Foundation, and is a past vice Chair of the Vancouver Foundation and a past Chair of Brentwood College School. Mr. McLernon has been awarded two Queen Elizabeth Jubilee medals and the Province of BC Community Achievement Award for his work with Streetohome Foundation.