The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has selected Colliers International to market and sell the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.

The sale of the Hynes will be a complex, high-profile transaction that the MCCA anticipates will draw global interest due to the site’s size – 5.8 acres – and premier location in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood, MCCA said in a statement.

Colliers has assembled an experienced team with a deep understanding of the Boston market. Their response to the MCCA’s RFP demonstrated a clear understanding of the MCCA’s priorities relative to the sale while showcasing the global reach and key industry relationships that will be needed to successfully complete a transaction of this scale and value.

“We are proud to be selected to advise the MCCA on the redevelopment of the Hynes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a new vision for this multi-dimensional asset in the Back Bay,” said Frank Petz, Colliers International, Managing Director of Investment Sales. “We have assembled a highly-qualified, diverse team — from Janey Construction, Pinck & Co (now Anser Advisory), Shepley Bulfinch and InkHouse Media – with local expertise and knowledge to guide the process. We look forward to working with the city and neighborhood on a project that will be a catalyst for future development as well as continue the legacy of the Back Bay as an economic engine for the region.”