These remain challenging times for commercial real estate companies. But that doesn’t mean that industry members aren’t taking the time to support good causes in their communities.
Just look at the Ohio offices of Colliers International.
These offices during the month of May joined forces to support the Ronald McDonald House charity, an organization that provides a “home away from home” for families and their children who are receiving medical care at local hospitals. Ronald McDonald Houses are available to all such families, regardless of their financial situations.
More than 30 employees from the Cincinnati and Columbus Colliers offices participated in “Building Up Communities,” a volunteer program where each office commits hours to a different charitable organization each quarter.
In both Columbus and Cincinnati, employees spent time cleaning the interior of the Ronald McDonald House. The volunteers from Colliers International|Ohio cleaned the common areas and activity spaces, kitchens, library, playroom, hallways and patio areas. Volunteers vacuumed, dusted and washed windows.
“Being a part of Colliers International means we live out our core values each day,” said James Garrett, Jr., chief operating officer of for Colliers’ Ohio region. “It’s extremely important to support the communities in which we work and live. We are glad to help out any way that we can as individuals or an organization and volunteer for a worthwhile cause like the Ronald McDonald House.”
It’s good to read about such efforts. It’s a reminder that commercial real estate pros aren’t shy about contributing to their communities.
— Dan Rafter