Chicago, IL – April 28, 2014 – CBRE,
through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with
national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the Sylvia
Family Shelter in Chicago during its annual Women’s Networking Forum.
On Monday, May 12, 2014, more than 200 CBRE Women’s
Network members and local Chicago CBRE employees will work alongside the local
Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide
much-needed upgrades to the housing shelter. The Sylvia Family Shelter, which is part of the
Cornerstone Community Outreach nonprofit, serves more than 160 women with
children, men with children, inter-generational families and couples with
children. Since 1989, Cornerstone Community Outreach has sheltered over 25,000
The volunteer projects at the facility will include
patching and painting walls, painting uplifting murals for the children's
spaces, replacing flooring, creating a reading and play area for young
children, building better storage facilities for donated items, organizing
donated items, and making improvements to the playground area.
Shelter Program projects are an important part of the programming at our annual
Networking Forum,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network Chairperson and
Executive Vice President in CBRE’s Chicago office. “Our members are not only
excited to work alongside Rebuilding Together in making vital improvements to
the Sylvia Center, but they are also eager to demonstrate CBRE’s commitment to
volunteerism and community service. It’s a wonderful way to say ‘thank you’ to
our event’s host city.”
“Since 2010 CBRE’s dedicated volunteers have been
helping Rebuilding Together revitalize communities across the country and it’s
been our honor to partner with CBRE Cares,” said Charley Shimanski, president
and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “The repairs made at the Sylvia Family Shelter
today will ensure our neighbors in need have full access to community resources
To find out more about CBRE’s Shelter Program and partnership
with Rebuilding Together, visit www.cbre.com/shelterprogram.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc.
(NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles,
is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in
terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has
approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate
owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding
affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property
sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project
management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services;
investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a
Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home.
Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy
efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to
service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to
revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the
country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a
year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners,
skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us- visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.