By Bruce Mosler, Chairman, Global Brokerage and Chairman, Veterans Initiative Program
It’s official! U.S. Army Lt. Garrett Spears and his family have a new, mortgage-free home! I want to personally thank every person who donated to Operation FINALLY HOME during the 2018 Cushman & Wakefield Industrial Conference.
This new home is a game-changer for Garrett and his family. The Lennar NEXT GEN home is specifically designed for multigenerational living and includes a variety of customizations to be convenient, comfortable and accessible for Lt. Spears. It also features a full private suite, connected through a dual access door, with its own entrance, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. The unique floorplan will help Lt. Spears’ caregivers, his mother and stepfather, more readily provide care for the injured veteran, while still allowing him a sense of independence.
On July 23, team members from Cushman & Wakefield, Operation FINALLY HOME and Lennar joined the Spears family and members of the San Antonio community for the ribbon cutting and home dedication, when Lt. Spears had the chance to tour the completed home for the first time.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Logistics & Industrial Services group has been closely involved in Operation FINALLY HOME’s homebuilding project for Lt. Spears since 2018, when the team helped to raise more than $100,000 to fund construction. The firm has worked with Operation FINALLY HOME on other projects since 2014, raising more than $180,000 for the organization in total.
Cushman & Wakefield’s partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME is just part of the firm’s commitment to veteran causes. Through the Veterans Initiative Program, the firm works to find challenging and rewarding career opportunities for veterans. Cushman & Wakefield actively partners with Hiring Our Heroes and the Corporate Fellowship Program, which provides veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce.
Thank you again to everyone who helped make this great day possible!
Learn more about Cushman & Wakefield’s Veterans Initiative Program.
Bruce Mosler is Chairman of Global Brokerage and Chairman of the Veterans Initiative Program at Cushman & Wakefield. Widely respected as one of the commercial real estate industry’s most influential and talented professionals, Mr. Mosler has leased millions of square feet that have shaped the fabric of New York City. Called “cutting-edge” and “one of the most energetic and successful” executives in the industry, Mr. Mosler has been a formative leader at Cushman & Wakefield for over 20 years, having served as its CEO & President from 2005 -2010.
Mr. Mosler sits on numerous non-profit boards and most notably has directed much of his attention toward veteran and military issues. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Chairman of the Shafik Gabr Foundation. Mr. Mosler also serves on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and is a member of the boards of the Team Rubicon, Navy League of the United States, New York State Troopers Foundation, Police Athletic League, and Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, among other civic and charitable organizations.