Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services team in Northern California continues to come together in support of their communities, as this dedicated team of professionals remains steadfast in their commitment to give back and help improve the lives of others in need. Following a wonderful community effort in support of several worthy causes during late 2018 and through the holidays, members from our inspired Asset Services team have again volunteered themselves this spring to assist two amazing organizations: Alameda County Community Food Bank and Rebuilding Together.
On April 23, several members with our Asset Services team helped to assist the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland. Cushman & Wakefield’s Warren Mead, Zack Anderson, Nicole Price, Kelly Jauregui, Leigh Renard, Jourdan Murray, Trendalyn Hallesy, and Mary Padilla joined forces with other community members from across Northern California to support the effort of providing quality meals to those who are hungry. As a whole, the day’s group of hard-working and passionate volunteers helped to sort and bag approximately 11,350 pounds of oranges, 4,630 pounds of onions and 1,390 pounds of apples. The collective effort of all volunteers led to a grand total of more than 17,360 pounds of food—the equivalent of over 14,000 meals that gets distributed throughout Alameda County.
For over 30 years, Alameda County Community Food Bank have stood by their unwavering belief that food is a basic human right. The Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes millions of healthy meals every year and are on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty. Nutritious food is essential to success and every child, adult and senior should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live vibrant, productive lives. For more visit https://www.accfb.org/
And later that week on April 27, members of our NorCal Asset Services group also teamed up in support of Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization that assists people in the community with home repairs and renovations that they would not have been able to do by themselves. The organization helps seniors, low income, and disabled applicants throughout the year. The Rebuilding Day effort is one of two held each year that enlists volunteers throughout Silicon Valley to help with major and minor repairs and life-changing improvements.
This year’s supporters from our Asset Services included Jillian Monteleone, Tiffany Lauchlan, Eddie Romo and Elizabeth Macedo, who joined Rebuilding Together to assist a senior in need by adding a fresh coat of exterior paint and providing yard cleanup to her home. When the owner had inherited the property from her uncle in 2011, it was in complete disrepair, and being 75 years of age with limited mobility she was unable to make the needed repairs to her home. But when she learned of the Spring Rebuilding Day, she felt like an “angel tapped her on the shoulder.”
Sandra Boyle, Senior Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services in Northern California, said, “Our Northern California team continues to exhibit a ‘Pride of Action’, and these community efforts exemplify great teamwork, commitment and collaboration within and beyond our firm. In addition to the many benefits this provides in our community, our employees also develop a sense of social responsibility and a heart for giving back and helping others, which we hope may also be influential and inspire others to volunteer.”
About Cushman & Wakefield Asset Services in Northern California
Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services team is dedicated to providing comprehensive property management services throughout the asset life cycle. Focused on enhancing asset value, our property managers are empowered to minimize operating costs, improve efficiencies, and enhance customer service in order to protect the value of each investment. In Northern California, Cushman & Wakefield is currently managing more than 53.5 million square feet of real estate in 11 counties across the region. For more visit http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/services/property-asset-management
Story by Joshua Deale, Communications Manager