CBRE’s Charity Dragon Boat Race raised CZK 975,000
CBRE, the world’s leader in commercial real estate services, organized a charity dragon boat race for its clients with 14 teams competing. The company raised funds totalling CZK 975,000 for the humanitarian organizations Plan International and the Foundation for Modern Treatment of Arrhythmia supporting the latest developments of new medical technologies for IKEM, the cardiology clinic.
This was the company’s first annual dragon boat race for its colleagues and clients and they were supported by 14 eleven-member teams from major companies operating on the local market on 8. 9. 2016. In addition to CBRE, PwC Legal, Skanska, Wilson & Partners, PointPark Properties, Floweast, Mintgroup, Kinstellar, PANATTONI EUROPE, Arcona Capital, KPMG, Dentons Europe CS LLP, LaSalle Investment Management and Penta took part in the sports charity event. CBRE collected a total of CZK 195,000 from race registration fees. Half of this amount will go to the local Foundation for Modern Treatment of Arrhythmia, which aims to support the development of progressive trends in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders - heart arrhythmia. The remainder, will be multiplied by 9 times by the British Government, therefore totalling an amount of CZK 877,500, will be received by the charity Plan International.
Africa faces many challenges and one of the most pressing ones is child poverty. This is why CBRE has decided to support a long-term programme to improve the opportunities and quality of life for African children. I was delighted by the interest and willingness shown by our colleagues and business partners who participated in the dragon boat races and made the day such a huge success.
CBRE has been in partnership with the humanitarian organization Plan International since March 2014. The company is primarily involved in the project in the EMEA region with the aim of improving the opportunities and quality of life of children in African countries and supporting their education. Last year, CBRE Czech Republic made a contribution of CZK 630,000 to Plan International for educating girls in Sierra Leone.
CBRE Group, 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 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at www.cbre.cz.