On Thursday 13th of June 2013 employees of the Czech branch of CBRE took an effort to remove damages caused by the floods in Prague Zoo. CBRE not only voluntarily contributed in the recovery of the zoo, but also handed over a benefit cheque of CZK 100,000.

Employees of companies CBRE and IMPACT-CORTI, which merged into CBRE earlier this year, spent the whole Thursday removing damages caused to Prague Zoo by the recent floods. At 8 o’clock all employees met in front of the main entrance in non-traditional work uniforms and stylish rubber boots to be allocated to different parts of the Prague Zoo to clean cages, remove mud and take out garbage. Thanks to this event everyone also had an opportunity to get to “backstage” of certain pavilions such as a turtles’ or elephants’, where no regular visitors are allowed. The aim was to contribute in the fastest and most efficient recovery of the Zoo in Prague, being the most popular tourist destination in the country.

After lunch, Richard Curran, Managing Director of CBRE, expressed support for the management of the Zoo by handing over a cheque in the amount of CZK 100,000 to Miroslav Bobek, Director of Prague Zoo. "Through our contribution we wanted to show that a well-functioning team is also able to engage in activities which are not a common part of its specialization, in our case provision of comprehensive real estate advice," says Richard Curran, Managing Director of CBRE. "Fair work and team spirit can be effectively used where needed particularly at a time when the Czech Republic was affected by natural disaster," says Richard Curran.

One of CBREs long term goals is to contribute and support sustainable development and social integration. Their help to Prague Zoo is therefore a natural part of the company philosophy.