Companies Honor Fallen Soldiers with Wreath-Laying Fundraising Campaign
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBS and Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announced the companies partnered for the seventh consecutive year to support Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit that honors fallen U.S. soldiers by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 3,400 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.
“Since 2015, Transwestern and KBS have helped sponsor more than 38,200 wreaths,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services. “We’re proud to continue supporting Wreaths Across America’s tremendous initiative and honor our fallen soldiers and their families.”
The KBS and Transwestern fundraising campaign ran during the month of November. A $15 donation sponsors one wreath with 100% of proceeds going directly to Wreaths Across America. The companies will match contributions up to 2,000 wreaths. This year, the companies collected donations at 13 KBS-owned properties where Transwestern provides property management services. Transwestern and KBS raised $30,210 and made a matching contribution of 1,511 wreaths.
“We are proud to continually support Wreaths Across America in their mission to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach future generations about the value of freedom,” said Marc DeLuca, CEO and Regional President, Eastern United States for KBS. “Thank you to our generous tenants and employees whose contributions allow us to pay tribute each year.”
On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 17, volunteers from Transwestern and KBS will gather at Arlington National Cemetery and participating locations to place live balsam wreaths on veteran headstones as a demonstration of respect, gratitude, and remembrance. Those interested in volunteering can sign up on the Wreaths Across America website.
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KBS is one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation. As a private equity real estate company and an SEC-registered investment adviser, KBS and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity of more than $44.5 billion on behalf of private and institutional investors globally. Founded in 1992 by Peter Bren and Chuck Schreiber, KBS acquires and operates prime commercial real estate in some of the most successful epicenters in the country. The firm is committed in its business ethics, its business relationships, and its constant focus on exceeding the expectations of its investors, partners, and tenants. SEC registration as an investment advisor does not imply any particular level of skill or training. For more information on KBS, please visit www.kbs.com.
About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.
The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at transwestern.com and @Transwestern.
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