KBS, one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation and Transwestern today announce that the companies have partnered for a fourth year to support Wreaths Across America, an organization honoring fallen U.S. veterans. This nonprofit organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,700 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. The companies are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 30 KBS properties across the country where Transwestern provides property management services.
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“We’re proud to continue our support of Wreaths Across America in partnership with KBS,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Commercial Services. “It’s a privilege to be able to honor our fallen service men and women for their sacrifices.”
The fundraiser runs Nov. 4-22, and donations can be made online at: wreathsacrossamerica.org/va0310, with a $15 donation to sponsor one wreath. KBS and Transwestern will match the donations up to 2,000 wreaths. One hundred percent of the donations go directly to Wreaths Across America.
“We stand proudly behind Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom,” said Marc DeLuca, regional president, Eastern United States for KBS. “Thanks to our generous tenants and employees, in the last three years we were able to pay tribute to more than 12,000 fallen veterans with wreaths.”
On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 14, volunteers will gather in participating cemeteries to place live basalm wreaths on every veteran headstone as an act of respect, gratitude and remembrance. Those interested in volunteering can sign up on the Wreaths Across America website.
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 approximately $40 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 to exceed the expectations of its investors, partners and tenants. For more information on KBS, please visit www.kbs.com.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 221 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern.