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CBRE and national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to renovate the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago

More than 200 CBRE employees to participate

Chicago, IL, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE, through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago during its annual Women’s Networking Forum.

On Monday, May 12, 2014, more than 200 CBRE Women’s Network members and local Chicago CBRE employees will work alongside the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide much-needed upgrades to the housing shelter. The Sylvia Family Shelter, which is part of the Cornerstone Community Outreach nonprofit, serves more than 160 women with children, men with children, inter-generational families and couples with children. Since 1989, Cornerstone Community Outreach has sheltered over 25,000 individuals.

The volunteer projects at the facility will include patching and painting walls, painting uplifting murals for the children’s spaces, replacing flooring, creating a reading and play area for young children, building better storage facilities for donated items, organizing donated items, and making improvements to the playground area.

”CBRE Shelter Program projects are an important part of the programming at our annual Networking Forum,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network Chairperson and Executive Vice President in CBRE’s Chicago office. “Our members are not only excited to work alongside Rebuilding Together in making vital improvements to the Sylvia Center, but they are also eager to demonstrate CBRE’s commitment to volunteerism and community service. It’s a wonderful way to say ‘thank you’ to our event’s host city.”

“Since 2010 CBRE’s dedicated volunteers have been helping Rebuilding Together revitalize communities across the country and it’s been our honor to partner with CBRE Cares,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “The repairs made at the Sylvia Family Shelter today will ensure our neighbors in need have full access to community resources and safety.”

To find out more about CBRE’s Shelter Program and partnership with Rebuilding Together, visit

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), 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 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at

About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us- visit

For Further Information

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267

Victoria O’Banion
Rebuilding Together
T +1 202 603 2160

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