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CBRE Cares and Rebuilding Together to continue repairs at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago

Los Angeles, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc., through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to continue repairs at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago, Illinois, during its annual CBRE Women’s Networking Forum. This will be the group’s second large-scale volunteer project in as many years at this facility.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, more than 200 CBRE Women’s Network members and Chicago-area CBRE employees will work alongside the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide additional upgrades to the North Side community shelter.

The Sylvia Family Shelter, which is part of the Cornerstone Community Outreach nonprofit, supports families of all types, offering shelter and services to mothers with children, as well as fathers, and families with teens. It serves more than 130 single-parent, two-parent and inter-generational families. It is also one of the few homeless shelters in Chicago that allows fathers to remain with their children.

The volunteer projects at the facility will include deep cleaning, patching and painting walls, organizing donated items, and making improvements to update the common area. Volunteers will also perform some light construction work.

“CBRE Shelter Program projects are an important part of our annual Women’s Networking Forum,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network chairperson and executive vice president in CBRE’s Chicago office. “It’s a rewarding opportunity for members to roll up their sleeves and work alongside our partners at Rebuilding Together to help the community here in Chicago. By improving the Sylvia Family Shelter, we are also improving the lives of the families who call it home.”

“Through CBRE’s Shelter Program, over 5,000 employees have donated countless hours to volunteer with Rebuilding Together and provide community residents throughout the United States with a safe and healthy place to live,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “By renovating the Sylvia Family Shelter, CBRE employees will continue to build on that tradition and ensure homeless families in Chicago can continue to receive the services they need.”

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 (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at

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Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

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