Press Releases

Companies Honor Fallen Soldiers with Wreath-Laying Fundraising Campaign

November 01, 2021

WASHINGTON – KBS and Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announce the companies are partnering for the sixth consecutive year to support Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit that honors fallen U.S. soldiers by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery and more than 2,500 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. KBS and Transwestern are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 19 KBS properties where Transwestern provides property management services.

“Since 2016, Transwestern and KBS have helped sponsor more than 32,000 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 runs from November 1 through November 30. 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.

“We are proud to continually support Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember and to honor the sacrifice of fallen U.S. fallen veterans and American heroes that put their lives on the line for our freedoms,” said Marc DeLuca, regional president, Eastern United States for KBS. “Special thanks to our supportive tenants that collect donations for wreath sponsorships each year.”

On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 18, volunteers will gather in participating cemeteries to place live balsam wreaths on every veteran headstone as a demonstration of respect, gratitude, and remembrance. Those interested in volunteering can sign up on the Wreaths Across America website.

To donate online, please visit

Photos are available for download here.

About KBS
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 $43 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

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, and investment management. 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 and @Transwestern.

Transwestern Media Contact:
Jaime Luckey