Press Releases

December 20, 2017

Washington – Transwestern and KBS today announce the companies collected donations for nearly 6,000 wreaths for Wreaths Across America, an organization that honors fallen U.S. veterans by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

“Thank you to everyone who donated to provide nearly 6,000 wreaths to Wreaths Across America,” said Chip Clarke, Transwestern President | Americas. “We are forever grateful to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.”

The companies collected donations at 31 KBS properties across the country where Transwestern provides property management services. Transwestern and KBS made a matching donation of 2,000 wreaths. Volunteers placed the wreaths on headstones on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16.

“We’re proud to partner with Transwestern to support Wreaths Across America and pay tribute to our fallen veterans,” said Marc DeLuca, KBS Eastern Regional President. “We’re thankful for our generous tenants in supporting this great cause.”

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, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services 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. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern. For updates from the Mid-Atlantic region, follow @TranswesternDC

KBS is a private equity real estate company and SEC-registered investment advisor founded in 1992. KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity of over $35 billion via 15 separate accounts, six commingled funds, five sovereign wealth funds and seven non-traded REITs. For information, visit

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

Media Contact:
Emily Laird

Chip Clarke

President | Western U.S.

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3370