November 13, 2018
Washington – Transwestern and KBS today announce the companies have partnered for a third year to support Wreaths Across America, an organization that honors fallen U.S. veterans by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. The companies are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 31 KBS properties across the country where Transwestern provides property management services.
“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. 1-21, and donations can be made online at wreathsacrossamerica.org/va0310, with $15 sponsoring one wreath. Transwestern and KBS 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, KBS Eastern Regional President. “Thanks to our generous tenants, in the last two years we were able to pay tribute to more than 12,000 fallen veterans with wreaths.”
On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 15, 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 the Wreaths Across America website.
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.
KBS is a private equity real estate company and an SEC-registered investment adviser. Founded in 1992 by Peter Bren and Chuck Schreiber, it is recognized as one of the largest commercial office owners globally. Since inception, KBS-affiliated companies have completed transactional activity in excess of $38 billion via 16 separate accounts and six commingled funds, for government and corporate pension funds. Additionally, KBS has sponsored five sovereign wealth funds and seven SEC-registered, non-traded REITs. For information, visit www.kbs.com.
Emily (Laird) Conrad