Commercial Real Estate Fundraiser Nets $15,000 for Charity
The 8th Annual Joint Commercial Real Estate Networking Event, held on September 12, 2013, raised $15,000 to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. The money was split evenly, gifting each cause with a check for $7,500.
“This event continues to grow. Over the past two years, the money raised for local charities is up more than 50 percent,” says Joni Barnes, TCAR board president and director of sales and leasing for Pinpoint Properties. “We are so thankful to the sponsors, hosts and attendees who made this year’s event so successful.”
The annual event brought together more than 300 members from eight commercial real estate organizations for networking in a festive environment, with proceeds benefitting the area nonprofits. To date, $90,000 has been donated to local charities, including The Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Hilltop Homes, Wake County Women’s Shelter, Pretty in Pink, InterAct, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Haven House and Urban Ministries.
Platinum sponsor Southport Business Park hosted the event, showcasing available office space and amenities. The Dilweg Companies served as gold sponsor. In addition, 37 businesses, serving the triangle real estate community, contributed at a silver sponsor level.
The joint-networking organizations participating in the event include:
- Building Owners and Managers/Raleigh-Durham (BOMA)
- Certified Commercial Investment Member/North Carolina Chapter (CCIM)
- International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
- Institute of Real Estate Management/Greater Raleigh-Durham (IREM)
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties/Research Triangle (NAIOP)
- Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)
- Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW)
- Triangle Area Office Building Association (TRAOBA)
About Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS®:
The Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) is one of 1,800 local associations of REALTORS® nationwide that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®. TCAR is the second largest commercial overlay board in North Carolina with 600 members, and is accredited through the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance. The association was established in 1995, but began as a committee of the residential real estate board in 1977. TCAR serves: real estate practitioners, appraisers, property managers and others allied with the real estate industry in a 14 county area, including the Triangle. For more information, visit www.tcar.com.