Gala

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Join 400+ commercial industry real estate professionals on Thursday, May 16 to celebrate CREATE’s efforts to identify, educate, and recruit talent for commercial real estate. CREATE is Bridging the Gap in the talent drought so that employers have a diverse pipeline of job-ready candidates.  It will be a night of fun, camaraderie, networking, and the opportunity to hear from our honoree, Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate and similarly committed to providing mentorship, skills training, internships and job placement services for people interested in pursuing careers in logistics, distribution and transportation—sectors currently experiencing a significant labor shortage.

The event promises to continue its tradition of providing a fun-filled night with hosted bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and an opportunity to make a difference in the future of the local commercial real estate Industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Support for CREATE addresses our growing need for “job ready” commercial property professionals. Providing hands-on training, financial aid, internships and job placement services to students wishing to pursue a career in commercial real estate and related service industries ensures a sustainable future for our industry. Already, 50% of the program graduates are employed in the industry. Your support is crucial to continuing our mission to expand and strengthen the commercial real estate workforce. Please review the sponsorship opportunities and join our effort today!  Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sponsors (as of 4/10/2019)
Legacy Sponsor – Kilroy Realty
Champion Sponsors: Able Services, Prologis, ProTech Security, Skyline Construction Inc., Wareham Development
Contributing Sponsors: Allen Matkins, Boston Properties, Bently Reserve, CBF Electric, Comcast Business, Field Construction, Home Depot
Supporting Sponsors: Anderson, Rowe & Buckley, Baker’s Floor & Surface, Bayline Mechanical, Inc., CBF Electric, C.E. Toland & Son, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Cutting Edge Drapery, Design Workshops, Ellis Partners, Hines, Hoem & Associates, Impark, Innovative Mechanical Inc., McMillan Electric, Monticelli Painting & Decorating, Next Play Consulting, LLC, Otis, RiverRock Real Estate Group, Rockhill Management, Stockham Construction, Inc., Tishman Speyer

Prologis is CREATE’s 2019 Industry Honoree
As the global leader in logistics real estate, Prologis owns and manages modern distribution facilities for 5,100 customers in 19 countries. From Carson, California, to Miami, Florida, to London, England, to Tokyo, Japan, goods totaling approximately 2% of the world’s GDP flow through the company’s properties annually. In 2018, Prologis completed Georgetown Crossroads, the first multistory warehouse in the U.S., and in the San Francisco Bay Area, its portfolio totals 23.2M sq. ft, including the newly developed Class A facilities at Prologis Oakland Global Logistics Center, strategically located on the Port of Oakland serving the Last TouchTM and global trade.

Prologis strives to be a good employer and to strengthen the communities where we work and live. Recognizing that inclusion and diversity are key to extending its competitive advantage, Prologis has several internal and external initiatives to encourage women and under-represented groups into real estate, including partnerships with NAIOP, Urban Land Institute, and the Forte Foundation. In 2018, it launched the Community Workforce Initiative (CWI), to help customers expand their talent pipelines and create opportunities in local economies. Through CWI’s collaborations with local workforce programs across the country, it provides mentorship, skills training, internships and job placement services for people interested in pursuing careers in logistics, distribution and transportation—sectors currently experiencing a significant labor shortage.

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Ways to Participate

Contributions to CREATE are tax-deductible and go a long way in helping prepare an eager young workforce for a career in Commercial Real Estate by:

➢     Strengthening our workforce with outreach to diverse and under-served populations.
➢     Funding curriculum development for college-level instruction, and career guidance.
➢     Enriching CRE training through job shadowing and internship opportunities.
To view a video about the value of supporting CREATE, click below: