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2018 Gala: Soaring to New Heights

On Wednesday, May 16 over 400 commercial real estate industry professionals, fellow Alliance members, and partners will gather for a night of fun, camaraderie, and excitement to honor Boston Properties for their commitment to and leadership of our industry.  Thank you to this year’s  Signature Sponsor, Urban Waterproofing and Legacy Sponsor, Kilroy Realty, for their generous support.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Champion ($12,000), Contributing ($7,500) and Supporting ($3,500) levels. Click here for Sponsorship Enrollment Package. 

Our 4th annual event continues its tradition of providing a fun-filled night with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and an opportunity to make a difference in the future of the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

Proceeds from the 2018 Gala benefit CREATE in its effort to support college-level training courses through San Francisco State’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program, its Fellows Program, career counseling services, paid internships, and scholarships— all to prepare potential employees for jobs in the commercial real estate industry.

Sponsors as of 4/19/2018

Champion Sponsors: Able Services, Skyline Construction Inc., Wareham

Contributing Sponsors: Bently Reserve LP, Comcast Business, Hathaway Dinwiddie, IMG Technologies Inc.

Supporting Sponsors: Alexandria Real Estate, Anderson, Rowe & Buckley, Baker’s Floor & Surface, Bayline Mechanical, Inc., C. E. Toland Metal Crafters, CBF Electric, Cupertino Electric, Inc., Cutting Edge Drapery, Design Workshops, Field Construction, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Hoem & Associates, Innovative Mechanical Inc., Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc., McMillan Electric, Monticelli Painting & Decorating, Next Play Consulting, LLC, PurWater, Revel, RMR Construction, Rossi Builders, Stockham Construction, Inc., VCB Acoustics, Inc.

Boston Properties is CREATE’s 2018 Industry Honoree

Join us in honoring CRE leader Boston Properties at this year’s Gala. 2018 is a benchmark year for Boston Properties, which opened Salesforce Tower, the tallest office building west of Chicago and the new icon of San Francisco, not to mention leased at 97%! They are also celebrating 20 years in San Francisco after the acquisition of Embarcadero Center. Since 1998, Boston Properties has added to their portfolio with the development of 680 Folsom, 690 Folsom, 50 Hawthorne, 535 Mission and Salesforce Tower making them the largest landlord in San Francisco.

But beyond just their real estate transactions, Boston Properties is dedicated to maintaining their communities and creating and strengthening alliances to support them. This starts with their own employees. Boston Properties has always been committed to equality and diversity in the workplace. The company believes that fair and equal opportunity must be available to all and is extremely important in creating positive and productive environments. Boston Properties strong ethics has enabled them to form a strong team comprised of a diverse group of people that are pillars of the community. The example that Boston Properties sets for promoting equality and diversity extends beyond their office walls. Boston Properties is engaged in their local communities to see how they can work with their surrounding neighborhood to build a better and safer community. Boston Properties has an ongoing commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy and throughout the last year, BXP SF employees donated over 800 service hours to more than 100 community events and charitable activities.

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.
➢     Supporting scholarship programs for students, adults in transition, and young professionals already in the industry.
➢     Enriching CRE training through job shadowing and internship opportunities.

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