May 16, 2019
The Bently Reserve

Thanks to those who joined us for the 2018 Gala!

On Wednesday, May 16 over 400 commercial real estate industry professionals, fellow Alliance members, and partners gathered 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.

The 4th annual event continued 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 workforce training, a Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program at SF State and at Merritt College (Fall 2018), career counseling services, paid internships, and scholarships— all to prepare potential employees for jobs in the commercial real estate industry.

Click to View Photos from the 2018 Gala

2018 Sponsors 

Urban Waterproofing – Signature Sponsor
Kilroy Realty – Legacy Sponsor

Champion Sponsors: Able Services, PG&E,  Paganini Electric Corporation, Skyline Construction Inc., Wareham Development

Contributing Sponsors: Allied Universal, Bently Reserve LP, Comcast Business, Field Construction, Hathaway Dinwiddie, IMG Technologies Inc.

Supporting Sponsors: ABM, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Anderson Rowe & Buckley, Baker’s Floor & Surface, Bayline Mechanical, Inc., Boston Properties, C. E. Toland & Son, Capital Building Maintenance, CBF Electric, CBRE,  Creative Ceilings Inc., Cupertino Electric, Inc., Cushman & Wakefield, Cutting Edge Drapery, Design Workshops, Dome Construction, Georgia-Pacific Professional, Golden State Contract Flooring, Hanson Bridgett LLP, HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration, Hoem & Associates, Innovative Mechanical Inc., Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc., JLL, McMillan Electric, Metro Services Group, Meyers+ Engineers, Monticelli Painting & Decorating, Next Play Consulting, LLC, Prologis, Revel Architecture & Design, RiverRock Real Estate Group, RMR Construction, Rossi Builders, Schindler, Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P., Siemens, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Stockham Construction, Inc., Syserco, Inc., The Swig Company, Vanbarton Group, VCB Acoustics, Inc., Wilson Meany.

Boston Properties is CREATE’s 2018 Industry Honoree

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.
To view a video about the value of supporting CREATE, click below: