​HOUSTON – Transwestern today announces it has raised more than $22,000 in less than a three-week period for the ALS Association through an internal Ice Bucket Challenge honoring George Garfield, former West region president who was recently diagnosed with the disease. When the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral, Transwestern team members united to raise money for the worthy cause.

“This campaign challenged each of us individually and brilliantly highlights Transwestern’s culture,” said Larry P. Heard, Transwestern’s CEO. “I am so proud and not the least bit surprised that as a team, we substantially exceeded our short-term goal.”

Transwestern’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Doran kicked off the challenge in style by jumping into an ice water-filled hot tub – while wearing a suit, no less. He challenged the entire Transwestern firm, and just like it did across America, the challenge took off. Hundreds of team members videoed themselves pouring ice water over their heads, posted the video to the firm’s intranet and challenged three other team members.

Transwestern’s challenge had a slight twist – if team members raised $10,000 in just three weeks, the firm’s top three executives would take the challenge. Not only did Transwestern meet that goal, but more than $22,000 was raised over that brief period. True to their word, Transwestern’s Chairman and Founder Robert Duncan, President and CEO Larry Heard, and President │ Americas Chip Clarke took the challenge.

For more information or to donate, visit Transwestern’s fundraising page at twurls.com/als.

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 181 offices in 40 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.


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