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Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Boise office participates in Volunteer Month at the Idaho Foodbank


In the spirit of Volunteer Month this April employees and brokers of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, Colliers International and Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate showed up to volunteer together during the Idaho Foodbank corporate volunteer challenge. They had fun and they helped bag a lot of nutritious oats for hungry Idahoans! Roughly 1,256 bags.

Seven Utah Title 1 Schools Benefit from Commerce Real Estate Solutions’ School Supply Drive Competition

SALT LAKE CITY—August 23, 2011—Agents and staff in Commerce Real Estate Solutions’ Utah offices and divisions competed against each other during the past five weeks to collect supplies for seven Title 1 schools.

The firm’s School Supply Drive Competition grossed 3,156 much needed items to be shared among the seven schools, such as crayons, glue sticks, pencils, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. Each agent and staff member spent their own money to purchase the supplies that will be delivered just in time for teachers and students to start the school year.

“We have had so much fun competing with each other to collect these school supplies for our nearby schools,” said Michael Lawson, President and CEO of Commerce Real Estate Solutions. “The Title 1 federal funding these schools receive does not include appropriations for supplies and we frequently hear of teachers and administrators purchasing supplies for their students out of their own pockets. We hope to alleviate this by what we have been able to provide through our internal supply drive.”

September 2009: United Way Day of Caring, Boys & Girls Club

On Thursday, September 10, 2009 a group from Commerce CRG took part in the United Way Day of Caring by painting the interior of the Boys & Girls Club of Sugar House. “The United Way Day of Caring is a wonderful way to improve our community through service. It is also the best way to get a firsthand look at the needs in our community. Last year nearly 2,600 volunteers from local companies worked on 151 service projects. I’m sure those numbers were surpassed this year.”
United Way Day of Caring, Boys & Girls Club

Equality Utah’s 8th Annual Allies Dinner

On Wednesday, August 19, a group from Commerce CRG attended the Equality Utah’s 8th Annual Allies Dinner. This dinner benefits Equality Utah’s Political Action Committee, which “endorses candidates and supports their campaigns with volunteer efforts and financial contributions. Through the efforts of Equality Utah PAC, we are working to expand the number of fair-minded elected officials in state and local government.”

Equality Utah's 8th Annual Allies Dinner

Bees Game With Our Veterans

On Monday, July 27, 2009 a group from Commerce CRG spent the evening at a Bees game with 11 of our nation’s veterans from the VA Nursing Home. Everyone had an enjoyable evening cheering, watching the game and spending one-on-one time with each other. We would like to thank Spring Mobile Ball Park for their generous donation of tickets. To volunteer at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, visit

June 2009: Commerce CRG Volunteers at the Utah Arts Festival

June 2009: Commerce CRG Volunteers at the Utah Arts Festival
On Thursday, June 25, 2009 a group from Commerce CRG volunteered at the 33rd Annual Utah Arts Festival, pouring and serving beverages and greeting people to the festival. “The mission of the Utah Arts Festival Foundation, Inc. is to produce the annual Utah Arts Festival, for the purpose of promoting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Utah.” Internationally and nationally know, the four day festival is a great kick off to the summer in Utah.

Commerce CRG Volunteers

May 2009: Commerce CRG Canines Strut Their Mutts

Commerce CRG Canines Strut Their Mutts On Saturday, May 30, 2009 a group from Commerce CRG formed the “Commerce CRG Canines Dog Pack” for the 14th Annual Strut Your Mutt

April 2009: Utah Food Bank

On Wednesday, April 29 a group from Commerce CRG sorted food and built orders at the Utah Food Bank, which will be shipped to over 240 programs and agencies statewide.

March 2009: Ronald McDonald House

On Sunday, March 29 a group from Commerce CRG prepared and served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House for 40 individuals.Families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House come from all over the country and world to Primary Children’s Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children and the University of Utah Medical Center for treatment and care.