10th Annual Broker Bowl-A-Thon – November 19, 2015

by Mike Kirner

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This is How We Rolled: $63,000 Raised for Habitat for Humanity
One of the year’s most talked about, anticipated and cool charitable events took place on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm at the Presidio Bowl in San Francisco. The 10th annual CWFL (Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders) Charity Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco was attended by well over 200 people from all corners of the Bay Area.

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C&W’s Amanda Murray, Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Kris Leja and C&W’s Dan Johnson

The CWFL Charity Bowl – A – Thon is an over the top, awesome night of bowling, networking and mingling  with commercial real estate professionals, friends and clients.  Cushman & Wakefield San Francisco’s office raised $63,000 for this year’s event. Since 2006, CWFL has raised over $500,000 for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

photo buttonAccording to Amanda Murray, Platform Manager at Cushman & Wakefield San Francisco and co-chairman of this year’s event: ” CWFL Northern California is thrilled to have hosted and executed another successful Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. We can’t thank our sponsors and teams enough for helping us raise above our target amount for 2015. Over the past 10 years, we’ve collectively raised over half a million dollars to this fantastic cause – something that all current and legacy CWFL members are incredibly proud of. We look forward to continuing to work with Habitat for Humanity for many years to come.”

Cushman & Wakefield Associate Director Dan Johnson, who co-chaired with Murray was equally pleased with this year’s results: ” The 10th annual CWFL Bowl-A-Thon was a huge success. The commercial real estate community came out in force to support this awesome event and Habitat for Humanity. Big thanks to all attendees and sponsors for making this possible; what a fabulous night!”

Studley Brings “A Game”;  Wins Coveted Trophy
CWFL Charity Broker Bowl-A-Thon teams were comprised of brokers from a myriad of competing commercial real estate firms from all over the Bay Area.

Brokers, admininistrative staff and clients from the region’s top Commercial Real Estate brands, including CBRE, JLL, Newmark Cornish & Carey, Kidder Matthews, Savills Studley, Touchstone Commercial, Starboard and of course, Cushman & Wakefield attended the three hour event.

Congratulations to Savills Studley for beating out all competition. Studley’s team was comprised of Alex Phillips, Steve Barker, Matt Hart, Mike McCandless, Ivan Chavez and David Palmer.

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2015 Champs: Studley’s Alex Phillips, Steve Barker, Matt Hart, Mike McCandless, Ivan Chavez and David Palmer

Brokers of all skill levels and career levels signed up, and this year’s event featured 16 teams. Many competitors brought their own bowling balls, customized team shirts, bowling shoes, gloves and egos!. Others simply showed up, cheered on their favorite team and enjoyed the warm social atmosphere and catered food.

Second place went to the Cushman & Wakefield team featuring Sam Wasserstein,  Adam Lasoff, Ross Robinson, Jason Parr,  JD Lumpkin and Dave Young.

CWFL 2nd place team of Cushman & Wakefield

2nd Place:  C&W’s JD Lumpkin, Jason Parr, Dave Young, Adam Lasoff, Sam Wasserstein and Ross Robinson

CWFL Bowl – A – Thon Website 
Check out the CWFL Bowl – A -Thon Website, created especially for this highly anticipated annual event. It includes everything you want to know about CWFL, becoming a sponsor for next year’s event and how your donations and participation can really help positively impact and benefit Habitat for Humanity tremendously.

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Thank You To Our 2015 Sponsors

Gold Sponsorship
Tishman Speyer and View the Space

Silver Sponsorship
ASD, BCCI Construction Company, Chase, Columbia Property Trust, Cushman & Wakefield, KBS, Kilroy, MSA, NOVO Construction, Park Tower/The John Buck Company, RN Field Construction

Bronze Sponsorship
Allied Administrator, DOME Construction, Henry Pilger, M Moser Associates, RREEF, Shorenstein

Food Donors
Focaccia, Orale Orale, Pazzia, Caputo, Delarosa, Pane e Vino, Amici’s Pizza

What’s it All About? A Little More History
Since its inception 10 years ago, the CWFL Broker Bowl-A-Thon is considered a staple in the San Francisco commercial real estate community. The annual event is organized and promoted by CWFL and held at San Francisco’s Presidio Bowl to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Bay Area. CWFL created the Bowl – A – Thon to foster community outreach, promote industry collaboration and create a competitive, yet friendly rivalry within the Bay Area’s commercial real estate industry.

With the recent merge of DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield’s established networks, we have no doubt it will continue to be a smashing success for a long time to come.

Habitat for Humanity 
For those who are not familiar with the charity, Habitat for Humanity builds homes that provide a foundation for families and children to succeed and thrive in our community.

Habitat’s organization provides far more than a roof overhead; they provide a foundation for families and children to succeed, helping stabilize many local communities. Your tax-deductible charitable donation will make a lasting impact on the lives of hard-working local families, providing the opportunity of homeownership and passing the keys to a brighter future.

Kris Leja – Interim CEO & Chief Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco also offered her praise of the Bowl – A -Thon: “Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is proud to again be the charity recipient of the proceeds from the annual CWFL Bowl-A-Thon. Over the past decade, CWFL has raised a half million dollars to support local homebuilding and neighborhood revitalization efforts right here in the Bay Area. These funds are critical to ensuring that hard-working, low-income families can realize the dream of homeownership.”

Where and When Did it Take Place?
Thursday, November 19, 2015 –  6:00PM – 9:00PM

Presidio Bowl – 93 Montgomery Street (Intersection of Moraga Avenue in The Presidio)

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If anyone has any questions about the event, or you think you got game and want to organize your own broker team to compete in 2016, bring it on! Please contact Dan Johnson: dan.johnson@cushwake.com, or Amanda Murray: amanda.murray@cushwake.com  from the CWFL event team.

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How to Be a Sponsor in 2016
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s event, please download the donor package and forward it to your friends, families and clients with a giving spirit. The donor package outlines the various levels of sponsorship and directions for donating.

$15,000 – Platinum Sponsor (1 Sponsor)
Recognition as the single co-host of the event.
Habitat Workday for 10 people at a worksite.
Prominent logo placement on all invitations, advertisements, website etc.
Exclusive speaking opportunity or verbal recognition at the event.
Banner at the registration table or separate marketing table.
Acknowledgment as Platinum Sponsor on signboard at Presidio Bowl entrance.
Recognition in Bowler’s Registration Package.

$7,500 – Gold Sponsor (5 Sponsors)
Exclusive sponsorship with firm’s logo prominently placed in front of all the bowling lanes.
Acknowledgment as Gold Sponsor on signboard at Presidio Bowl entrance.
Recognition as co-sponsor of Awards Ceremony.
Recognition in Bowler’s Registration Package.

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A proposed mock up of a Bowl – A -Thon Billboard for next year

$2,500 – Silver Sponsor (12 Sponsors)
Exclusive sponsorship of one lane with firm’s logo on banner above lane.
Acknowledgment as Silver Sponsor on signboard at Presidio Bowl entrance.
Recognition in Bowler’s Registration Package.

$1,500 – Bronze Sponsor
Acknowledgment as Bronze Sponsor on signboard at Presidio Bowl entrance.
Recognition in Bowler’s Registration Package.

$100 – Friends of HHSF Sponsor
Acknowledgment on signboard at Presidio Bowl entrance.
Recognition in Bowler’s Registration Package.


**While sponsors do not have access to their own bowling lanes, we fully encourage all sponsors and their guests to hang out with the bowling teams and supporters. This is a perfect opportunity to gain access to the commercial real estate community and meet awesome people around the city.**


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