Is there a better way to spend your lunch than watching your Managing Director get soaked for a good cause? Definitely not!
Luckily for our office, we got to witness this last Thursday, August 2nd for the second year in a row as our Managing Director and Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s CEO Soak. Broujos, along with 20 other CEOs, Presidents and other upper-level managers, stood in the fountains at PPG for one minute.
“The ALS chapter in Pittsburgh does a fantastic job with this important fundraiser,” Broujos exclaimed. “It was a beautiful day and a huge crowd, which made it a brilliant event.”
While many of the participants volunteered last year for the inaugural event, there were also some new bodies that took the plunge.
“The return of several participants and the new volunteers just goes to show what big and giving hearts the people of Pittsburgh have and are willing to share,” notes Lisa Mikolay, Operations Manager for Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “However, the best part of my lunch break was watching Gregg get drenched in extremely cold water!”
Broujos raised over $1,500 towards direct care for individuals and families, national public policy efforts and research focused on finding treatments for ALS.
“As always, thank you to the many generous people who donated funds to help in the fight against ALS,” Broujos said.
To date, the event has raised over $49,000 towards their $60,000 goal. Donations will be accepted through August 15th. If you are interested in donating, please click here.
What is the best way to spend your lunch hour during the work week? Running errands, trying out a new restaurant, or watching your boss get soaked on purpose? Definitely the latter of the three!
Our office was able to experience this first hand last Thursday as our Managing Director and Founding Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the CEO Soak to raise funds for the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter. Alongside a dozen other Pittsburgh CEOs, Broujos volunteered to stand in the PPG Place fountains as they went off for one minute.
“Colliers International was proud to participate in the inaugural CEO Soak to assist in the fight against ALS,” Broujos said. “Mike Daniels and the ALS Association / Western Pennsylvania Chapter did an incredible job of organizing this event and hitting their goal of $50,000.”
Our firm raised over $3,000 to help care for those directly affected by ALS.
Broujos added, “We were happy to honor our colleague, Joe Fryz of Tarquincore, who bravely fought ALS and showed us all how to deal courageously with this disease that we ARE going to wipe out.”
Colliers International | Pittsburgh hosted their 4th annual outing to PNC Park as the Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Chicago Cubs. Despite the Cubs 9-6 win over our beloved Buccos, everyone enjoyed the afternoon full of greasy food, beautiful weather and great company!
The Pirate outing was yet another success that gave Colliers International | Pittsburgh an opportunity to build employee relationships and celebrate the hard work and dedication that contribute to making the firm a competitive commercial real estate team.
“Our culture is the basis for who we are as a company. The annual PNC Park outing is just one event we do with our full staff to unwind a bit and share time together as a group outside of the office environment,” explains Paul Horan, Founding Principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “Plus, we’re a bunch of yinzers at heart so any day is a good day to see the Buccos!”
Commercial Real Estate professionals from several Colliers International offices convened in Pittsburgh last week for two days of networking, meetings, and presentations. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Civil & Environmental Consultants, and Oxford Development sponsored this inaugural Colliers Regional Meeting at PNC Park.
Brokers and service line leaders from Colliers International travelled from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C., and across Pennsylvania on Wednesday for dinner and networking on the rooftop deck at the Blue Line Grille, directly across the street from Consol Energy Center.
“The Colliers Regional Conference brought together market leaders, brokers and service line experts to strengthen internal relationships and expand our ability to service clients, whether they are building owners, large corporations, law firms, banks or health care institutions across the state and throughout the region,” explained Joseph Fetterman, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Colliers International offices in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Thursday began with breakfast in the Lexus Club and a Pittsburgh-themed trivia contest and presentation by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Industrial, Office, Retail, and Investment break-out sessions followed, which included collaboration meetings; presentations on energy, healthcare, ADA compliance, corporate solutions, and capital markets; and a panel discussion from some of the area’s largest office users.
Fetterman added, “The highlight was a panel of Pittsburgh based clients who spoke to challenges they face and initiatives they have underway for their respective real estate portfolios.”
“The Colliers International Regional Meeting was a huge success from many perspectives, especially corporate service business development and broker-to-broker networking,” commented Gregg Broujos, Managing Director & Founding Principal of Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “We were also able to show off our great city and the presentation by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance was an incredibly valuable resource in showing our out-of-town brokerage professionals why they should bring their corporate clients to Pittsburgh.”
The long day ended with a view of the downtown skyline from the bleacher seats at PNC Park as the Pirates took on the Nationals and an amazing display of Zambelli Fireworks.
“The Pittsburgh Pirates were so gracious with their venues and everyone one of their staff members showed the utmost professionalism with every detail of the event,” Broujos added. “And the icing on the cake was the Pirates smacking the Nationals around on Thursday night!”