SAN DIEGO – Cassidy Turley San Diego, the region’s market leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that the company recently donated an excess of surf and swimming equipment to the Surf & Swim Rehabilitation Program at the United States Marine Corp.’s Wounded Warriors Battalion West at Camp Pendleton.
Cassidy Turley professionals came together to donate gently used surf and swim equipment to support the Surf & Swim Rehabilitation Program that benefits Active Duty Marines who are healing from neurological damage, post-traumatic stress disorder and the loss of limbs. The program operates out of the new $38-million Hope and Care Center at Camp Pendleton. Cassidy Turley partnered with Xterra Wetsuits, INT Softboards and Boardworks SUP to donate 51 wetsuits, 20 surfboards, three stand-up paddles, and various additional surf and swim equipment to the organization. Cassidy Turley also raised approximately $1,000 to purchase additional equipment for the program.
“While we have a great new, modern facility, our organization was lacking the surf and swimming equipment needed to help our wounded soldiers in their rehabilitation process…,” said Lance Taylor D.P.T., C.S.C.S, Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program at Wounded Warrior Battalion-West. “…until Bob Kuzman came along. We couldn’t believe how eager he and his Cassidy Turley colleagues were to donate their time, money and supplies to our program. The generosity of Bob, his friends, family members, clients and colleagues was insurmountable and unforgettable. We were excited to have Bob and the Cassidy Turley team deliver the donated equipment directly to the center at Camp Pendleton and tour it as well.” Bob Kuzman, vice president at Cassidy Turley, and Jill Cassidy, marketing coordinator at the company, orchestrated the donation project after Kuzman went surfing with a friend who is a therapist for the Surf & Swim Rehabilitation Program. “My buddy briefly mentioned the lack of equipment the organization had and I immediately thought this was a great opportunity to utilize my surf contacts to give back to the Marines who risk their lives for our freedom,” said Kuzman. “It was touching to see people from all walks of life – surfers and non-surfers – step up and help in the donation process.”
“We could not be more proud of our donation success for the Wounded Warriors Surf & Swim Rehab Program,” said Dan Broderick, president and CEO at Cassidy Turley San Diego. “Our local military is so engrained in the fabric of San Diego. We are honored to be able to help a group of our heroes who have been injured in the line of duty, working hard and risking everything, so that we can enjoy our freedom and live in this wonderful country and magnificent city. Much like our military, we understand what it means to really belong to our community and the importance of giving back to it as much as we can. We embody, in everything we do, our Cassidy Turley mantra of ‘Client. Community. Culture.’ We know we are only as successful as the community we serve and we aim to be great stewards of that.”
The Wounded Warriors Surf & Swim Rehabilitation Program donation is part of a continued effort by Cassidy Turley’s Outreach Committee to utilize the company’s professionals’ combined strengths and resources to serve the San Diego community through commitment, dedication and awareness.
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,600 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2011, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 28,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside of North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.
Cassidy Turley provides regional real estate services with local market leader Cassidy Turley San Diego. The company’s dominant market presence includes more than 160 professionals and staff in five local offices and recorded more than $1.2 billion in transactions in 2011. For more information about Cassidy Turley San Diego, please visit www.cassidyturley.com/sandiego or contact Dan Broderick, President and CEO of Cassidy Turley San Diego.