Tom van Betten Appointed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County’s Board of Directors

Published on September 14, 2011

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SAN DIEGO – Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial, San Diego’s market leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that Tom van Betten, a 20-year industry veteran and leader of the Tenant Advisory Services group at the firm, has been appointed to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County Board of Directors. The organization is part of the nation’s leading donor-supported volunteer network providing one-to-one mentoring services for children. Van Betten’s term will last from 2011 to 2014.

“Tom is well respected in our community and strengthens our board. He passionately agrees with the organization’s mission to provide children with long-term, quality mentoring that is proven to help kids who face adversity succeed in and out of school,” said John Frager, Chair of the Board. “We are very excited to have Tom on board.”

As a member of the board, van Betten plans to emphasize the organization's fundraising, individual and community impacts, and efforts to reach out to 20,000 plus alumni through www.BBBSConnect.org.

“As a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, I look forward to working with the organization in an expanded capacity as a member of the Board of Directors,” said van Betten. “I hope to make an impact on their fundraising efforts.”

Van Betten received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and currently resides in Solana Beach with his expecting wife and son.

About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with 3,300 professionals in 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 $18 billion in 2010, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of private, institutional and corporate clients and supports over 25,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and occupiers 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. In 2010, the firm enhanced its global service delivery outside of North America through its partnership with GVA. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.

Cassidy Turley provides regional real estate services with local San Diego market leader Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial. The company’s dominant market presence includes more than 160 professionals and staff in five local offices and recorded nearly $1.2 billion in transactions in 2010. For more information about Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial, please visit www.brecommercial.com.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

For 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated or has a parent deployed. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

In San Diego County, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (an after school 1:1 mentoring program), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active military parents are deployable), and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle focused mentoring program). Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org or call (858) 536-4900.

Lesley-Joann Kolb

858.625.5244

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