CHICAGO – April 26, 2016 – CBRE is proud to announce a groundbreaking new partnership with the Chicago Cubs that includes the addition of prominent CBRE branding inside Wrigley Field and a number of special CBRE/Cubs events including, most notably, moving CBRE’s 9th annual CBRE Cares Charity Bash to the Friendly Confines.
“Teaming up with an iconic Chicago institution like the Chicago Cubs is yet another example of our ongoing movement toward world-class status,” said Chris Connelly, president of CBRE’s Midwest Division. “These are exciting times for the Cubs and for CBRE as well. This alliance will enable us to provide some truly unique experiences for our people and our clients and will provide an opportunity to showcase our brand to the more than 3 million fans who’ll be cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field this summer and, hopefully, into the fall.”
Per the agreement, CBRE will move its annual charity gala to Wrigley Field in August. Proceeds will benefit Cubs Charities and its affiliates, which focus on increasing access to sports opportunities and targeting improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Cubs stars Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, as well as manager Joe Maddon and GM Theo Epstein will be in attendance.
“Our Charity Bash has already become a can’t-miss event every summer in Chicago but moving it to Wrigley Field will bring it to a whole new level.” Connelly said. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Anthony, Jon, Theo and Joe to raise money for and bring awareness to some very worthy causes.”
The alliance also aims to build awareness of the CBRE brand through the addition of digital signage throughout the ballpark at all regular season and postseason games during the 2016 Major League Baseball season. The Cubs will also host a number of additional unique VIP, behind-the-scenes events for CBRE employees, clients and partners.
“We are excited to partner with a world-class, Fortune 500 firm like CBRE and hope to continue this relationship for years to come,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “With another promising season just around the corner, it’s a great time to join the excitement at Wrigley Field.”
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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.