Studley Supports Haitian Relief Effort
Tenant Rep Firm Donates $10,000 to the American Red Cross and real estate services to a Haitian Relief Committee
New York, NY (February 9, 2010)
International commercial real estate services firm Studley has announced its support of the Haitian relief efforts by donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross and by helping the Greater Washington Haitian Relief Committee secure 34,000 square feet of warehouse space to house goods being collected by the organization.
“We are happy to be able to not only make a financial contribution to the Haitian relief efforts, but to also provide a meaningful service for them,” shared Mitchell Steir, Studley CEO and chairman.
On Monday January 18th, Martin Luther King Day, several Studley brokers skipped the holiday to secure temporary warehouse space for goods being collected--food, water, clothing, infant supplies and toiletries--for an Earthquake Survival Kit Drive. In the words of Studley President Michael Colacino, “We felt that this was an even better way to honor Doctor King’s legacy.”
“As a result of both our reach into the commercial real estate community and market knowledge, we were able to quickly mobilize and figure out what firm would have the most appropriate product to house this merchandise,” shared Randy Atkins of Studley’s Suburban DC office.
The space, which is being donated by ProLogis and is located in the developer’s Hampton Central Distribution Center in Capital Heights, Maryland, is slated to house both the products being collected and the U-Haul vehicles to deliver them.
“We had two blocks of space that would have worked,” commented Mark Levy, ProLogis’ Washington, DC region vice president, “but the Capital Heights space made the most sense. We were happy to work closely with Studley to make this available.”
“It’s nice to be able to use our relationships and expertise within the industry to help those suffering in Haiti,” added Mr. Steir. “Every bit of help is critical to these relief efforts.”
According to Studley’s Adam Schindler of the firm’s DC office, not only was Studley able find the space quickly, but because of the firm’s experience in a similar matter, it was familiar with the special documentation necessary to get the organization into the temporary space quickly.
In November of 2008 Mr. Schindler helped secure space for the Capital Area Food Bank in National Public Radio’s warehouse at 111 North Capitol Street.
“Time was of the essence,” shared Mr. Schindler, who orchestrated this all on Monday the 18th. “We appreciate ProLogis stepping up to the plate and hope that our joint efforts make a difference to those suffering in Haiti.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at www.studley.com.
ProLogis is a leading global provider of distribution facilities, with more than 475 million square feet of industrial space (44 million square meters) in markets across North America, Europe and Asia. The company leases its industrial facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs.