JDRF Real Estate Games  

Since 1983, Savills Studley and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, have maintained a close, collaborative partnership in support of finding a cure for T1D.

In 1989, Executive Managing Director Adam Singer, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 18, founded the annual JDRF Real Estate Games in Washington, DC as a day-long Olympics-style event in which commercial real estate firms in the region compete to raise funds for research. Since the Games began, the continuing partnership between the firm and JDRF has raised a sizable $8 million.

Throughout the year, Savills Studley executives and staff volunteer hundreds of hours to prepare for the Games. Efforts include planning the event’s logistics, enlisting fellow employees and professional peers as competitors or event facilitators and recruiting donors within the real estate community.

The event has grown steadily to become our industry’s premier fundraiser. It now includes more than 130 companies and 2,500 participants across the DC. In 2016, the event expanded to New York City. Additionally, there are plans for Savills Studley offices in Chicago and Los Angeles to establish Games in their regions.