In 2015, after a staff-wide vote, national housing charity ‘Shelter’ became CBRE’s first UK-wide charity partner. Since then, CBRE staff have risen to the challenge to provide pro-bono and volunteering support, as well as fundraising for this cause which directly aligns with CBRE’s business as the leading provider of property services.
Two years into our 3 year project, we have contributed £900Kenabling Shelter to provide housing advice and support services around the country. Staff have also had a tremendous impact on Shelter through the use of their professional experience in pro-bono work. We have estimated that this could increase Shelter income/savings by more than £1.7m over the next 5 years. By the end of 2017, CBRE aims to raise over £1 million to help 5,000 families suffering from poor housing and homelessness.