CBRE Takes First Place in Third Annual NYC JDRF Real Estate Games

Third Annual JDRF Real Estate Games in New York City

On June 14th, more than 50 real estate firms raised over $325,000 for type one diabetes (T1D) research through the third annual JDRF Real Estate Games in New York City. JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research.

CBRE won the afternoon competition among top real estate companies followed by Fisher Brothers. SL Green, Vornado, Brookfield, and Tishman Realty ranked highest in the fundraising challenge. Tishman Speyer provided the awards for the fundraising challenge.

“The third edition of the NYC JDRF Real Estate Games was the biggest and most successful to date.  It was another demonstration of the strong philanthropic role that the real estate industry plays in New York City. With such support, we take another step toward improving the lives of millions of Americans through better management and the eventual cure of T1D,” said Jim Whelan, Executive Vice President of REBNY, who serves on the JDRF New York City/Long Island Chapter’s Board of Directors. His teenage son Jack was diagnosed with T1D five years ago. 



Participating teams in the third annual #JDRFREGames included: Bank of America, Boston Properties, Brookfield Office Properties, CBRE, Clune Construction Company, Douglaston Development, The Durst Organization, Eastdil Secured, Fisher Brothers, Fried Frank, Glenwood Management, Hines, JDS Development Group, JLL, L&M Development Partners, Langan, Newmark Knight Frank, REBNY, Rudin Management Company, Savills Studley, SL Green Realty Corp., TF Cornerstone, Tishman Realty, Tishman Speyer, Two Trees Management Company, and Vornado Realty Trust.

In addition to Tishman Realty and SL Green Realty Corp., the Games’ sponsors included AvalonBay, Colliers International, Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte, Donald Zucker Company, Extell Development, Gensler, Gibson Dunn, Gilbane Building Company, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Jamestown Properties, L&L Holding Company, Lalezarian Properties, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Loffredo Brooks Architects, Mercury Public Affairs, Rockrose Development Corp., RXR Realty, and Toyota.

Additional donors to the Games included Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP, The Brodsky Organization, Cyruli Shanks Hart & Zizmor LLP, The Gotham Organization, Hudson Companies, Jack Resnick & Sons, LCOR, Muss Development, and World Wide Holdings, as well as the Campbells, Sandhya Espitia, David Greenbaum, Gary Grossman and Justin Rinko, Howard Heisner, Scott Herschmann, John Johnson, Rob and Cathy Lowe, John Maher, Steven Roth, Beth Rothenberg, Larry and Amy Swiger, and Nicholas Ungaro.