April 2, 2016, Washington, D.C.— Lincoln Property Company, a leading full service real estate services provider in the U.S., joined thousands of like-minded corporations to help kick-off Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue campaign for Autism Awareness Month.
This year, Lincoln Property Company spearheaded an effort to support Autism Speaks through partnering with 16 property owners within their property management portfolio in the Washington, D.C. area. Informational signage about autism is being displayed at each property for the month of April and bright blue lights were added to illuminate building exteriors on April 1st to shine a light on the cause.
Autism Speaks celebrated their annual kick-off “switch party” event at 1515 North Courthouse Road, owned by Bentall Kennedy and managed by Lincoln, where Marley Rave, executive director of Autism Speaks welcomed guests and talked about the work being done for their cause. Also speaking was Thomas Greason, Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, who assisted in passing the first bill that guarantees medical insurance for children with autism. Delegate Greason gave heartfelt remarks before the revealing of the blue lights outside the building.
Attendee and executive vice president of Lincoln Property Company, Brandon Ernst, commented, “Lincoln Property Company is proud and honored to participate in such a needed cause and are thrilled with the participation and support of industry leaders and property owners in the DC metro region”.
Thomas Greason (R), Virginia Delegate; Marley Rave, Executive Director for Autism Speaks; and Brandon Ernst, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Property Company, Washington, D.C. Metro Region
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism, founded autism Speaks in February 2005. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visitAutismSpeaks.org.
About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment Management company, is one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 550 institutional clients and investors across office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential properties throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and is a recognized global leader in Responsible Property Investing. Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership. For more information, visit www.bentallkennedy.com.
About Lincoln Property Company
Lincoln Property Company is a Dallas, Texas based global, full service real estate company with offices in more than 200 cities in the United States and ten cities throughout Europe that provides real estate advisory services, property management, development and construction management, tenant advisory, owner representation and retail leasing services, asset management, acquisition and finance services for its partnerships and third party clients. The Company’s Washington D.C. regional office was established in 1985. Lincoln Property Company currently has $30 billion in total assets under management and has developed 138 million square feet of office, residential and industrial space. Lincoln Property Company’s Washington, D.C. office is among the largest real estate companies in the area offering full service real estate services.
For more information on Lincoln Property Company, please call 202.513.6700 or lpcwashington.wpengine.com