By Pamela Flora, Director, Americas Retail Research
Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Office
In October, Cushman & Wakefield participated for our 20th consecutive year in Project Mercy’s Baja Challenge where San Diego’s real estate/building and related industries build homes for destitute families in Mexico. The event is an incredible experience as various teams transform a hillside into a new neighborhood in eight short hours.
Each house is built for an eligible family who owns their small lot, and every house built not only provides a solid and secure home for them, but also hope for a better future.
In December, Tom Crosser and Mario Nila of Cushman & Wakefield’s Engineering | Asset Services team raised additional funds and made another trip down to the Tijuana neighborhood to gift 100 kids and many adults with various holiday gifts including toys, warm jackets, hats and mittens, blankets, sleeping bags and other household necessities.
Cushman & Wakefield thanks the companies that partnered with us to raise the funds, construct the house and donate for the holidays: Burger Construction, Voytko Mechanical, Automated Controls, MIG Capital, A.O. Reed & Co., Tekton Construction and Phoenix Water Management, LLC.
Project Mercy is a 501-C (3) non-profit agency based in San Diego, California. Since its inception, Project mercy has constructed more than 1,250 free homes for the families who live in conditions precarious to their health in the shantytowns of the colonias east of Tijuana, Mexico.