SOURCE: KBS Capital Markets Group

KBS Capital Markets Group

November 04, 2016 10:22 ET

KBS and Transwestern Team up for National Wreaths Across America Day

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - November 04, 2016) - KBS, a real estate investment company based in Newport Beach is teaming up with Transwestern, a real estate firm headquartered in Houston, for National Wreaths Across America Day, an initiative to honor veterans and their families this holiday season.

Every December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, in addition to over 1,100 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Volunteers place a live balsam wreath on every headstone and are encouraged to say the veteran's name aloud as an act of respect, gratitude and remembrance.

This year, for every wreath purchased, KBS and Transwestern will make a matching donation up to 2,000 wreaths, and 100 percent of the donations will go to Wreaths Across America.

"For many families, the holiday season is a particularly difficult time because they feel the absence of their loved ones the most," said Charles Schreiber, chief executive officer of KBS. "As a company, we are dedicated to showing our support and respect for our veterans lost by honoring the families and each hero with a sign of respect and remembrance for their sacrifice."

"We have seen great response from tenants at each property," said Chip Clarke, Transwestern's President | Americas. "Everyone is coming together to support a great cause and honor the men and women of America who have put their life on the line for our country."

To join KBS and Transwestern in reaching 2,000 wreaths, please contact Kim Smith at 949-417-6505, or, to donate directly to Wreaths Across America, visit their website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

About KBS

KBS is a private equity real estate company and SEC-registered investment advisor founded in 1992. KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity of over $32.5 billion via 14 separate accounts, six commingled funds, five sovereign wealth funds and seven non-traded REITs. For information, visit www.kbs.com.

ABOUT TRANSWESTERN

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service -- the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern.

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