Wayne P. Saya, CPE, CPMM 2013-07-23 08:37:36
AFE Forms Strategic Partnership with CB Richard Ellis The world-premier, full-service real estate services company and AFE are working together to provide veterans with opportunities. Leveraging a global platform recognized for the delivery of consistent, reliable and result-driven services, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) manages over 2.9 billion square feet of commercial property and corporate facilities worldwide and has certified scores of its facility personnel and managers in plant (facilities) maintenance and engineering through the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE). The partnership started a few years back in New England when AFE trained, training CBRE staff supervisors and managers for its Bank of America portfolio. In turn, AFE training extended down to Florida and across the country to Texas. What makes our relationship so unique is the number of similarities we share. CBRE Group, Inc. was named a Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® for 2013 in the annual list compiled by CivilianJobs.com. The MVE award recognizes companies for recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition, CBRE ranked within the top 100 military-friendly employers within G.I. Jobs magazine. In retrospect, AFE’s Fort Bragg initiative conducts training for retiring military personnel and prepares these soldiers and airmen and women for the civilian job market. We also work with a number of companies listed within G.I. Jobs magazine and AFE interacts routinely with a member of the G.I. Jobs magazine advisory board. CBRE also provides a Web-based technology named AXIS; website portals that allow tenants and all other members of the building community to access vital information about their building. This is a building amenity that puts information at a tenant’s fingertips. On the flip side, AFE’s new interactive and dynamic website provides our members with a number of real-time calculators, white papers, Web solutions, and more, and offers these tools for on-demand use to our membership. From employment assistance offered to veterans to operational assistance for our clientele, CBRE and it values makes for a valued strategic partner of AFE. Wayne P. Saya, CPE, CPMM AFE Executive Director
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