- Develop a job training program to match eligible candidates in the underemployed populations identified in the BLocal program with job opportunities in the commercial real estate industry that provide a living wage and sustainable employment. Our plan includes partnering with a local building management association to develop a building management training program (i.e. HVAC, electrical, building maintenance, energy management, security). Similarly, we will choose an affiliated local employment-focused nonprofit organization to aid in recruiting candidates seeking basic skills training for entry level placement or advanced programs for specialized training and career growth.
Year One Progress: Continuing to develop this job training program.
- Funding for the job training program will be generated by voluntary contribution on the part of leading broker professionals in our Baltimore and Columbia offices.
Year One Progress: Continuing to collect voluntary contributions from broker professionals to fund the job training program.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Locally, the new Cushman & Wakefield combines the legacy office and the former Colliers Pinkard/Cassidy Turley. Both firms embrace their deep Baltimore roots—with more with 160 employees serving the region’s owners, investors, and users of commercial real estate. Our local leadership is personally committed to the community, through nonprofit boards and relationships with local/state government agencies and economic development organizations. Our success relies on the continued success and growth of the city.