There is no greater example of the generosity of real estate companies and families than Savills Studley and its support of JDRF through nearly 30 years of the JDRF Real Estate Games.
Adam Singer, Managing Director at Savills Studley, launched the Games 27 years ago in Washington D.C. with 200 participants from 23 firms and raised $28,000. Today the D.C. Games have grown include 2,500 participants from 130 firms and raise $500,000 annually. Now, for the first time, the Games are coming to Chicago thanks to the hard work of two local, long-time JDRF supporters.
Richard Plonsker, Senior Managing Director, and Matthew Cohen, Managing Director, of Savills Studley-Chicago are the co-chairs of the inaugural Chicago Games. Plonsker has been supporting JDRF Illinois for over 20 years through the One Walk, One Dream Gala, and the chapter board while Cohen has served on the chapter’s Young Leadership Committee and has been active with the One Walk and One Dream Gala.
Singer, Plonsker, Cohen, and the 12 members of the JDRF Real Estate Games Chicago Committee will bring the Games to FFC Union Station on Thursday, May 17. More than 150 professionals from a dozen of Chicago’s most recognized companies will come together to support the millions of Americans who are affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) and go head-to-head in events that include dodgeball, tug of war, and speed stack.
The teams include Avison Young, CBRE, CIBC, Cushman & Wakefield, Golub & Company, HFF, L3 Capital, Leopardo, theMart, Pearlmark, Savills Studley, and Telos. The Games have also benefited from generous sponsors including Bear Construction, Chicago Magazine, Clayco, Corporate Concepts + Knoll, Cushing, Environmental Systems Design, The Hearn Company, JLL, The John Buck Company, MB Financial, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP, PMA, Quarles & Brady LLP, Related, and Zeller Realty Group.