Archive for August, 2015
West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firms, together with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (“Education Foundation”), today announced that Jordan C. Paul has been named to the foundation’s board. Mr. Paul is the CEO of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and brings to the Education Foundation a strong and diverse background in business operations, law, finance, investment and asset management, and strategic joint ventures. Mr. Paul is a long-time advocate of educational causes in South Florida, and already is helping to direct the Education Foundation’s inaugural “School-Ready Supplies Store” program. The program aims to establish centralized retail/warehouse facilities in Palm Beach County to provide free school supplies to students and teachers in Title I schools (disadvantaged/low-income area schools). It is just one of many initiatives undertaken by the Education Foundation to bridge unmet gaps between public funding and the “learning, literacy and leadership” needs of the county’s students.
“Jordan Paul brings to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County strategic business acumen that will help enable our private investments and business partnerships to maximize learning results,” said Christina Lambert, President and CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. “Jordan Paul is a hands-on executive, which we like to see, ready to help spearhead new initiatives from the ground up. With board members like Mr. Paul and others, we can better run new programs efficiently and business-wise.”
Though Mr. Paul will advise on numerous Education Foundation initiatives, the foundation is particularly looking to his guidance with the new free school supply store since it includes the identification of optimal real estate sites, negotiation of leases (and/or building purchases), and ongoing property management. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, where Mr. Paul serves as CEO, is the largest commercial brokerage firm in Palm Beach County, and as such, Mr. Paul oversees all aspects of strategic acquisitions, leasing and comprehensive property management at the firm, among other duties. The firm has in its client base some of the nation’s most prestigious institutional and private investors.
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Our MHC REAL Leaders had a blast on Friday morning at the Urban Youth Impact Dream Center in West Palm Beach. Urban Youth Impact is a faith based non-profit organization that serves at risk children and their families in the West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Boynton Beach areas through enrichment programs and job-readiness training. Through it’s core programs, UYI serves nearly 230 youth weekly with educational enrichment and job-readiness training while building lasting relationships. An additional 270 youth are impacted weekly through their collaborations with community partners.
Our group had the pleasure of participating in Summer Jam Camp activities and we had a great time. Our REAL Leaders played ball outside, helped little ones match music notes in piano class, assisted with arts and crafts, organized school supplies for their Back to School event, and even helped with some administrative duties. The children were a blast to work with and you can tell they are in great hands with caring and supportive staff members. Click here to see how you can help and we encourage you to volunteer as well!