Corporate Social Responsibility
West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate company and the Palm Beach County representative of NAI Global, is pleased to announce that NAI Global has earned a top four spot in the 2017 Lipsey Survey of Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brands. NAI Global provides commercial real estate services through a network of over 375 offices around the world.
NAI Global, a leading, global commercial real estate firm, earned the top four spot in the 2017 Lipsey Survey of Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brands. The survey was conducted among 100,000 commercial real estate professionals using a combination of ballot voting, phone interviews and focus groups to identify the top global brands. NAI Global is the only commercial real estate network represented in the top five. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is a Member of NAI Global.
“We are proud that the strength of the NAI Global network is reflected in the results of this year’s Lipsey survey,” said Jordan Paul, CEO of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman. “Our affiliation with NAI Global allows us to provide our clients with first class services in any market they do business in throughout the world.”
The survey is conducted by The Lipsey Company, a leading training and consulting firm specializing in the commercial real estate industry to equip organizations and their practitioners with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive environment. The 2017 survey results can be found here https://lipseyco.com/brand-survey/.
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We hope you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Our REAL Leaders were happy to have been a part of two different Thanksgiving volunteer events in our community leading up to the big day. On November 19th a group joined with the Urban League of Palm Beach County to distribute turkeys and boxed meal items to feed over 750 families in the community. MHC also helped raise more than $4,100 to assist in the purchasing of food for that amazing event.
On November 23rd another group of REAL Leaders participated in the Big Heart Brigade and Christ Fellowship Thanksgiving Outreach which prepares and distributes over 75,000 individual meals for needy ones in our community. Our group carved enough turkeys to be included in 900 individually packaged meals.
It’s so rewarding to make an impact in our community, especially during the holidays when so many families are in need. We’re looking forward to our next holiday volunteer event with Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches!
Thank You Easter Seals!
Neil E. Merin and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Awarded Easter Seals Florida Corporate Partner of the Year
West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, is proud to announce that Chairman, Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman have been awarded Corporate Partner of the Year highlighting commitment to Easter Seals Florida. Upon receiving the awards, Heather R. Weisbrod of Easter Seals Florida, Inc. stated, “Neil, you have always been an Easter Seals enthusiast from the start and we could not be luckier to have you as a leader in our organization. Thank you for the impact you have made by co-creating Get Down To Business and continuing to be a part of the magic now 10 years later. Neil has not only supported Easter Seals through his company but has been committed to the legacy of his family and children by giving each year through his family foundation. Get Down to Business has raised over a half million dollars and rising and that would not have been possible without Neil and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman.”
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On average, Red Cross helps more people after home fires than all other disasters combined. To combat this threat, Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in the next 5 years with the Home Fire Campaign. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders took part in this campaign on Friday, June 10th. Over 15 volunteers worked together going door to door in a local community to install over 40 smoke detectors, distribute fire safety information packets and educate families on the importance of having a Home Fire escape plan.
Home Fire Facts:
- Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a fire is reported
- Nearly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to home fires
- Damage from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual sales of many Fortune 500 companies
- Data shows that the 4 percent of homes without smoke alarms represent nearly 40 percent of the home fires, and that working smoke alarms can double someone’s chance of surviving a fire
To see how you can help the American Red Cross and their campaign, CLICK HERE.
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s Team REAL LEADERS discovered a western Palm Beach County wonder of the world. Team REAL LEADERS had the unique privilege “giving back” at the Panther Ridge Conservation Center, a 10-acre big cat retreat, in Wellington, FL. Our REAL LEADERS were warmly welcomed by Judy Berets, Director, of Panther Ridge Conservation Center, as well as some of her famous residents, Amous a black leopard, Charlie the cheetah, Brandy the puma, Phoebe a caracal, Duma a serval and many more exotic felines. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman volunteers spent the day learning about each species while cleaning, painting, trimming, raking and laying pavers, ensuring the lush center is ready for guests. CLICK HERE to see some pictures from the volunteer day.
Did you know? Between 2,000 and 5,000 tigers are in captivity in the United States along with untold numbers of lions, leopards, cougars and other exotic cats. Captive big cats can live up to 20 years. As a result, every year more and more of these animals are abandoned or neglected by their owners. Panther Ridge Conservation Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, is dedicated to providing a lifetime home for captive exotic felines that have been abandoned, abused or are simply unwanted. Once a cat is accepted by Panther Ridge, its needs are met for the rest of its natural life – it will never again be in need of a home, or at risk of neglect or mishandling. But…
Panther Ridge needs our help, housing, feeding and care of exotic cats is challenging and costly. Diet requirements, veterinary expenses, housing enclosures and maintenance costs can run upwards of $150,000 per year. And sadly, the facility must often turn down requests to house additional animals due to lack of funds. What can you do? Donate time, consider “adopting” one of the magnificent cats, or special public appearances can be arranged. Do you have friends coming to town or need a gift idea? Bring your loved one to Panther Ridge and take one of the most intimate, informative and heartwarming tours you’ll ever experience.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center truly is a wonder of the western Palm Beach County World. Help us, spread the news:
Address: 14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders were thrilled to volunteer their morning at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center in West Palm Beach for the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. For 30 years, the Homeless Coalition has been the voice for homeless, advocating for their rights and a place they can call home. The Coalition has been a strong leader within the community by recommending policy changes to improve services for the homeless. It also identifies homeless strategies that can produce results, and gets the message out to the community for prompt action.
Our team learned sobering facts about homelessness in our community. In March 2016, over 3,170 students were identified as homeless. Palm Beach County ranks #2 in Florida for children living in spaces not designed for human habitation. Additionally, 1,421 individuals/families are homeless on any given day in Palm Beach County. The Homeless Coalition helps to provide these individuals and families with the support they need to thrive through donations, meals, and housing assistance.
REAL Leaders helped in the donation center by sorting through and organizing clothes, toys and housewares. Donations made to the Homeless Coalition go straight to those in need without resale. Items accepted are non-perishable food items, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, shoes and accessories, clothing, household cleaning products, dishes, pots & pans, small appliances, etc.
Our team also had the wonderful opportunity of participating in the Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers program. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman sponsored and prepared lunch for the 70 men and women that are housed at the Senator Phillip D. Lewis Center. Most meals are usually leftover from the jail, so these sponsored meals are truly a welcomed treat.
Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the great work that the Homeless Coalition does to alleviate homelessness in our community and how you can help.
It’s the season of giving and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is happy to have been able to participate for the 8th consecutive year in the Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches Adopter and Santa Shoppe programs! Employees donated funds which the firm matched in order to purchase gifts for an adopted family.
Employees and their families also donated time on Saturday, December 12th at the Santa Shoppe party in West Palm Beach. Volunteers helped in a variety of areas including gift wrapping, a crafting area with the kids, kitchen duties, and guiding children through the event. The Santa Shoppe aims to provide a fun & festive holiday party for needy children and families in the community. Kids received personalized gifts, took pictures with Santa, made crafts, and selected free gifts for their families.
We’re so fortunate to have participated in this great program and we wish everyone in the community a happy holiday and New Year!
Over 20 NAI/Merin Hunter Codman employees, family and friends volunteered on Saturday at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway for the third consecutive year. The Urban League of Palm Beach County has been at the forefront of youth, education, economic, community and health empowerment for the past 38 years. As the leading provider of comprehensive family services serves over 16,000 clients annually. The majority of the youth and families they see on a daily basis are living at or below the federal poverty line and in underserved and challenged areas in our community. They live in neighborhoods with low high school graduation rates, high unemployment and underemployment, high crime rates and one-parent households. The Urban League addresses these challenges by providing self-reliance programs that move families and individuals into the economic mainstream through education, self-improvement and capacity building.
Since its inception, the ULPBC has worked diligently in the community offering programs and services to the underserved in Palm Beach County as well as acting as a public policy advocate for their rights. The ULPBC was formed with the purpose to enable disadvantaged minorities to secure economic self-reliance through education, housing and employment. The organization has offered stellar programs in the areas of housing counseling, youth development and education, community development and crime prevention and intervention.
Our volunteers had a great time organizing and distributing all of the ingredients and food items that the families would need to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to volunteering time at the event, CEO Jordan Paul helped collect over $4,300 dollars in donations from trusted vendors and clients. We’re so thankful to have been a part of such a great community building event and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
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!
As this year draws to a close, we can’t help but have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and thanks for all that it has given us. We’re very proud of our brokers’ and employees’ accomplishments – from large leases and sales, to engagements and newborns – it’s been a great year for NAI/Merin Hunter Codman. We’re especially proud of the volunteer work that our MHC REAL Leaders were able to accomplish. This year we were able to donate our time and resources to several area charities including: Place of Hope, Quantum House, Dress for Success, 4Kids, Adopt-A-Family, Urban League of Palm Beach County, and Big Heart Brigade.
With happy and excited hearts we look forward to 2015. Happy New Year!