Bridging Performance Excellence and Community Relations
May 6, 2021
Achieving performance excellence and contributing to stronger, livable communities are two of our strategic business priorities. Earlier this month, we were pleased to bridge these two priorities.
To enhance our business performance, we concluded a multi-million-dollar, multi-year technology upgrade project that enables us to engage with tenants, and residents in new and creative ways, leading to more meaningful relationships.
With a strong commitment to community giving, we chose to celebrate this major milestone with a donation of $5,000 to Pathways to Education Canada. “From our experiences, we know there are challenges associated with operating in a virtual environment and that’s why we’ve chosen to help students who are continually being asked to adapt to new ways of learning” said Ralf Dost, President, GWL Realty Advisors.
Through a network of staff, volunteers, and partners, the Pathways Program helps youth in low-income communities to overcome barriers that can stand in the way of education, delivering supports including after-school tutoring, group and career mentoring, short- and long-term financial assistance, and one-on-one support from a staff member who encourages students and holds them accountable.
“Thanks to a $5,000 gift from GWL Realty Advisors, five students will be able to participate in the Pathways Program this year. Across Canada, the average high school dropout rate ranges from 7 to 13 per cent. However, in low-income communities, the average high school dropout rate can be 50 per cent or higher” said Danielle BeGora, Director, Corporate Philanthropy, Pathways to Education Canada.
In addition to our everyday activities, GWLRA seeks to make a positive difference through community giving and employee volunteering and fundraising.
GWL Realty Advisors
GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is a leading North American real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional clients. GWL Realty Advisors Inc. manages a diverse portfolio of office, industrial, retail and multi-residential assets as well as an active pipeline of new development projects. In the United States, the Company provides real estate advisory services through its wholly owned subsidiary, EverWest Real Estate Investors, headquartered in Denver, Colorado.