Alzheimer’s Association and CBRE/New England Host Real Estate & Construction Breakfast
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Alzheimer’s Association and CBRE/New England
Host Real Estate & Construction Breakfast
BOSTON (June 4, 2014) — The Alzheimer’s Association®, MA/NH Chapter and CBRE/New England hosted its annual Real Estate & Construction Breakfast this morning at CBRE/NE’s downtown Boston headquarters. Andy Hoar, CBRE/NE President/Co-Managing Partner, welcomed the crowd of over 100 to the event and spoke to CBRE/NE’s support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
As part of the networking and informational event, the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter’s CEO/President, Jim Wessler, addressed the crowd of professionals about the association, its various goals and accomplishments and, of course, the ultimate vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
“Alzheimer’s disease is, in every way, an epidemic,” noted Wessler. “Currently over five million Americans suffer from this disease, a number that is expected to skyrocket to over 16 million by 2050. We need the support, help and passion of our various communities in achieving success in the fight to end this horrible disease.”
Wessler also presented a memorial plaque to Andy Hoar in honor of the late Mary Ann Marino, CBRE/NE Executive Vice President/Partner. Mary Ann was actively involved in several charities and especially held an unwavering inspiration, passion and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will dedicate one of their conference rooms in her honor.
After Wessler concluded, guest speaker Rebecca Amariglio, PhD, spoke to the various updates in research being made in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The presentation covered a brief overview of the disease, its effects on the brain, and what is being done in clinical trials and research to try and eventually prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
About Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, with headquarters in Watertown, has regional offices in Springfield, Raynham, and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH. The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs. For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANHor call 603.606.6590.
About CBRE/New England
CB Richard Ellis – N.E. Partners, LP, a joint venture with CBRE Group, Inc. has offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. Please visit our website at www.cbre-ne.com. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.