[Pasadena, CA – March 19, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Burkhardt, managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), to its Board of Directors. As both a leader in sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field, and a valuable advocate for national non-profits and local charities regarding their real estate needs, Burkhardt’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.
“It’s an honor to be part of an organization that truly has found a way of ‘doing what’s right with what’s left’ regarding corporate surplus, and I look forward to working closely with Rose and the board members”, says Burkhardt.
In their collaborative relationship ANEW and NGKF enjoy the best of both worlds. NGKF brings commercial real estate clients to ANEW for help in liquidating and stewarding surplus, thus boosting corporate social responsibility, as well as charitable organization clients to which ANEW can match surplus.
“The term ‘alchemist’ comes to mind when considering Ron’s ability to bring together the seemingly separate worlds of corporate real estate, and charities and non-profits,” says Rose Tourje, founder and president of ANEW. “His leadership has already begun to change the face of traditional corporate real estate business by raising awareness of all the benefits that occur in sustainability-oriented transactions; it’s our hope that others in CRE will follow Ron’s lead.“
The current list of ANEW board members is as follows:
- Anthony Minite – Chairman of the Board of ANEW – Entrepreneur
- Yong M. Wong – Treasurer of ANEW and Board Member –VP & Branch Manager, First Bank
- Dave Tourje – Board Member of ANEW – Executive Director and Founder for the Chouinard Foundation
- Sandy Wilson – Board Member of ANEW – VP, Sales, Systems Source
- Ron Burkhardt – Board Member of ANEW – Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
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ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) is a public non-profit organization dedicated to stewarding surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to underserved communities. For more information visit www.anewfound.org and www.facebook.com/ANEWfound.
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