Record amount of money raised for Crisis at 13th JLL Property Triathlon
The 13th annual JLL Property Triathlon and Property Swim took place on Friday 28th June netting a record donation of £231,572 for the homeless charity Crisis, which represents the highest amount of money raised by the event.
Over 3,750 competitors from across the real estate industry headed to Dorney Lake in Berkshire to undertake individual and team challenges in a bid to make their mark and raise a phenomenal amount of money that will help Crisis in their work to end homelessness.
Since its inaugural event in 2007 the JLL Property Triathlon, which embodies JLL’s core beliefs – teamwork ethics and excellence, has continued to bring people in property together with ever increasing numbers of competitors vying for a place and raising a total of £2m for charity.
Chris Ireland, JLL UK CEO, said: “Each year the JLL Property Triathlon gets bigger and better. I was really pleased that 3,750+ competitors got to experience the joy of competing at Dorney Lake but beyond this I was thrilled that collectively we managed to raise a such a significant amount, £231,572.02, for our charity partner - Crisis. This beats our 2018 total and we are grateful for the generosity of all those involved, together we’re working hard to help end homelessness in the UK.”
Jon Sparkes, Crisis CEO, added: “We’d like to thank everyone who took time to compete in this year’s event which raised a record amount of money. On any one night in England, more than 3,500 people sleep rough. In London, more than 8,000 people slept on the streets last year. Tens of thousands more are stuck in squats, hostels or on the floors of friends and families.
“We are extremely grateful that, as the homelessness crisis continues to deepen, so too has the enthusiasm and generosity of supporters – who, like us, believe no one should face the dangers of homelessness. Last year’s fundraising contributed to supporting 638 people into housing via the JLL UK and Crisis partnership and we look forward to using the money raised this year to help many more people on their journey out of homelessness.”
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.