BIASC-Staff posted an articleKennedy Wilson to host fundraiser featuring Pat Monahan of Train to help HomeAid LA. see more
Kennedy Wilson to host fundraiser featuring Pat Monahan of Train to help the nonprofit start build housing to serve homeless throughout LA County
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 50,000 people living on the streets, Los Angeles has an epidemic homeless problem. HomeAid, the building industry's leading charity in the fight against homelessness, responded to this challenge in July by establishing a new LA Chapter. Now a major fundraiser is being planned on October 13th at the Beverly Hills headquarters of Kennedy Wilson, a leading global real estate firm and parent company of Meyers Research, the Presenting Sponsor for the event. The event will feature a special performance by Pat Monahan, lead singer of the group Train. Other sponsors already committed to the event are Etco Homes (Platinum Sponsor), Wells Fargo (Beverage Sponsor), Bank of America and Fidelity National Title (Gold Sponsors), and Silver Sponsors Brookfield Residential, Caliber Home Loans, Fuscoe Engineering, and Williams Homes.
HomeAid America, a national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals for 27 years, had previously built housing for the homeless in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in the early 2000's. "We are thrilled to be back in business in L.A. helping homeless families and individuals on behalf of the building industry," said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. "HomeAid has a long history and successful track record of enabling the building industry to give back effectively to local communities by building and rehabilitating housing for organizations helping families and individuals experiencing homelessness."
HomeAid identifies charities and care providers working to help homeless families and individuals that are in need of additional or upgraded facilities in which to house people while they offer needed programmatic resources, such as job and life skills training, financial counseling, and physical and emotional support. HomeAid members, builders and others in the building industry, take on these projects, often completing them at a deep discount through the generosity of their trade partners, suppliers and others who give their time and materials as in-kind donations.
HomeAid LA has been established in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Southern California—Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter, with seed funding from the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation and HomeAid America. HomeAid LA is run under the direction of a local board of directors, chaired by Sandra Stewart, a partner at the Cox Castle Nicholson law firm and includes executives from powerhouse industry players such as Lennar Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Brookfield Residential, TRI Pointe/Pardee Homes, Etco Homes, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fidelity Title Group, Kennedy Wilson/Meyers Research, and others. HomeAid LA will use proceeds of the October 13th fundraiser to begin the construction and renovation of housing for homeless organizations in LA County. The chapter already has a number of projects in the pipeline.
About HomeAid America
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals. Through its networking of 17 Chapters in 12 States, HomeAid has completed over 450 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $210 Million, of which close to 50% has been donated. Nearly 250,000 people have been provided shelter by HomeAid Chapters over the past 27 years. HomeAid currently has over 50 additional projects in development across the country.
BIASC-Staff posted an articleBIA –LAV and HomeAid America has announced a new LA Chapter. see more
A Los Angeles Chapter of HomeAid America, a national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals for 27 years, has been established in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Southern California—Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter (BIA –LAV), with whom HomeAid LA will share offices. BIA-LAV CEO Tim Piasky agrees the timing is good.
"There is a great need to address now the rising homeless population in L.A., and the building industry wants to give back to our community by doing what we do best: build housing. We are proud to support HomeAid LA and look forward to uniting our efforts to build housing for care providers helping those experiencing homelessness in our region," he says.
It is estimated that 50,000 people are living on the streets of Los Angeles. The mayor recently declared a state of emergency, and the city government continues to pursue various approaches to try to stem the tide. This makes it an opportune time for the building industry's leading charity fighting homelessness to join the effort.
"We are thrilled to be active in L.A. helping homeless families and individuals on behalf of the building industry," says Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. "HomeAid has a long history and successful track record of enabling the building industry to give back effectively to local communities by building and rehabilitating housing for organizations helping families and individuals experiencing homelessness. HomeAid has been active in Southern California since its creation in 1989 and has created thousands of new beds for charities working in this area."
The HomeAid LA Chapter will be operated locally under the direction of a local board of directors, chaired initially by Sandra Stewart, a partner at the Cox Castle Nicholson law firm. HomeAid LA's Board of Directors includes executives from powerhouse industry players such as KB Home, Lennar Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Brookfield Residential, TRI Pointe/Pardee Homes, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fidelity Title Group, Kennedy Wilson/Meyers Research, and others. HomeAid LA is receiving its initial financial support from funding from HomeAid America and a grant from the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation.
ArticleMeyers Research announced that Annie Gerard joined the firm as VP, Advisory. see more
"We are thrilled with the latest addition to our advisory practice. With Annie, we add an experienced executive with multifamily and senior housing expertise." - Tim Sullivan, Practice Leader
A 35-year market analyst veteran, Annie specializes in apartment research and age-qualified (55+) apartment research. She has conducted over 400 senior apartment studies in addition to hundreds of analyses of conventional, affordable, and mixed-income properties for major developers, lenders and municipalities. Prior to joining Meyers, Annie was co-founder of Apt Market Research (2004-2015) and Vice President of the Seniors/Multi-Housing Research division of Eliant (1998-2004).
Annie is a noted expert in the industry as one of the first Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH) designees in the nation and a founding director for the country’s first local 55+ Housing Council chapter (Builders Industry Association/Southern California). She is a frequent speaker and columnist on trends in the apartment and senior apartment arenas. Annie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Sociology.
She will be based in the firm’s Costa Mesa, CA office, working in conjunction with the apartment/senior housing team headed by Kimberly Byrum (Dallas, TX). Annie will play a key role in broadening the advisory firm’s multifamily expertise into the West Coast.
“I’m very pleased to be joining a firm that I’ve long admired,” said Annie. “It’s exciting to team with this group of talented, creative researchers and advisers at a time when there is so much innovation and activity in the apartment arena and the whole continuum of age-qualified housing.”