APAM’s core values of leadership, trust and passion are not only reserved for the commercial real estate world, but are demonstrated through its charity commitments. Whilst the firm delivers superior returns to its clients, it also prioritises giving back to communities all around the world.
In 2017, APAM took part in a wide range of events and initiatives, raising funds and awareness for charities at home and abroad.
APAM continued its support of Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), sponsoring the charity’s annual sports day. CLZ is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi in Zambia.
In May, the company took part in the #AMFAM Day, supporting Food For Education, which helps to tackle the issues of classroom hunger and educational access in India. By simply ordering lunch to the office, each APAM employee provided a whole year of lunches to a child in India.
Closer to home, APAM took part in the St Christopher’s Place, One Great Day event in June, contributing to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and other local charities across the UK. Congratulations to Executive Director, William Powell who came top of the men’s leader board for the virtual cycling challenge.
In the same month, APAM’s Accounts Assistant, Amy Brookes, and Client Accountant, Steph Robinson took part in a Race for Life, raising over £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Continuing the sporting theme, APAM participated in JLL’s Property Triathlon in July, which raised a total of £191,000 for Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. One of APAM’s teams, which was made up of Executive Directors, Simon Cooke, William Powell and Chris Taylor finished an impressive 316th out of the 1,363 teams that took part.
In September, Simon Cooke cycled over 70 miles, from Bognor Regis RFC to Harlequins RFC in Twickenham, raising £6,000 for Paul Curtis. The whole event contributed over £45,000 for the ex-Harlequin player who was involved in a very serious mountain bike accident in September 2016, which left him paralysed from the chest down.
Joining friends and colleagues from across the commercial real estate industry, APAM put forward a team to take part in Paragon’s Mudathon in late September, raising funds and awareness for LandAid and Heartburn Cancer UK.
In October, Charlie Barclay, Operations and Marketing Manager, and Josh Whiteley, Asset Manager, took part in Centrepoint’s London Sleep Out event, donating over £3,000 and highlighting the growing need to give young homeless people a future.
The firm also took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day in December.
APAM’s charity programme forms a crucial part of staff development and encourages all employees to participate in a wide range of fundraising events. Valuing the important part that businesses can play in supporting communities around the world, APAM also supports a number of its clients’ initiatives, understanding that working together to promote engagement will have a greater impact.