IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Realty ONE Group, a full-service lifestyle real estate brokerage, continues to expand, not only within the residential real estate sector, where it has become the 5th largest independent brokerage in the nation, but also in its efforts to make an impact within the many communities it serves, with its Realty ONE Group Cares, a 501(c)(3) organization. Realty ONE Group Cares provides a unique collective giving platform for the brokerage, allowing Realty ONE Group to realize its vision of building and enhancing relationships across numerous communities throughout the U.S. Encompassing several entities, the brokerage’s charity arm has grown from just three states three years ago, to spanning 17 states today.
To help lead Realty ONE Group Cares into its next growth phase, the brokerage has recently announced the promotion of Katherine Yoshikawa to Charity Manager. Yoshikawa will work to continue providing even greater opportunities for the organization and its staff to engage and participate in community-based charity activities designed to inspire both the brokerage staff as well as the lives they touch of those less fortunate. An active member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Yoshikawa joined Realty ONE Group in 2005, and is involved with several non-profit charitable organizations including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, and the Alzheimer’s Association. “I am extremely excited for this position as Charity Manager,” says Yoshikawa. “I look forward to building new relationships as Realty ONE Group continues to lend a helping hand and make an impact in our communities.”
One such event occurred on May 1st of this year with ONE Day, when Realty ONE Group Cares provided 32 volunteers to assist in a community charity event for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, and Shade Tree, a Las Vegas-based shelter for women, children, and pets. Prior to the event, Realty ONE Group presented a donation check to Shade Tree for $30,000 to help fund the organization’s various programs and services within the community. Another recent event occurred on May 7th of this year in Las Vegas, NV, where Realty ONE Group Cares initiated Together Walk for Fibromyalgia, with all proceeds benefitting the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. In addition, a recent blood drive resulted in 18 donors stepping up to donate, resulting in 15 medical procedures for various individuals that allowed the brokerage to reach 100% of its blood drive goal. To assist in highlighting its charitable activities, Realty ONE Group encourages its employees to use #GiveONEBack, the official hashtag of Realty ONE Group Cares, to help demonstrate its ongoing commitment to spreading positive change.
About Realty ONE Group
Founded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is a full-service residential real estate brokerage that has experienced tremendous, yet sustainable growth while being 100% debt-free. Their dynamic lifestyle brand is built on the principle ‘agent first, client first.’ This focus has ignited change in the industry while their culture has created raving fans. Realty ONE Group thrives on its belief that everyONE and everything matters, with a philosophy that everyONE has a voice – waking up to win and making a difference together as ONE. This philosophy has landed them in Inc.’s 500 for seven consecutive years and fueled their expansion into 68 offices in 16 states with over 8,000 agents. www.RealtyONEGroup.com. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.