Olshan Outreach Embraces Heart Health in 2015

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Employee-Driven Portfolio-Wide Program of Service Promotes Heart Health in 2015

Olshan Properties

Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and managers of commercial real estate, today announced the scheduled events for Olshan Outreach for the rest of 2015. These activities will further the mission of raising awareness and funds for heart health. Olshan Properties has a long history of giving back to the communities which it serves and formalized its public service initiatives as Olshan Outreach in 2014. In its highly successful launch year, Olshan Outreach team members helped distribute approximately 12,000 pounds of healthy food in communities across the country in the ‘Fight Against Hunger’.

In selecting a common cause to support in 2015, Olshan Outreach team members were particularly moved by the messages of the American Heart Association. According to the AHA's 2015 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – At-a-Glance, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans and although simple preventative measures including diet and exercise can drastically reduce its incidence, less than one percent of adults in the United States eat the ‘ideal healthy diet’, and 31 percent of Americans admit they engage in no leisure time exercise.

Leveraging their strength in numbers and community spirit to help turn these staggering statistics around, Olshan Outreach team members will be participating in and promoting various heart health initiatives beginning on July 30 in cities including: Atlanta, Ga. (Sheraton Suites Galleria/Akers Mill Square]), Columbus, Ohio (Courtyard by Marriott at Easton, Hilton Columbus at Easton and Residence Inn by Marriott at Easton), Dayton, Ohio (The Greene Town Center), Kansas City, Mo. (Zona Rosa Town Center), Marco Island, Fla. (Marco Island Hilton Beach Resort and Spa), Milwaukee, Wis. (Bayshore Town Center) and in our corporate offices in New York City, Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Olshan Outreach team members kicked off this year’s Heart Health initiative by donning red apparel en masse on February 6th to draw attention to the American Heart Association’s ‘National Wear Red Day®’. The day was focused on bringing awareness and education to promote healthy lifestyles among women in particular as heart attacks and strokes result in the deaths of 1 in 3 women every year according to the American Heart Association.

Commented Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Olshan: “It would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t been impacted by the scourge of cardiovascular illness. Understanding that education is the root to promoting healthy lifestyles and to reversing the course of this deadly disease, our Olshan Outreach team members collectively embraced Heart Health as the focus of our service this year. Our team members surpass our expectations every day, but we are filled with special pride to see the care and commitment they show within the many communities Olshan Properties considers home.”

Olshan Outreach will lend its support to Heart Health with some of the following initiatives:

Atlanta, Ga.
Staff and family of Olshan Properties’ Sheraton Suites Galleria will be joining forces with the American Heart Association for their Metro Atlanta Heart Walk at Centennial Olympic Park on September 26th.

Columbus & Dayton, Ohio
Employees of Olshan Properties’ three Ohio-based hotels, Courtyard by Marriott at Easton, Hilton Columbus at Easton and Residence Inn by Marriott at Easton as well as staff of the Ohio Corporate Office, will walk together in the 2015 Central Ohio Heart Walk on August 22nd to raise awareness for heart health.

On September 15th, a team from The Greene Town Center will come together to participate in the Greater Dayton 5k Heart Walk/Run and Health Fair. The event, which is hosted by the American Heart Association, promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in an environment that is fun for the entire family.

Community members are also invited to Zumba For A Cause at The Greene on Sunday, October 15th. The event is a great way for family and friends to get in shape while promoting a local cause.

Kansas City, Mo.
Zona Rosa is proud to host the 5th Annual Bill Cross BackSnack 5K Walk/Run on October 15. The annual fundraiser put on by Feed Northland Kids, funds backpacks full of healthy foods for local children in need.

The Salvation Army’s Kettle Run for Hope at Zona Rosa is the perfect opportunity for people of all activity levels to come together and participate in a 5k that gives back to the Salvation Army of Kansas City Northland.

Marco Island, Fla.
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa team members will join forces with the American Heart Association to help to staff the Naples American Heart Association Heart Walk on November 7th. The walk, which is one of nearly 350 nationwide, promotes physical activity while celebrating the strides that have been made in the fight against heart diseases and stroke.

Milwaukee, Wis.
On September 20th Bayshore Town Center will be home to the American Heart Association’s local Milwaukee Heart Walk & Fun Run. Community members are also invited to come out while the weather is warm and enjoy Yoga in the Square by Neroli every Saturday at 8AM, and Rooftop Fitness by Athleta every Thursday at 6:30PM.

Visitors to Bayshore Town Center can also participate in Healthy Heart Paths, a new initiative which will include signage at Bayshore that informs guests about the amount of exercise they are getting while walking around the center.

In conjunction with the JCC Food Drive, Bayshore will host the October Heart Healthy Canstruction Exhibit, which will showcase colossal structures made entirely out of canned food. This year as part of the outreach initiative, the public art displays will be composed of heart healthy foods and donated to the local JCC Community Pantry at the end of October.

In November Girls on the Run, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting the potential of young girls by teaching life skills through running games, will host one of their season culminating 5K’s at Bayshore Town Center. The race provides a tangible sense of achievement for participants as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals while encouraging fitness and health.

On September 12th, Olshan Outreach team members from the firm’s Indianapolis office will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park. Prior to the walk, the team will be collecting donations to sponsor their walk and ultimately support the American heart Association. The goal of the team is to raise awareness for the cause while also raising much needed funds to aid in cardiovascular research.

New York City
On July 30th Olshan Outreach team members from the firm’s New York City Corporate Office will participate in the American Red Cross Blood Drive. The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, and is recognized as a leader in the blood research and testing industry and continues to make strides towards improving safety of donors and increasing availability of blood.

About Olshan Properties
Olshan Properties, formerly known as MPI - Mall Properties, Inc. is a privately owned real estate firm specialized in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of commercial real estate for more than 55 years. The close integration of investment and operating capabilities has given Olshan Properties a reputation as one of the leading private owner/operators of commercial real estate in the country.

Olshan Properties currently owns and/or manages, individually or with its affiliated companies, a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including Retail, Hotel, Office, and Residential in eleven states. Olshan Properties also serves as a General Partner of the Longview and RCG Longview series of debt and equity funds as well as the Normandy Venture Partners series of opportunistic equity funds.

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