Avison Young partners with Chicago Sky, impacting Chicago communities for fifth year
June 7, 2021
Chicago Sky returns to Wintrust Arena, Avison Young returns to the office
Chicago, IL – Beth Phillips, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young’s Chicago office announced today the firm is teaming up with the Women’s Basketball Association (WNBA), as the 2021 Chicago Sky spotlight sponsor.
After taking an unexpected break from playing games in Chicago due to the pandemic, the Chicago Sky is back at Wintrust Arena and Avison Young staff is back in their Chicago and Rosemont offices after more than a year. Both are excited to renew their partnership, which is designed to promote women’s basketball, generate a positive impact amongst Chicago’s diverse and marginalized communities, and create a mentorship program between players and the brokerage community.
As the presenting sponsor of the Chicago Sky Spotlight Series, Avison Young is endorsing minority owned/LGBTQ businesses during Pride month throughout June featuring social media storytelling. The firm is also involved with integrating direct messaging on the importance of fostering minority and LGBTQ owned businesses. This content will be driven through in-area media, social and digital media, and featured at various events throughout the summer, including panel discussions, job fairs and community service activities. “Avison Young’s alliance with the Chicago Sky is about putting people first and taking on the responsibility to be part of the solution,” said Beth Phillips, Managing Director of the firm’s Chicago office. “We are committed to implementing strategies that advance underrepresented communities and developing a culture of advocating and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives.”
“The Chicago Sky is promoting the various businesses to the audience, but we don’t want to just say we support these businesses, we actually want to do it. That’s why this partnership is important. We are excited to team up with Avison Young for another year of basketball and to further their efforts to help businesses within commercial real estate, making a difference for the community we care so deeply about,” said Alex Teodosi, Senior Director of Sponsorship for the Chicago Sky.
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