18 Apr 2018

Press Release 04-10-18 | Steven T. Card Awarded for Outstanding Philanthropic Contributions

Steven T. Card Awarded for Outstanding Philanthropic Contributions

CREW-OC honors local commercial real estate leaders at 7th Annual SPIRE Awards ceremony.

SOUTH COAST METRO, Calif., April 10, 2018 – On March 14, the Orange County chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, CREW-OC, honored Steven T. Card, Senior Managing Director at Savills Studley and Project Youth OCBF Board of Directors Member, as Winner for “Superior Performance in Philanthropy”. The 7th Annual SPIRE Awards ceremony was hosted by CREW-OC at the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa, where they honored some of Orange County’s most remarkable individuals, companies, and projects for Superior Performance In Real Estate.

With an increasing attendance each year, “the SPIRE Awards ceremony celebrates our industry’s achievements and honors the very best and brightest in Orange County,” said Linda Padilla-Smyth, Co-Chair of the CREW-OC SPIRE Awards Committee.

As a member of Project Youth OCBF Board of Directors, as well as the Board’s president-elect, Steve Card was nominated by Project Youth for his outstanding philanthropic contributions which include his role in securing a building, a $2 million transaction, for Project Youth’s new Headquarters located in Santa Ana, and the donation of his full commission to fund the organization’s mission and empowering programs.

The successful acquisition of the two-story building combined Savills Studley’s commercial real estate expertise with its commitment to philanthropy, community organizations and Project Youth OCBF. The upgraded building provides a safe after-school haven for youth who benefit from Project Youth’s academic and career development, health education, and juvenile diversion programs.

“We are very pleased to have taken advantage of an ideal opportunity to expand the capabilities of Project Youth OCBF and enable it to move into a safe, well-located space,” said Steve Card. “Project Youth OCBF will be around for the long term, and so will this building.”

Mr. Card is also a Fellow of Project Youth’s Society of Fellows. Funds raised through the Society of Fellows help sustain Project Youth OCBF’s mission of keeping at-risk youth healthy, in school and away from criminal activity and substance abuse through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening.

“We are so grateful to Mr. Card for his commitment to Project Youth OCBF and the Orange County community,” Project Youth OCBF wrote in a recent OCBF News post.

Project Youth OCBF (Orange County Bar Foundation) is a dedicated non-profit organization that strives to reach at-risk youth early and provide long-term solutions to the obstacles they face. As a one-stop center for integrated prevention and intervention services, Project Youth OCBF serves over 1,000 at-risk youth each year with the help of their highly skilled bilingual and bicultural staff. Project Youth OCBF offers culturally competent services and award-winning programs that are family-focused and client-centered. Project Youth is a fiscally sound agency with a strong governing Board of Directors of 40 members, and an Associate Board of over 20 members.

CREW Orange County is a non-profit organization of commercial real estate professionals and one of the leading commercial real estate organizations for executive women in Orange County. CREW-OC advances the success of women in commercial real estate by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member expertise and successes, and serving as a resource to its members and the industry. CREW-OC provides opportunities for networking, education, leadership development and philanthropic involvement.

Savills Studley, founded in 1954, is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Savills Studley pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. With 31 offices in the U.S.  and Canada, and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.