The Melbourne City Sales team of Australia’s biggest commercial property agency, CBRE, has made a generous $20,000 donation to support Fremantle Football Club and coach Ross Lyon’s participation in the MND Big Freeze event this weekend at the MCG.
CBRE National Director and head of the sales team, Mark Wizel, said his team was honored to make a contribution to fighting MND.
“The apparently unbreakable Neale Daniher has done incredible work in fighting this disease, a disease that sadly took Ross Lyon’s mother some years back.
“We are absolutely delighted that we can make a contribution in supporting Ross and the Fremantle Football Club in the `Big Freeze’ this weekend with a $20,000 donation,’’ Mr Wizel said.
He said his team had for some time been admirers of the way in which Ross Lyon coached and mentored his team.
“We have likened a lot of what we do in a corporate sense to the journey that Ross has taken the Freemantle Football Club on over the past few years.
“In particular his teachings and methodology around system and process over outcome have assisted in the development of our younger team members – the average age of which is just 25.8 years – contributing greatly to our success,’’ Mr Wizel said.
Mr Wizel’s 64 strong team has earned a reputation as Australia’s sub $100 million commercial property investment market leader with more than $13 billion in sales since 2009.
Mr Lyon said he was humbled to learn that his relationship with Mr Wizel and CBRE had resulted in such a generous donation to Fight MND Big Freeze 4.
“It was quite a humbling experience to be told that the association with CBRE had motivated Mark and his colleagues to personally chip in $20,000 to help support the outstanding work Neale Daniher is doing to find a cure for MND.
“It’s a hideous disease and the way Neale has fought MND is incredible.
“Every day on average at least two Australians die from MND, and my family has had personal experience with the terrible toll the disease has on those affected by it.
“If we can find a cure through contributing and raising some funds – all the AFL coaches are happy to do that.
It’s also a wonderful gesture by Mark and his colleagues at CBRE to get behind Neale and support what he is doing for Fight MND,’’ Mr Lyon said