NEW YORK – Dec. 5, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Executive Vice Chairman Charles R. Borrok was the recipient of The Humanitarian Award from the James E. Davis Foundation – an organization dedicated to fighting violence in America – at its annual gala and award ceremony which took place on November 17th.

Charles R. Borrok is one of the highest-ranking brokerage professionals at Cushman & Wakefield. Having joined in 1992 and now serving as Executive Vice Chairman, he has been involved in the leasing of over 110 million square feet throughout the world.

“It is a great honor to receive an award of this caliber, especially one with such a worthy cause associated with it,” said Executive Vice Chairman Charles R. Borrok of Cushman & Wakefield. “The James E. Davis Foundation has truly touched the lives of many, including myself, and has made incredible strides to combat violence in our country. The Davis brothers have achieved great success with their platform and I hope to see its growth continued in years to come.”

Each year The James E. Davis Foundation selects individuals who have demonstrated a humanitarian spirit, positive image, or have done invaluable community service, and presents them with the Humanitarian Award. The foundation was founded by Councilman James E. Davis more than 20 years ago after two children in the New York area were shot – one fatally – by police officers who mistook their toy guns for real weapons. With the help of Michael Goldstein, the chairman and former CEO of Toys “R” Us, who made the decision to stop selling “lookalike” toy guns, James encouraged America to value the safety of its children over profit. Geoffrey A. Davis, James’ brother, is now the organization’s Executive Director for the foundation heading its chief efforts. He is also the District Leader for the 43rd Assembly District.

“We are so pleased to recognize someone of this stature; someone who is extremely humble,” said District Leader Geoffrey A. Davis. “Mr. Borrok is caring towards all people, from all walks of life. He traveled with me throughout Brooklyn talking and educating to countless people on this matter – he has shown nothing but kindness, compassion and sincere devotion to the cause of reducing violence in our country.”

The gala began taking place 13 years ago, after Councilman James Davis’s assassination back in July 23rd, 2003. Since then, the gala has been held in his honor to recognize people from all backgrounds who have made major contributions to address violence across the nation. The event which was held at The Brooklyn Hotel had a full attendance. This year, entrepreneurs, civil activists and elected officials were some of the award recipients who alongside various guest attendees from different backgrounds, ages and professions came together to honor the organization’s cause.

Borrok plays an active role in the New York metropolitan community. He is currently on the Board of Junior Achievement of New York and on the Board of Directors of the New York Foundling Hospital. . For many years, he served as a Member of the Board of Beth Israel Hospital and the Board of Visitors of Columbia University. He was a Member of the Board of the New York City Police Foundation. Mr. Borrok has served as the Chairman of the Annual UJA/Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Campaign for the City of New York.


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