Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, and LaSalle Investment Management, one of the world's leading real estate investment managers, have raised more than €16,000 for a charity leading the fight against cystic fibrosis from a 450km charity cycle ride to EXPO REAL, Europe’s largest real estate trade fair.
Over three days, 24 cyclists from the real estate industry battled heavy winds, foggy mornings and a lot of rain as they rode from Zurich through the glorious regions of Lake Constance, Rorschacherberg and Garmisch-Partenkirchen to reach EXPO REAL in Munich in time for its start on 4 October.
The riders were raising funds for Vaincre la Mucoviscídose, an excellent association leading the fight against cystic fibrosis, the most common hereditary genetic disease. Since its establishment in 1965, Vaincre la Mucoviscidose has enabled considerable advances to be made in relation to the lives of patients and their families, thanks to the commitment of healthcare providers and researchers working alongside it.
The riders hailed from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK, and work for Panattoni, LaSalle Investment Management and other real estate companies, KKR, Catella, Blackbrook Capital, Trigea, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Stratimmo. There were Marek Dobrzycki, Juan Antonio Irala Guzmán, Karel Klečka, Kamil Kuleta, Artur Mokrzycki, Xavier Mouette, Simon Willgress, Jürgen Wilscher, Adeline Bottollier-Curtet, Armin El-Noshokaty, Herve Mounier, Michel Koutsomanis, Pascale Girault, Peter Schäfer, Uwe Rempis, Veronika Leupold, Wolfgang Holzberger, Yves Descourtieux, Arthur Groshens, Jean-Paul Vignac, Pavel Novák, Simon Marrison and Jon Strang.
Artur Mokrzycki, Head of Capital Markets, Europe at Panattoni said: “This event provided the perfect opportunity to combine an exciting cycling route with raising money for a very worthy cause as well as aligning with our goals for employee wellbeing and sustainability”
“We are overwhelmed with the amount of donations having over 70 donors in total help raise money for such a great cause. The cycle was testing with some harsh weather conditions but it didn’t once stop us from achieving our goal for Vaincre la Mucoviscídose. I would like to thank Exporeal for their active support including the media presence and donations made.”