Major Real Estate Firms Lining Up to Sponsor City of Hope Gala Sept. 26 Honoring Yat-Pang Au of Veritas Investments

Tickets and Sponsorships Benefiting National Research Hospital Still Available

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Sept 4, 2018) — A slew of sponsors are lining up for the Sept. 26 City of Hope gala honoring Yat-Pang Au, CEO of Veritas Investments, with its 2018 Spirit of Life® Award at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Organized by the Northern California Real Estate Council, this year’s event features top-level supporters including Eastdil Secured, Carmel Partners, Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski, Building Hope Young Leaders, Columbia Property Trust, Maximus Real Estate Partners, Goldman Sachs, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, AEC Alarms, Legion, Lighthouse Public Affairs, Prologis Foundation, HFF, Stillwater Foundation, PwC, Plant Construction Company, Deutsche Bank and Connie Moore & Roger Greer.

Information on remaining tickets and table sponsorships can be found at

The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor and is presented each year to a San Francisco industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.

“Spirit of Life honorees exemplify the power of individuals to effect meaningful change, and Pang’s civic commitment to serving his team, employees and the community truly embodies The Spirit of Life Award,” said David Dowdney, the Northern California Real Estate Council’s board chair and SVP-Columbia Property Trust. “Now his participation along with industry support enables the City of Hope to advance their critical research and valuable services around cancer and diabetes on behalf of so many families at such a critical time in their lives.”

Among the many Spirit of Life honorees since 1986, some of whom will be in attendance this fall, are: Andy Ball, Carol Bartz, Kofi Bonner, Michael Covarrubias, Oz Erickson, Rick Holliday, Sean Jeffries, Eli Khouri, Rik Kunnath, Chris Meany, Hamid Moghadam, Constance B. Moore, Larry Pace, and Ron Zeff.

This year’s gala will include a cocktail hour, auction, seated dinner and The Spirit of Life Award program, all at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. For information about becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, visit or contact Jessica Powers at 415-788-1002 or

About the Real Estate Council for City of Hope
Since its inception in 1978, the Northern California Real Estate Council has demonstrated its commitment to City of Hope and its mission of combining science with soul to work miracles. Joined by hundreds of companies and colleagues who participate in annual fundraising campaigns, these dedicated individuals have raised more than $40 million to support the lifesaving research, treatment, and education programs at City of Hope.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.

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About Veritas Investments
San Francisco-based Veritas Investments Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of multifamily, urban retail and mixed-use properties in San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area. Veritas has assets in excess of $3 billion and in 2016 completed an $815 million financing, the largest portfolio financing of its kind in the history of San Francisco. Vertically integrated, the firm and its affiliates provide property management, leasing, project management, redevelopment, accounting, asset management, financing and investment management services. For more information, visit

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