BRISTOL, R.I. (March 26, 2019) – Kilroy Realty Corporation (Kilroy Realty), an industry-leading commercial real estate company, has partnered with US Sailing as a primary sponsor of the US Sailing Team.
Kilroy Realty will support the US Sailing Team at major international events, including Selection Events, World Championships, and the World Cup Series in the lead up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“The US Sailing Team is thrilled to work closely with Kilroy Realty to support our athletes in their quest for excellence,” said Jack Gierhart, Chief Executive Officer of US Sailing. “Our partnership creates a strong platform that will advance the competitiveness of our Team. Kilroy Realty is committed to supporting our athletes’ Olympic dreams, and I am confident that our sailors will be wonderful ambassadors to promote Kilroy Realty’s brand and core values of leadership, innovation, and sustainability.”
The US Sailing Team features the top-performing athletes in 10 Olympic classes. This partnership will support the athletes by funding the advancement of technology, innovative fitness training, high-level coaching, research and development, as well as vital campaign costs such as specialized support personnel and high-performance equipment upgrades.
“We are excited to be the primary sponsor of the US Sailing Team and their international competitive sailing program,” said John Kilroy, Chairman and CEO of Kilroy Realty. “At Kilroy Realty, our corporate giving program reflects a core belief that strong communities, growing industries, and a healthy planet are critical for a thriving future. We pride ourselves on our commitment to programs that promote these ideals, including competitive sports, sustainability initiatives, innovative technology, and women in leadership. These programs provide an opportunity for people, communities, and organizations to achieve their dreams.”
Kilroy Realty has a history of supporting US Sailing Team athletes and philanthropic efforts to grow sailing in the United States through US Sailing. Currently, Kilroy Realty sponsors Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea, a 49erFX doublehanded pair on the US Sailing Team. With this support, Roble Shea Sailing is competing at a high-level at major 49erFX events around the world.
“Kilroy Realty appreciates and understands the resources and support required to organize successful Olympic sailing campaigns,” said Malcolm Page, Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “Our athletes will benefit immensely from this partnership. Over the past several years, our athletes, coaches, and staff have done an outstanding job of increasing the value of the US Sailing Team brand. This partnership is a result of that hard work. We are grateful for Kilroy Realty’s generosity and commitment to the sport of sailing in the United States.”
Learn more about the US Sailing Team.
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About the US Sailing Team
The US Sailing Team is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. US Sailing names the top Olympic class athletes to the team annually, through both event qualification and at the discretion of team leadership. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing, and communications support. US Sailing Team sponsors include partners Kilroy Realty, Helly Hansen, Harken, McLube, Groupe Beneteau, and Marlow Ropes. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org/olympics.
About Kilroy Realty Corporation
Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast’s premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring, and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media, and life science companies.
The company’s commitment and leadership position in sustainability has been recognized by various industry groups across the world. In September 2018, the company was recognized by GRESB both as North American leader across all asset classes and a global leader among all publicly traded real estate companies. Other sustainability accolades include NAREIT’s Leader in the Light award for the past five years, the EPA’s highest honor of Sustained Excellence and winner of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the past five years. The company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. At the end of the fourth quarter, the company’s stabilized portfolio was 63% LEED certified and 79% of eligible properties were ENERGY STAR certified. More information is available at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.