Sabre announces passing of executive VP
Garden City, N.Y. — Beth L. Lamport, 70, executive VP with Sabre Real Estate Group LLC died Sept. 27 at her home in Port Washington.
The cause was uterine cancer. “She was a dynamo in the business,” said Kenneth Breslin, a Sabre principal.
SRS opens Birmingham, Ala., office, adds VP
Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners has opened the doors to a new office in Birmingham, Ala. The company has also brought in Martin Smith to serve as senior VP and co-market leader alongside Josh Burmeister.
A 13-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Smith specializes in landlord representation, tenant representation and investment sales. Prior to joining SRS, he spent seven years with Retail Specialists, where he was director of brokerage and project leasing.
Dillard’s supports RMHC with special edition cookbook
Apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailer Dillard’s is offering a custom edition of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The exclusive, 288-page hardbound cookbook is filled with holiday recipes, color photos, menus, decorating tips and entertaining ideas and costs $10. It is available at all Dillard’s stores nationwide, as well as online. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will benefit local Ronald McDonald Houses operated by RMHC Chapters in Dillard’s markets.
“Families come to us in a time of great need. Their child has been hospitalized, they are facing financial burdens, trying to keep their family together, searching for hope and healing,” said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, CEO Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Through the generous support of donors like Dillard’s, we’re able to open our doors and hearts to these families. We’re able to make sure that children get the best medicine of all — their families.”
Now in its 20th year of support, Dillard’s has raised more than $10.4 million to benefit RMHC.
“Our continued relationship with RMHC gives all of us at Dillard’s an enormous sense of pride. We look forward to another successful fundraiser this year and are honored to support the Ronald McDonald Houses in our communities,” said Denise Mahaffy, VP of Dillard’s.
Dillard’s operates 281 Dillard’s locations and 17 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus its e-commerce site.
The Ronald McDonald House program provides families with seriously ill children a “home-away-from-home” while their children are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.