Design Your Downtown | June 2022

Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Oklahoma hosted the first ever Design Your Downtown event in June 2022 in the Robinson Renaissance.

At the Design Your Downtown event Oklahomans weighed in on what they thought downtown OKC is missing and what they would like to see developed in our city. Through several different voting stations, their votes were gathered. They were also given the option to write in their opinions on an open forum wall. The open forum allowed Oklahomans to voice their thoughts and opinions about specific changes that they want to see happen in Downtown OKC. Some common themes in the open forum were: Affordability & accessibility of food/stores/services in Downtown, Safety & Security, Address homelessness issue, more of a variety of food and encouraging more residential and night-life in Downtown.

It was great to see so many people from the Oklahoma community come together and participate in efforts to further improve the city.

Click below to view the Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Oklahoma Design Your Downtown results.

The Journal Record Beacon Awards 2022 Charitable Influence Award

Charitable Influence Award awarded to Commercial Oklahoma Inc.

BY The Journal Record

July 7, 2022

At the commercial real estate firm Commercial Oklahoma Inc., a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, people believe in being good neighbors to the communities they serve.

In Oklahoma City, they commit their time and money to organizations like the Boy Scouts of America’s Last Frontier Council, Positive Tomorrows and Northeast Oklahoma City Renaissance. One key focus has been helping Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma City’s school with a mission of supporting children and families experiencing homelessness.

Travis Mason, director of office services for Commercial Oklahoma, has been involved with Positive Tomorrows for more than 25 years. He has served as a member of the Positive Tomorrows board
for the last five years and serves on its foundation committee and as chairman of the public policy committee.

The experience of working with the school has had a “profound impact” on the views the company has toward people experiencing homelessness as well as the affordable housing crisis facing the families, Mason said.

“COI has made it a priority to advocate for affordable housing at the city and state levels of government,” he said.

As chairman of Positive Tomorrows’ public policy committee, Mason is actively advocating for school families, which includes housing. Most recently, the committee has worked toward adjusting the national definition of homelessness within the U.S. Department of Education

Since Commercial Oklahoma started volunteering with Positive Tomorrows, employees have spent about 160 hours volunteering at the school. “The long-term benefits are seen through the children and their
families who are active within the school,” Mason said. “Witnessing families’ growth towards a better future leaves OKC a better place to live.”

Commercial Oklahoma Inc., or COI, is a brokerage firm focused on serving Oklahoma companies, mainly in central Oklahoma with some clients outside the state.

Mason also is involved with the Boy Scouts of America’s Last Frontier Council, serving as budget chairman, member of the building committee and a foundation trustee. Fellow COI team member
David Meadows is a key member of NE OKC Renaissance.

“Give more that you have, and you’ll be amazed with the results,” Mason said.

Link to view The Journal Records publication here.