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.
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