Neighborly support during COVID-19

A JLLer steps up to help the San Francisco Fire Department

When John Wren, Director of Security on our Property Management team, started working at the Transamerica Pyramid Center in San Francisco, he quickly built relationships with numerous public safety departments in the area.

“I was a police officer for over 20 years in Texas,” John said. “The San Francisco Fire Department Station No.13 is our next-door neighbor and I know the importance of building strong relationships with these valuable lifesavers.”

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, many health and public safety organizations expressed the need for more masks and other critical supplies.

“We had an unopened box containing around 350 N95 masks sitting in the emergency supply room,” said John. “I knew these could immediately be used by our first responders.”

John was able to promptly deliver the masks to the fire department on behalf of the Transamerica Center.

“We’re so grateful to John and the Transamerica Pyramid Center for their donation of N95 masks,” said Deputy Chief Wyrsch of the San Francisco Fire Department. “This is a direct result of pre-established public-private partnerships.”

“Knowing the situations our first responders are dealing with every day, it means a great deal that I can still have an impact within the community,” said John.