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Prime Companies and Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Announce Major Giving Initiatives

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Happenings

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y.  Prime Companies and Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, a locally-owned development company and full service real estate firm, are pleased to announce they have achieved their five year goal of returning more than $2 million to local charities, institutions and not-for-profits in 2016. The two companies have remained committed to supporting the communities in which they operate, and have accelerated giving efforts in recognition of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties celebrating 30 years under the same local ownership.

Ken Raymond, founder & CEO of Prime Companies and partner of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, says he and his staff understand that our role in the community is important and it is for this reason that our team offers our time and talents to support various community programs. That support over the past five years has included contributions to Albany Medical Center, St. Peter's Hospital, Catholic Charities, HopeClub of the Capital Region (formerly known as Gilda's Club), Coaches vs. Cancer, American Cancer Society, Siena and Paul Smith Colleges.

"For the past 30 years, community involvement has been at the forefront of our mission. We pride ourselves in assisting our communities and are fortunate to be in a position where we can give back," said Raymond. "It's what we enjoy and we're happy to do what we can to help. We are particularly taking great pride in the funding of Camp Scully for underprivileged children and donation to Camp Wildwood and The Community Hospice;s Camp Erin, an overnight camp for all kids who have experienced the passing of a family member."

In 2016, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties began an initiative to assist veterans and their spouses on the road to becoming real estate agents. The company is now covering costs for these individuals to complete real estate licensing classes and exams, as well as memberships to applicable industry groups. Additionally, Prime Companies has made major contributions, along with the management and sales associates matching contribution funds, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, Habitat For Humanity Capital District and Play it Foreward 518, a fundraising organization founded by the family of one of its employees.


About Prime Companies: Prime Companies has been serving New York's Capital Region for over a generation in every aspect of residential and commercial real estate development, brokerage, and property management. The privately-held company also offers mixed-use property development and hospitality management. Prime Companies is widely known as the most comprehensive and experienced real-estate services company in upstate New York. In addition, Prime Companies has long-standing relationships with well-respected affiliates in real estate financing, title search and insurance. These affiliations enhance our ability to serve the various needs of diverse clients. About Coldwell Banker Prime Properties: Locally-owned and operated for nearly 30 years, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties offers a full line of services to guide customers through the real estate process from beginning to end, whether they're buying, selling or relocating to the region. With 12 offices and more than 350 agents throughout Upstate New York, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties is the number one affiliate in New York State. Our agents take part in nationally-recognized training and are equipped with the market knowledge and latest tools and technology to meet our customers' real estate needs.

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