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Wins for Warriors Foundation
Bedrock Real Estate Services
Justin Verlander’s ‘Wins for Warriors Foundation’ Relocates Headquarters to Downtown Detroit
Bedrock’s Chrysler House will serve as “home base” for the charity supporting veterans
March 23, 2016 [DETROIT] – The Wins for Warriors Foundation (W4WF), a nonprofit organization founded by Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander, today announced the charity has relocated its headquarters to Chrysler House at 719 Griswold Street in downtown Detroit. The group’s new offices are located on the eighth floor of the historic skyscraper owned and managed by Bedrock Real Estate Services.
Founded in 2013, Wins for Warriors supports veterans and their families through several best-in-class programs. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and invest in resources that enable veterans and their families to lead resilient lives.
“Locating my foundation’s offices in the heart of downtown Detroit reinforces my commitment to the city of Detroit and all the great things that are happening in the city,” said Justin Verlander.
To date, the Foundation has funded numerous veteran programs supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of veterans and their families.
“We have a great working relationship with Justin and it’s exciting to see how he’s giving back to veterans in our community,” said Dan Mullen, Executive Vice President of Bedrock Real Estate Services. “On a personal note, my dad is a Vietnam veteran so Wins for Warriors really strikes a chord with me. We are proud to welcome this important organization to Chrysler House.”
The new location puts Wins for Warriors in the heart of Detroit’s urban core, surrounded by passionate, likeminded businesses. The Quicken Loans family of companies holds veterans in high regard and works to enhance their quality of life through veteran-related nonprofit sponsorships, the Quicken Loans Veteran Hiring Program and VA Loans.
Originally built in the early 1900’s to house Dime Savings Bank, Chrysler House was renamed in 2011 when the automaker moved into the building. In addition to Wins for Warriors, other signature tenants include Chrysler Group, Quicken Loans, dPOP!, Dime Store Restaurant, Bon Bon Bon, DROUGHT juice, and Mike’s Kabob Grille.
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About Wins for Warriors Foundation (W4WF)
Launched in 2013 by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, Wins for Warriors Foundation (W4WF) advocates for and invests in resources that engage ¬veterans and their families to live resilient lives. To date, W4WF has supported many veterans with mental health disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and depression. W4WF has the vision of recruiting other celebrity athletes to join Justin’s mission and provide much-needed support for veterans. For more information, please visit www.winsforwarriors.org.
Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial and residential space. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has located more than 160 office and retail tenants in Detroit’s technology-centric downtown. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested more than $2.2 billion in acquiring, renovating and developing 90 properties in downtown Detroit totaling more than 14 million square feet.
Editor’s Note: The Detroit engagement timeline and tenant list are available here.