Cresa Defeats Cushman in Charity Sporting Event of the Year

Cresa’s “Rising Star” Matt Jacques was tapped to represent Cresa’s Ottawa office in the Capital City’s high-profile charity event of the year: the legendary Fight for the Cure (“FFTC”). Hosted by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, FFTC was founded in 2008 to raise funds and awareness for local cancer care and research. It has since grown in reputation, attracting more than one thousand spectators to witness high-level executives and other well-known members of the community trade in their professional wear for 16-ounce mitts and headgear for a bout of white-collar boxing. Even current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau competed just five years ago, battling and defeating Senator Patrick Brazeau.

For the past six years, our Ottawa team has participated in FFTC challenging either a landlord or another brokerage firm. In preparation for this year’s fight against Cushman Wakefield’s Jason Tilley, Matt trained up to seven times a week and shed 35 pounds. His effort extended beyond the ring as he managed to raise more than $17,000 in sponsorship donations and sold 40 tickets to supporters—the second highest in the entire campaign.

Pundits favored Tilley to win, but Jacques came out victorious. The judges announced: “And the winner by unanimous decision, representing Cresa: Matt Jacques!” Throughout his arduous training regiment and the fight itself, Matt displayed courage, dedication and grace that all led to an incredible and much deserved win!

To donate to FFTC, visit Matt’s page here