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JWA Prague |
5 July 2012

Prague, 2nd July, 2012 In the aftermath of EURO 2012 football mania, TVO Europe Property Services, part of TVO Groupe LLC, a global real estate investment and property services organization, confirmed today its sponsorship of the “UNICEF CEE Cup 2012”, an annual international football tournament for top youth teams (under 19) from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) that is taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, between July 22nd and July 29th, 2012.
The world of sport is very close to the heart of TVO Groupe’s founding partner, Wayne A. Vandenburg, who, prior to his real estate career, was active in intercollegiate athletics both as an athlete and coach at the University of New Mexico, United States. He also served as the head track & field coach, as well as the head cross-country coach, at the University of Texas in El Paso and, until 1978, was engaged in professional sports in a number of administrative capacities. His sports career included American football, baseball, track & field and volleyball and he was instrumental in the start of several athletics stars’ careers, including the world famous Robert "Bob" Beamon, who held the world long-jump record of 8.90m for almost 23 years until it was broken in 1991.

Talking about the reasons behind TVO’s sponsorship of the UNICEF CEE Cup 2012, Wayne A. Vandenburg, founding partner, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of TVO Groupe, said:

“TVO identifies with the tournament’s values such as respect, fair-play and competitiveness, which are not only important in sport but also in running a successful business. Having been personally involved in sports as both an athlete and a coach, I understand just how much effort and determination is behind a successful sports career in much the same way as getting to the top in business. And, of course, with this tournament’s regional outreach and charitable approach, it is the perfect fit for our European platform. “

Since its inception in 2011, the CEE Cup has received the full support of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). The tournament focuses on “Respect”, “Fair Play” and “Competitiveness”, all of which are very important for today’s youth players. The organisers have already confirmed 12 top class participating teams, including four from the Czech Republic; Bohemians 1905, FK Mladá Boleslav, Sparta Praha, and 1.FC Slovácko.

For further information contact:
Zdenka Haraslinova
JWA Prague s.r.o.
Tel.: +420 242 454 740

About TVO Europe Property Services

Prague-headquartered TVO Europe Property Services is an affiliate of Chicago headquartered TVO Groupe LLC, a global real estate investment and vertically-integrated property services organization that provides professional development and advisory expertise as well as property, facility, energy & asset management platforms. The company has operations in the United States and Europe including the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the location of its European headquarters. Since 1983, TVO has owned, operated, developed and managed approximately 50,000 residential units, 1,000,000 square meters of office, healthcare and logistics facilities, and 100,000 square meters of retail properties valued in excess of $5.0 billion dollars. TVO’s property investment partners include some of the world’s largest pension funds and institutional investors.