Lewis Real Estate Services, the Exclusive Real Estate Company of UConn Athletics, has launched a new initiative called The UConn Real Estate Project. This initiative will extend the relationship Lewis Real Estate Services has with UConn by including support for all faculty, alumni, staff and students in their real estate needs.
“We are excited to present these goals by offering philanthropic financial contributions, real estate workshops, and community building to all UConn affiliates,” the company said in a release. “Through this endeavor, Lewis Real Estate Services is committed to bringing support to the UConn community in every way possible.”
The main part of this project is the philanthropic contributions to the university. Lewis Real Estate Services aims to donate 10% of all earned commissions from transactions by any UConn faculty, alumni, staff, coach, student, vendor, affiliate or anybody else involved with the university back to UConn in the “name of the UConn affiliate.”
So for example, if a UConn affiliate buys property through Lewis Real Estate for $250,000, and the commission rate is 2.5%, the commission would be $6,250. Out of that, $625 would be donated to UConn in the “name of the UConn affiliate.”
The other part of the initiative is workshops. Lewis Real Estate plans to host workshops about homeownership strategies, negotiations with landlords and sellers, and financial facets in order to bring important information to UConn affiliates.
“We are excited to be able to provide quality real estate service to the UConn community through our partnership with UConn Athletics,” Scott Lewis, broker and CEO of Lewis Real Estate Services, said. “Having the ability to contribute to fundraising efforts, which empowers our clients to give back for the benefit of those that follow in their footsteps.”
Lewis started the company in 2016 and now serves all of CT and parts of MA to include Martha’s Vineyard Through the partnership with UConn Athletics, Lewis Real Estate Services has built a relationship with the UConn community, and that will only grow with this new project.
“I am proud to be able to support UConn Athletics through my contributions,” UConn alumnus Troy Lavigne said. “Education can be expensive, but it is an important part of growing and setting oneself up for success. Thank you to UConn for providing my education and thank you Scott [Lewis] for this generous contribution.”
The UConn Real Estate Project is underway now and will aim to benefit the school as a whole as well as all its constituents.
“The mission of this collaboration signifies supporting the University, fostering the development of real-world real estate advocacy, and bringing enrichment to UConn affiliates,” the company said in its release.