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Last Day in Prague-- Day 7

Lacie Michalewicz

May 22, 2019

Group Photo

We kicked off the day with a morning business tour of CBRE. CBRE stands for Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis.

May 22, 2019 was a very special day to RBLP. It was our last day in Prague, last day to see our loving tour guide: Teresa, Stepan's 22nd Birthday, and Elizabeth 21st birthday.

We kicked off the day with a morning business tour of CBRE. CBRE stands for Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis. We left the hotel at 9:45 for a short walk to CBRE. As soon as we walked in, we were all amazed by the clean, organized, and modern atmosphere of the office. One of the employees then led us into a conference room where we were greeted by Jurai Vrabko, Member of CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Board of Directors. He gave a warm welcome with a cheerful attitude and complimentary sparkling water and cookies.

The presentation consisted of the history of CBRE, what they do, values, and interactive questions. The company was started in 1773 by a man called Richard Ellis. Today, CBRE is the largest commercial real estate service and investment firm in the world. They provide maintenance for famous landmarks, help buildings get LEED certified, provide property management, and do many more services that will help the investor or occupier in their real estate investments and decisions. Their values consist of respect, integrity,service, and excellence--RISE. The presentation ended with some history of Prague, and even though very interesting, Teresa had already told us the facts the first day in Prague!

Next, we took a tour around the office. The office was quiet, peaceful, appeasing to the eye, and a highly attractive workplace. They had floor to ceiling windows, fresh fruit for snacks for maximum work output, a circle layout, and soundproof phone booths for private phone calls.

Around 11:00 am, we finished and had a free afternoon until 7:45 for a farewell dinner. After a fun last day in Prague the time went by quickly and 7:45 arrived promptly. We left the hotel to enjoy a classic Czech dinner at Kolkovna Savarin. We had a spinach soup, chicken with vegetables, and two deserts: birthday cake and mini pancakes . We were stuffed!

After dinner, we gave an appreciation gift to Teresa, took pictures, and explained to Teresa how much we loved her and how we will miss her and Prague. After a fulfilling and heart warming day, we parted ways for an early and exciting morning to Budapest!

Overall, the day was splendidly spent, celebrated, and loved.  Next stop: Budapest!