Helping Our Communities Thrive
We are committed to creating meaningful social opportunities within and around our buildings, allowing people to gather and connect through amenities, special events programming, and community service projects.
Community is in our DNA
At the Swig Company, community and philanthropy are deeply rooted in our culture. Our leadership team empowers our employees to be active participants, extending their impact towards thousands of individuals, including building tenants, industry partners, local communities, and beyond.
We are dedicated to being an active, supportive neighbor in the communities in which we invest. In keeping with the value the Swig family places on giving back, we strive to foster and nurture community by combining property-specific efforts, often in collaboration with our tenants, with company wide initiatives:
Our property management teams are empowered to identify needs in their local communities and initiate ways to make a difference. They regularly organize events and activities in which employees and tenants can give their time and other donations to support local causes.
Our active involvement in commercial real estate associations and various non-profit organizations provide opportunities for us to interact with our peers, share best practices, and explore ways to work together to bring about positive change.
The Swig Company develops company-wide community impact initiatives, including our company matching program for employee charitable donations, and paid days for employees to use toward volunteer activities.
Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce
Creating premier office space for tenants depends on the availability of a talented, skilled workforce. Our focus on tomorrow’s workforce helps prepare young individuals for successful, productive careers, promoting greater opportunities and equity for coming generations of building occupants. Learn more below.
Committed to our Communities
The generational commitment of the Swig family to social responsibility is embedded in our company culture. We are dedicated to fostering diverse, inclusive and caring communities and to supporting organizations doing the work that changes lives.
SVP Director of Innovation and Community Impact
We help our building tenants achieve their best through innovative and accessible social opportunities. In addition to designing flexible workspaces that encourage great work, we provide amenities, special events programming, and community service projects that make it easy for our tenants to connect and give back. These include:
- Outdoor plazas and cafes for gathering and meeting
- Public area lounges and hubs to socialize and collaborate
- Indoor greenery and rooftop gardens
- Access to amenities and services throughout California properties, including event spaces
- Invitations to participate in community service projects related to educating and engaging tomorrow’s workforce
- Mobile access to connect via h3experiences® app
Valuing Human Experience: The h3experiences® App
We engage directly with our building occupants via the h3experiences® app, which allows instant access and updated information on events, activities, services, and much more across our entire California property portfolio.
This online platform promotes engagement within our buildings and surrounding neighborhoods, providing a seamless and virtual way to connect, join community events, celebrate, and share. In addition to amenities and services within our buildings, we regularly use the app to invite our building tenants to participate in community service projects with us.
Explore the h3e app to learn more.
Community Case Studies
Life Learning Academy
For 22 years, San Francisco's Life Learning Academy (LLA) has been helping at-risk youth succeed. This program teaches life skills, assists with college readiness, ensures students have safe transportation to school, and as of 2019, provides on-campus housing for some students. The Swig Company’s involvement with LLA began in July 2019.
As part of the culinary arts program, we hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas events at The Mills Building and 501 Second Street in San Francisco, California, providing students with opportunities to experience working as part of a successful small business operation. The proceeds from these events supported a successful future for LLA's organic farm and culinary academy. Through our continuing partnership with LLA, The Swig Company provides ongoing support of this organization’s transformative work.
College Track is a social mobility accelerator, supporting students in their pursuit of the American Dream. This college completion program aids in getting students from underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area to and through college.
The Swig Company has supported College Track since 2020, offering students opportunities to learn about career pathways, practice critical thinking, and prepare for professional meetings. In 2020, we hosted a virtual career day where College Track students participated in a Zoom session with our employees. In 2021, we supported College Track’s Corporate Residency program, which paired students with Swig employee mentors.
SMART is a comprehensive eight-year program that provides low income students in San Francisco access to an exceptional education and the skills needed to thrive in college and in life. Since 2011, SMART has been deeply committed to ending the cycle of poverty in San Francisco by providing students and families financial, academic, and social emotional support, as well as college preparation and career exploration.
In 2021, the Swig Company hosted a virtual workshop for SMART students. The workshop offered an overview of the profession of property management as well as interactive group sessions, providing a fun and engaging way to educate these students.