Clift Hotel Part of the renovation includes repurposing old furniture no longer being used by the hotel.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is undergoing a large-scale renovation and JLL is managing the process. Part of the renovation includes repurposing old furniture no longer being used by the hotel.

Clift Royal Sonesta, in cooperation with JLL, has put a program in place to donate the furniture to Compass Family Services, a local organization that helps homeless and at risk families become stably housed. The pieces of furniture, which include beds, desks, chairs and armoires from 150 guest rooms, will be matched by Compass Family Services with San Francisco and East Bay families in need. In turn, this will help more than 100 local families furnish new homes, and redirect an estimated 12 tons and 400 cubic yards of useable furniture away from landfills.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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