Two Santa Barbara-based real estate firms are doing their part to help Direct Relief International’s Haitian relief efforts. After a magnitude-7 earthquake struck the small island nation on Jan. 12, Goleta-based nonprofit DRI started receiving an enormous amount of aid – pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies – but had nowhere to put it.
“We already had 50,000 square feet of space, and it was all jam-packed,” said DRI’s chief financial officer Bhupi Singh. “There was no way we could fit anything else in there. After assessing the need, we realized we needed more space for the products.”
That’s where Investec and Pacifica Commercial Realty come in.