Cherokee has met the Standard of Excellence and is designated a Best Workplace for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research. Cherokee’s alternative commuting support includes free bus passes for employees; showers and changing rooms for those commuting by bike; its downtown headquarters location within 200 yards of the city’s main bus hub and within walking distance of dozens of amenities such as restaurants, the post office and government buildings; email alerts when air quality is poor; and an emergency ride home program is provided by Triangle Transit.
Cherokee, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is an investment company that blends capital with creativity, experience and resolve to provide superior financial, environmental and social returns for investors, partners and communities. With nearly $2 billion in assets under management, Cherokee has invested in more than 525 properties worldwide, with a strong focus on redeveloping brownfields (i.e., environmentally impaired real estate). Cherokee is responsible for the first two LEED Platinum green buildings in North Carolina and is the first investment fund member of the U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership as well as its Climate Leader Program. Most recently, the firm was recognized for its leadership in environmentally sustainable business practices with the Social Enterprise Networks of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Award.