Washington’s First Social Purpose Real Estate Company
Seattle, Washington – April 23, 2018 – The founders of GreenWorks Realty, the nation’s first green real estate firm, announce the launch of their new venture, Beneficial Ventures (BV). BV is Washington’s first real estate Social Purpose Corporation and pending certified B Corp. Beneficial Ventures joins the ranks of more than 2000 B Corps worldwide in a growing movement of businesses committed to performing with a triple bottom line.
“We are thrilled to launch Beneficial Ventures as a certified B Corporation that gives us a platform to meet the highest standards of business practices for public good. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade is to coffee,” says co-founder, Matt Cone.
Beneficial Ventures is designed to give back to the community it serves by pledging up to 30% of commissions to sustainability projects focused on the environment and education. These projects are in partnership with the Beneficial Reinvestment Fund and partner organizations here in the Pacific Northwest.
BV has closed over $130 million worth of transactions since 2007 and their current client portfolio represents over $125M including a 40+ home eco-village and a healing retreat center.
“Some clients have worked with us for over a decade as GreenWorks Realty which was founded to provide healthier places to live, lower living expenses over time, and reduce environmental impact. Beneficial Ventures is now breaking new ground in the area of conscious capitalism for real estate,” says Beneficial Ventures co-founder Ben Kaufman.
About Beneficial Ventures
Founded in 2017, Beneficial Ventures provides commercial and residential services throughout the state of Washington. BV Commercial BV provides a breadth of services from buying to selling, and leasing income producing property including: commercial, retail, industrial, farms, office, and multifamily. BV Commercial works closely with environmentally-certified commercial properties to contextualize their value to clients. GreenWorks Realty Founded in 2002, GreenWorks Realty is the nation’s first real estate firm focused green real estate that creates more livable and sustainable communities. GreenWorks offers residential and commercial real estate services focused on green building. GreenWorks regularly works with Built Green, LEED, Energy Star and other environmental certification programs to implement creative strategies that educate consumers so that they understand the environmental impact, efficiencies and health benefits of their green home.