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Real Estate Company Provides Clients an Avenue to Support Orca Recovery Through Home Purchase

Beneficial Ventures, Seattle, Normandy Park, Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, The Cloudbase Foundation
Credit: David Suzuki

Beneficial Ventures (BV), Washington’s first full-service real estate B-Corporation, is comprised of a team of experienced real estate and communications professionals committed to doing business focused on the triple bottom line – they aim to address the financial, social and environmental issues facing the community through donating a portion of the proceeds from each transaction to a non-profit organization. “Our clients, agents, and investors understand that investment in community pays benefits in the long-run,’ says Rebecca Sayre, BV real estate broker. Beneficial Ventures donates a portion of the proceeds from each real estate transaction to a non-profit that benefits people and the planet.

Seattle residents, Emma and Brandon Milner recently invested in a property in Normandy Park. The transaction took place around the time that the female orca, Tahlequah, also known as J-35, was in the midst of her tragic 17-day procession of grief through Puget Sound carrying her dead calf, who lived just thirty minutes before dying, atop her head. “We wanted a portion of the commission from the purchase of our home to go to an impactful organization committed to protecting and recovering our imperiled Southern Resident orca. Restoring access to Chinook salmon habitat is critical to ensuring the Southern Residents get the food they need to survive,” stated Emma Milner. “I want our child to live in a healthy and thriving Pacific Northwest – and that includes orca and salmon.” Joseph Bogaard, executive director of the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition: “Save Our wild Salmon is very grateful for the generosity of Beneficial Ventures and the Milners. We’re focused on recovering the imperiled Northwest salmon populations that critically endangered orca depend upon by restoring and reconnecting the resilient rivers and healthy habitats they need. Protecting both of these iconic species demands an “all hands on deck” response by the people of our region, so this type of generosity and commitment is especially gratifying.” The Orca Task Force delivered its 2018 recommendations to Governor Inslee on Nov. 16. Now the Governor and state legislators must act. Washington State residents can submit comments to Governor Inslee’s office. Ask the Governor to move forward aggressively and urgently to fully fund and implement the Task Force recommendations. A link to the Orca Task Force’s recently released recommendations can be found here. Beneficial Ventures’ recent transactions, which include residential and commercial sales, as well as innovative deals that prioritize land conservation, have supported Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, The Cloudbase Foundation, Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Forterra NW, Stewardship Partners, and Washington Kids in Transition.

About Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition
SOS is a coalition of northwest and national conservation organizations, recreational and commercial fishing associations, clean energy and orca advocates, businesses and citizens committed to protecting and restoring abundant, self-sustaining fishable populations of salmon and steelhead to the Columbia-Snake River Basin for the benefit of people and ecosystems.
The Columbia-Snake River Basin was once the most prolific salmon landscape on the planet – experiencing returns of adult wild salmon and steelhead exceeding 16 million fish annually. Today, however, due mainly to the scores of large dams built on the Columbia and

Snake Rivers last century, populations have plummeted. Thirteen populations are listed under the Endangered Species Act. All four remaining salmon and steelhead populations in the Snake River Basin are at risk of extinction. More information at www.wildsalmon.org

About Beneficial Ventures
Beneficial Ventures is Washington’s first full-service social purpose real estate company. We provide a full-suite of brokerage services including commercial, residential and land. We are committed to giving back to the communities that we serve. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable agents is ready to help you do good with your next real estate transaction. Please contact us to learn more. Additional info at www.beneficialventures.com