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La Jolla Real Estate Agent Partners with Innovative Non-Profit
A recent partnership between local non-profit Benefunder and Pacific Sotheby’s Amber Anderson & Associates look to change the face of philanthropic giving.
On most days, cutting edge scientific innovation and luxury real estate are about as homogenous as a peanut butter and tuna fish sandwich. These seemingly inconsistent industries are tied together in what is positioned to be an influential movement in San Diego. On February 6, 2014 the principles from both groups teamed up to launch Benefunder’s unique concept to the market at a luxurious estate located at 1660 Torrey Pines Road.
Despite less than favorable weather conditions, over 75 attendees braved the A-typical Southern Californian down pour to be part of the first Benefunder Innovation Showcase. The inaugural event featured a local UCSD researcher, Dr. Todd Coleman, whose work focuses on “Wearable Smart Skin Sensors and Cloud Analytics”, which have numerous and far reaching medical applications, from monitoring the fetal heart rate of newborns, to reducing time in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).
Benefunder is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Christian Braemer and Co-founder and Academic Advisor Gert Lanckriet. Braemer believes that, “University research has come under a considerable funding squeeze that threatens the future competitiveness of this country. Individual philanthropy has the potential to make a significant impact on future innovations and commercialization that will support the future outlook of nearly every aspect of our everyday lives including the economy, therapies & cures, humanities, and new technologies to name a few”. In short, BeneFunder wants to do its part by facilitating access between donors and researchers and create a marketplace to efficiently direct funds to specific research causes. This notion of premeditated and personalized philanthropy, versus the tried, tested and true methods has gained traction with traditional wealth managers, and individual donors alike.
Where’s the connection between the worlds most recognized luxury real estate brand Sotheby’s and Benefunder? Anderson has said “as a team we felt that participating in this series of events is an honorable cause, worthy of our collective attention. In process we are able to expose our luxury estates to right demographic of quailed individuals in a simple, yet powerful fashion. Originality and creativity is what truly sets us apart”.
The private, invite only showcase events will be held monthly throughout San Diego County at luxurious estates.
About the Property
Set back the hands of time and prepare to enter a sea-side La Jolla estate that has a rich and nostalgic past. An architect’s dream, this California casual home seamlessly blends old world charm and modern flair. With only a handful of truly significant estates located on the Southern California coastline, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty looks to expose a global audience to this unique offering.
This spectacular estate previously owned by a celebrated local philanthropist and political journalist Harle Montgomery, whose career accolades include interviewing former, US Presidents John F. Kennedy & Richard Nixon along with a wide array of foreign dignitaries. If these walls could speak, 1660 Torrey Pines would share a history as old as La Jolla itself. The owner’s cosmopolitan lifestyle is definitely reflected in the property with a magnificent entry way flanked by remarkable hand carved columns from the Swat region of India, all leading to century’s old door acquired from a monastery in Nepal. Gazing out towards the rolling waves of the Pacific through magnificent reclaimed windows from the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, will surely elicit pure tranquility.
Exclusive marketing channels and a robust global media strategy make Sotheby’s International Realty the perfect vehicle to showcase such an exquisite estate. Partnerships with the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC and many others insure that local properties have unrivaled access to qualified buyers around the world.
To promote the new offering, the company has included their top agent, Amber Anderson, an expert negotiator and global marketing powerhouse, who has recently sold two of San Diego country’s largest ocean front homes. Amber looks to showcase this spectacular property to a local and global audience.
For more information, contact Amber Anderson at 619-840-3400
Amber’s years of industry experience and knowledge base make her highly sought after. With a client list that includes fortune 500 corporate executives, professional athletes and numerous institutional investors, Amber has distinguished herself as an elite broker in San Diego County. Amber consistently delivers a higher standard of service, from her background in specialized financing, to her cutting edge marketing techniques of luxury residential properties.
Over the last three years Amber has sold some of most extraordinary oceanfront properties along the San Diego coastline. This success can be attributed to her expert knowledge of the coastal market and her ability to attract qualified buyers through the vast Sotheby’s network.
Amber has spent the better part of 20 years in San Diego, she is able to provide a great understanding of what “America’s Finest City” is all about. She enjoys traveling the globe and exposing her exceptional inventory of luxury properties to the Buyers of the World! Amber has sold and leased property all across San Diego County including Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach, Pacific Beach, Crown Point, North Park, Rancho Bernardo, Talmadge, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, La Costa Meadows, Downtown, and many more.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s goal is to have our exceptional properties reach an international audience, and the lifestyles that attract our clients to them.
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