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.
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 International Realty 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 the process we are able to expose our luxury estates to the right demographic of qualified 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 AMBER ANDERSON
Since joining one of the world's most trusted brands, Sotheby's International Realty ®, Amber has had the opportunity to work at many levels amongst a boutique, and global network of real estate professionals. 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 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 significant ocean front 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. As the young member Vice President of FIABCI, the international real estate federation, Amber's extended network is comprised of over 5,550 real estate professionals, spanning across 60 countries. Her involvement over the past 5 years has further developed her ability to successfully market luxury properties to a wider global audience. Amber is continually leveraging this valuable affiliation by implementing the best practices of top tier global agents, all to the benefit of her clientèle. Having spent over the last 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, Tallmadge, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, La Costa Meadows, Downtown, and many more. http://amberanderson.pacificsothebysrealty.com/eng/details