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Sotheby’s International Realty Donates 150 Homes for Impoverished Families

This week 2500 of Sotheby’s International Realty’s top brokers from across the globe joined forces to donate funds to build a new community for impoverished families in a remote part of Mexico.

Led by New Story Homes and CEO Brett Hagler, Sotheby’s International Realty donated over $1 million this week which will fully fund 150 brand new homes for families in this community. And Sotheby’s International Realty associates pledged to continue the campaign and far surpass that figure. Sotheby's International Realty brokers have a passion for homes as well as global causes, which makes this charitable effort such a good partnership.

San Francisco-based New Story, a 501c3 non-profit, has been building safe homes and transforming slums into thriving communities since their start two years ago. In that time they have funded more than 750 homes in seven communities around the developing world.

Sotheby’s International Realty is one of many companies that is passionate about harnessing the power of business for powerful social impact.

“I love when we harness the power of big business to make lasting impact on the neediest segments of our society. Real estate has massive potential for positive change among the global poor,” says Ben Briggs, the founder of the Freedom Place project, a real estate project aiming to raise $150 million to fight human trafficking.

Disclaimer: For clarity, Sotheby's International Realty is in no way affiliated with the Freedom Place project. Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty is in no way affiliated with the Freedom Place project. Each office in the Sotheby's International Realty network is independently owned and operated.

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