Boxwood Means, LLC, a leading provider of property valuations and data analytics in the U.S. small-cap commercial real estate market, is pleased to announce that it is pledging a percentage of its SmallBalance.com revenues to environmental causes.
Boxwood is committed to the efforts of nonprofits to protect and sustain the earth for future generations. Climate change is a particular concern because of its damaging effects on the environment and communities throughout the world.
As a result, the firm is pledging $1.00 to environmental causes from every property valuation order received from clients on SmallBalance.com.
SmallBalance.com is Boxwood's online platform where over 150 commercial banks, nonbank lenders, mortgage brokers and investors order evaluations and appraisals of small commercial real estate properties nationwide. Clients use Boxwood's property valuations for originating loans, as well as for loan extensions and renewals, credit reviews and portfolio monitoring.
"Our firm was founded 13 years ago and, as a team, we're extremely proud to be in a position to support this environmental giving program," said Randy Fuchs, a Boxwood principal and co-founder. "Naturally our commitment to delivering high-quality service to clients remains our top priority, but this initiative adds new meaning to the work we do."
Boxwood has selected 10 "blue-chip" organizations for donations on an equitable basis including The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Earth, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resource Defense Council and the Rainforest Alliance, among others. Donations will be made on a continual basis throughout the year.
"We all feel a responsibility for giving back," said David Colonna, Boxwood's sales director. "And we trust that our clients will appreciate the modest role and responsibility that we've undertaken in support of sustaining the globe for future generations."