Hi Terry

Dear Terry,

You’re probably not accustom to receiving a random seed packet with a website attached. At least we hope you haven’t, because we were going for originality.

We know that there has been a lot going on for you and are the cause for some of that in your life. We are sorry to have caused extra strain in your life and if you don’t want to hear from us again we will understand. We do really appreciate you and found your philosophy on life, investing, and community a rare glimmer of hope and inspiration.

As you know this has been a year of introspection and self-awareness for us. It was at the beginning of the year when we faced the hard truth that we had no connection with the company we had built, were not making the impact that we had envisioned, and were not able to keep things going financially. We knew we needed to make a change no matter how hard the path would be to do so.

With a smaller team and less chaos now that we are several months out of getting out of property management, our focus is clearer than ever: We want to use real estate as a catalyst for sustainable change.

From our work around the globe on international development projects we know that the best way to build community and begin a dialogue is to break bread with people. We are also firm believers that a sustainable future is a flavorful future. That’s why we have decided to partner with creative local chefs and winemakers to host intimate dinner experiences.

To celebrate the changing of seasons we have partnered with two of our favorite chefs in Portland—Mona and Jaret from Tournant. We are inviting a guest list of folks from around the Pacific Northwest—some that are old friends and some that we don’t know personally but greatly admire their work. That’s why we want to extend the invitation to you as well.

We hope to see you there!

Kind Regards,

Neal & Alissa Collins


(503) 927-6085


PS - Those sunflower seeds you received came from our garden this year. Plant them in the late spring, add water and enjoy!