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Real Estate Investor Growth Network Podcast

Jun 5, 2023

Adults with Autism Communities


This is such a special episode with Jen's good friend, Maria Zondervan. Real estate investors can sometimes get a reputation as greedy, money-hungry tyrants. Maria is the complete polar opposite of this description.


Maria is the founder of Valhalla Villas, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing and independent living services for autistic adults. She offers investment opportunities in these communities for anyone seeking "forever hold" assets that they can pass on to their heirs, particularly beneficial to special needs parents who wish to ensure the financial security of their children. It's peace of mind for families to know their child will never have to worry about finances, even after they are gone.


This episode is full of all the feels! Hit play now, it just may change you...


Maria is a highly accomplished wildlife biologist, CEO, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. After obtaining a master’s degree, she embarked on a career as a Wildlife Biologist saving endangered species & restoring critical habitats, all while also investing in real estate. Along with her husband, Maria built two successful Massage Envy clinics that employ over 75 people and generate over $2.5 million in business annually.


Maria left her biology career after a 26-year tenure to focus on securing a financially stable future for her autistic son through commercial real estate investing. She specializes in recession-resistant assets, such as affordable housing, long-term holds, and value-add apartments that help investors grow their net worth. Through her company, Blue Vikings Capital LLC, Maria helps investors achieve consistent annual returns of 12% or more.


Maria's accomplishments demonstrate that financial gain is not the only measure of success; making a positive impact on the world around us is equally important.


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Website: (non-profit)


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