As a Project Manager, Ben combines a background in capital markets, investment analysis, and land use planning to advise clients, with a special focus on new project and entity capitalizations, investment underwriting, portfolio strategy, and large-scale land development. Ben serves a variety of stakeholders including families, corporations, colleges and universities, non-profits, and municipalities. Ben believes in the power of open communication, thoughtful questioning, and thorough process in solving the most complex problems facing owners of real assets.
Prior to Heartland, Ben worked in acquisitions for a family office and in the capital markets group at Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust where he structured over $2B in financing. Most recently, Ben served as an originator for a real estate equity crowdfunding platform based in San Francisco.
Ben graduated from Bowdoin College where he received a B.A. in Economics and Government & Legal Studies and competed in track & field. He is a licensed Real Estate broker in the State of Washington and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a board member for the Eastlake Community Council.