Hometown: Orange, CA, USA
Previous Degree: Chapman University, BS in Business Administration with Entrepreneurship Emphasis
Role Before Joining MRED+D: Digital Advisory Lead, Cushman & Wakefield
Ben believes the ripple effects of COVID-19 and the environmental impacts of climate change have placed the real estate industry at a pivotal moment in history. Now more than ever, we need to be designing smarter buildings and human-centered spaces geared towards the end-user.
Most recently, Ben has been working for Cushman & Wakefield's Digital Advisory group, where they believe buildings need to become smarter and more connected, with a focus on optimizing building performance and enhancing the occupant experience. Before C&W, he worked for CBRE in their Asset Services division, and he has also managed HOA properties.
Ben is excited to embark on this new academic journey, and he feels the timing couldn't be better to participate in the MRED+D program. He is looking forward to learning more about the financial modelling of real estate development projects and investments. And more generally, he is hopeful the MRED+D program will help deepen and broaden his real estate expertise, allowing him to become a more well-rounded and influential leader in the real estate industry.
In his free time, Ben is a big sports fan and enjoys rooting for his favorite teams. He also enjoys cooking, hiking, and seeking scenic locales with minimal signs of human activity.