Biography at a Glance
Ben has over 15 years of real estate finance, capital market and executive experience with over $1.2 billion in closed transactions. He has worked entirely on the ownership side of the commercial real estate business. Ben was previously VP Investment Accounting and Reporting at Sage Hospitality in Denver. His responsibilities included coordinating all corporate tax filings, partnership waterfalls, 5-year long range plan, and investor communication. Previously, Ben was Controller Development for UDR, one of the country’s largest owners of multifamily properties and a public company. At UDR he was responsible for forecasting and reporting matters related to $1.3 billion development and redevelopment program. Prior to UDR, Ben was Controller at Continental Realty Advisors (CRA), a start-up multi-family real estate fund with equity committed from a Boston hedge fund. Prior to CRA, Ben was Director Portfolio Accounting at Alliance Commercial Partners (ACP), now known as EverWest. At ACP he was responsible for all property and corporate accounting, corporate tax returns, partnership waterfalls, and investor reporting. Throughout his career he has worked on all property types with the majority of transactions in the value add space of office, retail, industrial, multi-family, hospitality and land assets.
Ben earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from University of Denver. He is a licensed CPA. Ben is a 4th generation Colorado native, current Treasurer of the Colorado Society of CPA’s and volunteers with several non-profits.
- MAcc, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
- BAcc, 2001, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver