Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Real Estate and Urban Analysis and Marketing from The Ohio State University.
Ben has 25 years of private equity / real estate investment experience and seven years of venture capital experience. He has raised and successfully deployed over $300 million of equity capital into real estate and startups/ early-stage companies.
Ben was most recently a partner at Core Real Estate Capital, a private equity firm specializing in U.S.-based real estate investments. The platform enabled investment partners to participate in the ownership of institutional quality real estate investments that were traditionally out of the reach of non-institutional investors. Ben helped build the company from $75 million of assets under management in 2009 to well over $1 Billion in 2020. The assets included multifamily, medical office, senior housing, and hospitality sectors across 15 states.
On the venture capital side, his primary focus has been to seek out disruptive technologies in the hands of exceptional entrepreneurs that want to build the next great company and make the world a better place. He has made 19 venture capital investments to date with one successful exit.
Ben currently is a Member of the Board of Directors for several other growing companies and non-profits including ClientPoint, an early stage B2B SaaS company based in California , Birchwood Health Care Partners, a Chicago based investment firm focused on the seniors healthcare industry, and has held a board seat at The Ohio State University HIllel since 2006.