Ben is a member of the Advisory & Transaction service group in CBRE’s Charlotte office. Also as a member of CBRE’s Data Center Solutions group, Ben collaborates with a global network of CBRE teammates who continually refine their business strategies and processes to better serve owners and users of data centers, colocation facilities, and other communications infrastructure.
Ben has established himself as the leading data center brokerage professional in the Carolinas. Since 2010 Ben has held a majority market share of all brokered data center transactions in North Carolina. Ben also serves as a Board member for the 7x24 Carolinas Chapter and actively participates in many other IT industry associations.
Prior to focusing on the data center industry Ben had a multi-disciplined brokerage practice offering landlord and tenant representation to office and industrial owners and occupants. Before entering the brokerage business Ben underwrote, closed, and securitized loans on single-tenant net-leased properties for First Union Capital Markets.
Ben lives with his wife and three children in Charlotte, NC. In his free time Ben enjoys golf, skiing, running and being active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.
Financial Services Client – A financial services firm was seeking space for wholesale colocation in an area where none existed. Numerous options were evaluated including new construction, existing office and industrial spaces, and retail collocation providers. Ultimately, CBRE was able to assist them in selecting an established retail colocation provider to build and operate a dedicated data center.
Entertainment Client – The client was in search of land on which to locate their corporate enterprise data center. After considering numerous other regions across the country, they decided to focus on the Charlotte area. CBRE helped them evaluate infrastructure availability, incentives, and the total cost of occupancy.
High Rise Office Building – Strategically located in the heart of the Charlotte CBD, this 215,000 SF office building was redeveloped three years prior to CBRE’s involvement. After securing transactions that increased the building’s occupancy from 5% to 95%, CBRE was able to successfully sell the building for the owner. Currently, this building is one of the city’s premier corporate office spaces.
Industrial Business Park – This 138,000 SF industrial flex facility is located in Mooresville, NC and was left with an 110,000 SF vacancy following the departure of Lowe’s Home Improvement. To date, CBRE has been responsible for leasing 70,000 SF of the vacancy.
- Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors
- North Carolina Real Estate License
- South Carolina Real Estate License
- 7X24 Carolinas Chapter Board Member
- Virginia Tech, B.S. in Property Management
- Duke Energy
- Wendy’s International
- DCI Tech Holdings
- Peak 10
- Server Farm Realty
- RBS Citizens Bank
- Sentinel Data Centers