Ben is a Vice Chairman and Co-Head of CBRE Alternative Investments Practice (AIP), an industry-specific practice group focused on advising private equity firms, hedge funds, venture capital and other Alternative Investment companies on their real estate strategies in New York City and around the world.
Throughout Ben’s 20+ year career, he has represented many of the world’s top financial service firms, from infancy to global organizations, having negotiated over 1,000 transactions on their behalf. The AIP brand is known throughout the New York City real estate community for their activity, deal creativity, relationships at the highest levels, problem-solving attitudes, and fierce representation of their client’s interests.
In addition to representing groups in New York, AIP provides advisory services to firms in the Alternative Investments sector on real estate needs within their investment portfolios. Ben is able to couple CBRE’s global network of location and industry experts with his own team’s understanding of the financial ramifications, to marry real estate and investment strategies.
Ben is recognized industry wide as a market expert. Throughout his almost 20 years with CBRE, he has distinguished himself by developing enviable personal and professional relationships with many of the world’s most prestigious financial services companies. He is consistently recognized as one of CBRE’s top producers globally and is looked to for his insights, having done several podcasts (Hidden Forces, Duke Long, ThriveLOUD) and been quoted in the WSJ, NY Post, New York Times, and many leading industry publications.
The best part of Ben’s job is that he’s constantly meeting amazing people and collaborating with them on exciting projects.
Along with a passion for real estate, Ben has an equally passionate commitment to the UJA Federation and other philanthropic causes. He is also a husband, father of three (Samantha, Jacob, Rebecca), a hoops player, a movie/TV/podcast enthusiast—and is trying to optimize daily.