With a sometimes conflicting educational background of UCLA undergrad and a USC MBA, Ben is a true believer in the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Ben is also an LA native—often a rare thing these days—and brings a creative mind and a consultative approach to real estate advisory, with a focus on facilities operations, financial modeling, and site assessment with experience across a wide range of companies and real estate investors.
In 2008, Ben founded Jones Lang LaSalle’s global Cleantech Practice Group, which focused on representing renewable energy and clean technology companies in addressing their real estate needs. This only fueled his passion to explore the nexus of energy and real estate, coming to the belief that increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings is one of the most powerful tools to create a truly sustainable society.
He is a recipient of Jones Lang LaSalle’s distinctive Da Vinci Award for Innovation and CoStar’s Power Broker designation in the Los Angeles market, and until recently served as the Managing Director for the LA Better Buildings Challenge, helping to launch the program in 2011 and growing participation to over 55M square feet of commercial buildings.