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In 2007, Ben expanded his knowledge of the real estate industry working for MK Equities, a high-rise office building property management, leasing and development company in San Francisco, CA. During his time with the company he assisted in the marketing and development of The Montgomery, a $70 million historic office building conversion into a 107-unit contemporary condominium complex.
Later in 2007, Ben joined Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage investment firm. From 2007-2011, he participated in the sale of $50,000,000 and 500,000 square feet of shopping center sales. Ben specialized in business development, financial underwriting, marketing and deal negotiation.
Ben transitioned out of commercial real estate and entered the residential real estate brokerage business as a leasing and sales agent for a boutique property management company in August 2011. From August 2011 through September 2013 Ben closed more than 200 leases & approximately 35 sales transactions. He was promoted to Leasing Director in November 2011 and managed a team that successfully closed nearly 500 transactions between November 2011 and September 2013.
In September 2013, Ben founded E & G Real Estate Services out of a bedroom in his home. In 2014, he opened an office near the Biltmore and has grown the company year over year. Effective 2019, E & G manages approximately $100,000,000 in real estate assets with 15 full-time employees.
Ben is a graduate from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University in 2008 with a major in Communication and minor in Religious Studies. Ben is married to his wonderful wife, Sasha, who allowed for the company to be run out of the house during its first year of operation. They have one rescue dog, named Riley.
Ben claims his greatest charitable contribution was the development of the Valley Eruv Project. The Valley Eruv Project was completed in 2013 and is the third largest of over 150 eruvim in the United States. The project took 5 years to complete from conception to completion. The boundaries of the project encompass 40 square miles and required coordination and permitting approval from the City of Phoenix, City of Scottsdale, Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona Department of Transportation, Salt River Project, Central Arizona Project, Salt River Maricopa Pima Indian Community, Maricopa County Flood Control, the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club and the Wrigley Mansion.
2019: Sun Devil 100 Recipient – #TBD fastest growing ASU Alumni owned company
2018: Sun Devil 100 Recipient – #3 fastest growing ASU Alumni owned company
2017-Present: CLAS (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU) Dean’s Council Member
2016-2019: 4 Years in a Row Ranked Top 25 Property Management Companies in Phoenix (Expertise.com)
2018-2019: EO, Board of Directors
2019-2020: President-Elect, EO Accelerator
2018-2019: Early Stage Advisor to Darwin Homes (Real Estate Technology Start-Up)
2019: Jewish Federation, Cy Clark Young Leadership Award Recipient
2017-Present: Jewish Federation, Board of Directors Member
2017-2018: Phoenix Yeshiva High School, Building Committee Member
2017: The Phoenix Community Kollel, The Q Committee Member
2008-2013: Valley Eruv Project, Co-Chair