Meet Our Agents
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Cell Phone: (941) 662-0139
Ben and his wife Lisa reside in Cape Haze together with their yellow lab Maggie. Following graduation from Florida State with a degree in accounting, Ben ignited his real estate passion in Fort Lauderdale, working with mergers and acquisitions in the health care arena. In 2000, Ben relocated to Baltimore to work and pursue his Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and Finance at Johns Hopkins University. He was employed with a national developer of multifamily housing projects, and for the nation's largest developer of mixed use, retail, office, and residential properties utilizing federal historic tax credits. He was involved in both the debt and equity components of financing and eventually was responsible for financing aspects of half the total portfolio valued at a half billion dollars.
Following graduation from Johns Hopkins and while laboring long hours in the dreary cold, Ben yearned to initiate his own real estate projects in Florida. Having resided in Naples previously and experiencing the explosive growth first hand, along with the congestion, exorbitant prices, and general problems associated with seemingly uncontrolled and ill-planned growth, he searched for alternatives. Ben evaluated a number of coastal locations for both quality of life and opportunities for real estate development and appreciation. He eventually settled on the Cape Haze Peninsula in Charlotte County.
The Cape Haze Peninsula is located roughly midway between the Fort Myers and Sarasota airports and, on a larger scale, midway between Tampa and Naples. Ben likens the area to the Naples that he knew ten years ago where land and home values, even for waterfront properties, are still reasonable and abundant. Congestion, both on the roads and on the waters, is non-existent. This is old Florida; there are plenty of golf courses, world-class fishing, and many relaxing sunsets and evenings to spend with his wife. Ben is indeed an expert on real estate values in the area, and is currently working on several development projects, some with his former professors, now friends. Other than evaluating real estate, Ben enjoys golfing or a day on the water fishing, and taking his dog Maggie to the sandbar below the Boca Grande causeway to run after an old tennis ball.