Ben has been active in commercial real estate since 2004. He is responsible for setting the strategic objectives of the firm and executing on investment and development activities for the firm. Ben has been involved in transactions totaling in excess of $2B and has been directly responsible for acquiring or developing over $750MM of industrial real estate.
Prior to joining Biynah, Ben was a Principal and owner of WPT Capital Advisors and Head of Investments for the East Region for WPT Industrial REIT. He was instrumental in developing investment strategies to both WPT Industrial REIT and its private capital business. Ben held several leadership positions at WPT and was a member of WPT’s Investment Committee. Ben was involved in a successful IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange and has significant public markets experience. In addition to establishing the investment strategies of WPT and executing on acquisitions, dispositions, and development of industrial real estate, Ben has significant experience in deal structuring, debt and equity procurement, real estate operations and leasing, and project underwriting. Ben is active in NAIOP and sits on the NAIOP Industrial Acquisitions II National Forum and was recognized in 2007 as a NAIOP National Developing Leader.
Ben received his B.A. in Real Estate Finance from the University of St. Thomas.