Clients, employees, vendors and partners know that Ben cares deeply about people and their lives and livelihoods. A job well done for our clients provides satisfaction and opportunity for a whole network of like-minded caring people.
Ben jumped into Real Estate from the technology world in 2003. He started as an assistant and project manager, mentored by mom, Sue. Many hundreds of transactions later, Ben has been leading the strategic direction and hiring of the team since 2015.
Ben was born in Lafayette, raised in Orinda, and currently lives in Moraga with his wife and three children. Ben has worked since he was 14 in a variety of jobs. First, picking up balls at the Moraga Country Club driving range, then in construction and tile setting, then managing a small carwash in Santa Barbara in college. After working at Goleta National bank his senior year, Ben was hired into the tech and Internet world right out of college. He holds a BA in Business/Economics from UC Santa Barbara. Ben has been a volunteer coach for Moraga Baseball, and donates time to several local community groups, including Moraga Citizens network, Viva Moraga! and Moraga Rotary.
Ben also enjoys cycling, playing adult league softball, tennis and golf (when time permits).
In addition to being a licensed agent, Ben holds several other designations including:
- Certified Residential Specialist – Rigorous additional classes and production requirements
- EcoBroker and Certified Green Building Professional – Knowledge on how to make buildings safer & more efficient.
- Certified Distressed Property Expert – How to deal with banks in a short sale or foreclosure.
- ePro – Best practices for marketing using email, Internet, and social media.