Senior Vice President, Market Research and Analytics, Fortress Real Developments. Fifteen years of real estate research experience.
Ben has nearly 15 years of real estate research experience, starting his career as a Research Associate tracking the Dallas-Fort Worth new housing market, to most recently acting as Executive Vice President of Toronto’s leading condominium market research firm. During his career, Ben has worked on consulting reports for Canada’s largest low-rise home builder, Toronto’s biggest high-rise developer, and the nation’s tallest residential tower. As a noted housing market expert, Ben has given presentations for BILD, OHBA, and Canada’s major banks, met with mortgage insurers and government agencies to discuss the condominium market, been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Toronto Star and Financial Post, and has appearing on Global, CTV and CP24 discussing new housing activity. He co-authored the most comprehensive report on Toronto condominium investor activity in partnership with The Altus Group, in addition to providing data and content to Brian Persaud’s Investing in Condominiums how-to book.
Since joining Fortress, Ben was named one of the keynote speakers at the ULI Emerging Trends event, presented at MCAP’s breakfast seminar series, appeared live on the Sun News network, and has written regularly for the Toronto Sun, the New Condo Guide, Renx.ca, BuzzBuzzHome.ca and for the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN). Ben and Fortress’ Market Manuscript reports have been featured in the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press, BNN, MoneySense magazine, and Ontario Homebuilder magazine.
Ben is a licensed Mortgage Broker with Centro Mortgage Inc. and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also studied real estate finance at MIT in Boston.
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