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Ben is a real estate investor operating predominantly in the western suburbs of Chicago. His primary strategy is to fix-and-rent residential properties in working class neighborhoods, including condos, single family homes, and apartment buildings. He has been a landlord since 2005 and left his neurosurgery sales position at the end of 2013 to pursue his passion full-time.
Ben typically purchases properties using financing from a combination of hard money and private lenders, then works with community banks and securitized commercial lenders to refinance into a lower rate.
He has been interviewed by CNBC and the Chicago Tribune, and he has been a featured guest on the Bigger Pockets Podcast, the Freedom Real Estate Investing Podcast, the Best Ever Real Estate Podcast, and Target Market Insights with John Casmon.
He is the former President of the Chicago Area REIA, the largest non-profit REIA in the state of IL, stepping down to travel the country with his family. He’s also the owner of Apex Landlord Services, LLC, founded to help others grow and improve their real estate portfolio.
Ben lives outside of Chicago with his wife and 4 young children. He enjoys water skiing, motorcycle racing, and traveling with his family.