Ben joined Knight Frank in March 2017 as the Joint Head of Institutional Sales, Australia with Paul Roberts based in the Sydney CBD. This role involved jointly heading up the national Institutional Sales team with a particular focus on the sale of major assets within the Sydney CBD and surrounding metropolitan areas.
Ben has 17 years experience in the property industry, commencing his career in the office valuation team at Colliers International prior to moving into the commercial agency team focusing on the sale of Institutional grade assets within the Sydney CBD including the sale of 35 Clarence Street, Sydney (~$100m).
In 2012 Ben moved from Colliers International to JLL in a similar agency role with sales completed including 10 Barrack Street, the Bushells Building, 107 Pitt Street and 16 Spring Street. In 2013 Ben joining The GPT Group as a Capital Trasactions Manager and was responsible for the acquisition and divestment of office and industrial assets across Australia. In this Capital Transactions role, Ben was involved in deals totaling $1.5bn, including the acquisition of Corner of Bourke and William Streets, Melbourne, the acquisition of a 33% interest in 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane and the divestment of The Zenith in Chatswood.
Since joining Knight Frank in 2017, Ben has been responsible for the sale of 201 Elizabeth Street ($630m), The Zenith ($438.2m), Jessie Street Centre ($415m), 52 Goulburn Street ($176m) and 72 Christie Street ($157m). In 2019 Ben was promoted to National Head of Capital Markets, which is responsible for Institutional Sales, Investment Sales, Asian Markets, Retail and Residential Project Marketing.