As Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner, Ben manages the daily operations of Clearview Investments and also shapes and executes the Firm's strategic initiatives and investment strategies. Ben is also responsible for sourcing, valuing, conducting due diligence, negotiating, and structuring new real estate investment opportunities. He brings to Clearview a diverse investment background in real estate, private equity, public equities, and bonds as well as substantial experience in cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, and M&A advisory.
Prior to joining Clearview, Benjamin worked in mergers and acquisitions, most recently as an investor in and the Director of Corporate Development of Ennis-Flint, the world’s largest manufacturer of traffic safety products and systems. At Ennis, Benjamin was responsible for directing Ennis’ acquisition processes and deal teams for a number of acquisitions around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, and Australia. In addition, Benjamin led cross-border, cross-functional teams to negotiate and structure joint ventures in Turkey, India, Thailand, and China. He also conducted site selection processes for new plants to be constructed in Turkey and Canada.
Benjamin’s previous experience also includes work as an M&A investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. in Richmond, Virginia and at J.P. Morgan in London, United Kingdom.
Benjamin earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; an M.A. in International Studies from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies (a joint degree program between The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences); an M.S. in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a B.A., cum laude, in History from Harvard College.