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Benjie founded Arx Urban in 2014 and is responsible for the overall strategy of the company including all acquisitions, capital markets and investor relations activity. He previously served as Vice President of Investments at Atlas Real Estate Partners and was an Associate at JP Morgan Global Real Assets. In these roles he oversaw a $1.5B mixed-use real estate portfolio and created the investment strategy for over 30 assets including leasing, development, financing and disposition. Benjie is a frequent speaker on real estate finance and housing innovation and has completed transactions across five different crowdfunding platforms. In 2014, he was appointed to the Mayor of Boston’s SPARK Boston Council (formerly ONEin3 Council) where he consulted the City’s Innovation Housing Lab on forward-thinking financing strategies and was a 2020 Spark Impact Award Finalist for his advocacy for housing stability through innovative financing structures. Benjie holds a BA from Tufts University, summa cum laude, and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business where he graduated as a Tuck Scholar and received the Julia Stell Award for Leadership. He currently resides in Newton with his wife Anna and daughters, Sophie and Janey.
Danny joined Arx Urban in 2014 and is responsible for asset management, construction management and community relations. At his previous role in the UBS Alternative Investments Group, he was responsible for raising over $800M for real estate, private equity and hedge funds. In this position, Danny developed and implemented asset allocation strategies for clients and completed due diligence on numerous real estate and private equity transactions. In 2016, Danny received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Boston Police Department for his work repositioning several problem properties. He is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of construction and holds an unrestricted construction supervisors license. He is also an executive board member of the Bay Village Neighborhood Association and a licensed real estate agent. He holds a BA from Tufts University, where he was captain of the golf team and a 2-time collegiate champion. He currently resides in Boston’s Bay Village with his wife Marina and daughter Maddie.
Vanessa joined Arx Urban in 2022 and currently serves as the Director of Accounting and Operations where she oversees accounting, financial and investor reporting, tax compliance and IT. Prior to joining Arx Urban, Vanessa worked at The Davis Companies where she was responsible for overseeing accounting and reporting for internally managed and third party managed assets. She also held several roles at Ernst & Young where she managed real estate fund accounting, reporting and taxation. Vanessa is a NAIOP Certified Professional in Commercial Real Estate and holds an MS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.
Peter joined Arx Urban in 2016 and is responsible for acquisitions, development, capital markets and asset management. In 2018, he was appointed to the Mayor of Boston’s SPARK Boston Council and is a proponent of housing innovation serving as a consultant for the online community engagement platform, coUrbanize. Peter holds a BA from Tufts University, magna cum laude, where he studied political science and finance, founded the Tufts Real Estate Society and sat on the Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee for the Tufts University Endowment. Peter currently lives in Somerville and is an avid runner.
Adam joined Arx Urban in 2021 and is responsible for supporting asset management and construction management. In his previous role at Lincoln Property Company, he was responsible for property management, maintenance and leasing, where he was an eight-time Top Leaser. Adam holds a BS in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology where he was the President of the Energy and Sustainability Club. Additionally, he is currently pursuing an MS in Construction Management at Wentworth. Adam is a licensed real estate agent and currently resides in Chelsea where he loves playing basketball.
Jonathan joined Arx Urban in 2016 after serving as Babson College's Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary to the Board of Trustees and as a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to Babson, Jonathan was a partner at the national law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Education Group. Jonathan is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in History from Harpur College, SUNY at Binghamton. Jonathan’s outside affiliations have included the Boston Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the New England Council of Counsels and the Harpur College Alumni National Law Advisory Council. Jonathan has lectured extensively on crisis management, risk management and workplace violence issues. In 2015, he was named an In-House Leader by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House.
Repurposing underutilized sites through permitting and collaboration.
Investing in properties that are undermanaged or for future redevelopment.
Maximizing impact through rigorous oversight and tenant input.
Consulting ventures on financing, development, entitlement or disposition.
Farmers, Not Hunters
Long term relationships are paramount. We don't care about the short term.
Accessible & Simple
Real estate development should be transparent for all stakeholders.
A generational focus ensures robust community involvement.
We employ tech to streamline and automate operations.
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