Ben joined BRIDGE in 2004 under a two-year fellowship honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of BRIDGE founder Don Terner. When the fellowship ended, BRIDGE hired Ben as a Project Manager, where he oversaw the development of a number of high-profile, award-winning projects. Among them: Ironhorse at Central Station, the affordable component of a major land-use effort in West Oakland; Trestle Glen, a transit-oriented, family property with a child care center in San Mateo County; and Alta Torre, an affordable senior community in a masterplanned, mixed-use development in Palo Alto.
In January 2010, through a special program under which he remained a BRIDGE employee, Ben was assigned to serve as Senior Advisor to then Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs Carol Galante (former BRIDGE President & CEO and current Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing at HUD).
“We’re thrilled to congratulate Ben on his recent appointment,” said Cynthia A. Parker, BRIDGE President & CEO. “His accomplishments speak for themselves—he brings a great deal of talent, experience and commitment to the table.”