Associate Director, Acquisitions & Development
Ben Hester, Associate Director of Development & Acquisitions, leads SENTRE’s development efforts and is a member of the investment and transactional services team. Ben is currently leading the repositioning of several heavy value-add renovations including The Barcelona ($40,000 per unit invested) and The Warwick ($60,000 per unit invested) as well as the entitlement and development of Villea at Lake Murray; a 27- unit luxury townhome project in La Mesa, California. In addition, Ben has taken the lead on sourcing, acquiring and/or developing new residential projects in Mexico under the SENTRE Living Mexico platform.
Prior to joining SENTRE, Ben co-founded a multi-family investment company with over $30 million of assets in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He oversaw the acquisition and management of over 500 apartment units and managed several million dollars of renovation projects ranging from unit upgrades to full project repositions.
Ben graduated from Bates College where he was a member of the Varsity Men’s Rowing team. He is a licensed California Salesperson and is an active member of NAIOP.
Ben and his wife Emily, owner of JoJo’s Creamery, live in Encinitas with their two energetic dogs.