Honoree

 

Ben Brown

Sebastian Maniscalco PhotoBen Brown is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for the commercial operations and investment activity for Brookfield’s office business in the U.S. Brookfield is the largest commercial real estate owner and operator in New York, Washington D.C., Downtown Los Angeles, Houston and Denver, and is active in San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Since joining Brookfield in 2010, Ben has held several senior roles with the firm. In his time as Head of New York, Brookfield became the city’s largest commercial landlord and expanded its Multifamily business considerably. As Head of Office Investments for Europe, Ben grew Brookfield’s London business significantly, resulting in the firm becoming the largest office landlord in the UK. He also led Brookfield’s expansion into continental Europe with the acquisition of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany.

Prior to joining Brookfield, Ben spent time in Boston, Florida and New York with the New Boston Fund, Sovereign Bank and Thor Equities.

Ben is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, and he serves on the Board of Hudson River Park Friends. He also serves on the Boards of C3, New Stand and Convene. In 2019, he made Crain’s New York Business’ 40 under 40 annual “list of rising business stars.”

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Northeastern University. He lives in Brooklyn with wife and two children.