Founder & Managing Principal
Benjie is the Founder and Managing Principal of Arx Urban, a Boston-based real estate operator focused on the development and preservation of workforce and affordable housing. The firm has used its socially-minded, technology-enabled and forward-thinking approach to acquire and develop 18 multifamily and mixed-use projects throughout Greater Boston valued at more than $300mm since 2014.
Prior to founding the firm, Benjie 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 innovation and has completed transactions across five different crowdfunding platforms. In 2014, he was appointed to the Mayor of Boston’s One in Three Council where he consulted the City’s Innovation Housing Lab on forward-thinking financing strategies. 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 Boston’s Bay Village with his wife Anna and daughters, Sophie and Janey.