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Ben brings a highly analytical perspective to real estate investing. He has extensive experience and expertise in wide array of commercial real estate matters with a particular focus on project feasibility, capital markets, portfolio planning, tax credits, and development.
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"Advising clients through complex real estate projects is as much about technical execution as it is synthesizing data from multiple sources to allow the client to make a fully informed decision based upon all available options."

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Family office real estate investing
Listen in as Partner Ben Smith discusses some of the mistakes to avoid when investing into real estate, what type of real estate opportunities there are for family offices, and how Plante Moran helps family offices.
Ben Smith Plante Moran REIA
Podcast April 24, 2016 36 min listen
The next frontier in the U.S. office sector
Real estate is a complex and timeā€consuming asset class that requires constant attention to a wide variety of details and ever-changing variables. This white paper covers trends that every real estate investor should be aware of.
Ben Smith Plante Moran REIA
Whitepaper November 11, 2014 10 min read