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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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Tax reform still allows 1031 exchanges to defer gains on real estate sales

Changes to the U.S. tax code spared a popular — and effective — strategy for tax deferral, a 1031 like-kind exchange. Real estate investors will need a strategy to take full advantage of the program.

Ben Smith Plante Moran REIA
Article March 09, 2018 5 min read
New Year sentiments about real estate investment

In Plante Moran REIA's new report, investors will learn more about the market’s outlook for real estate investment, factors affecting their returns, and strategies for improving cash flow.

John Foss Plante Moran REIA
Article January 18, 2018 4 min read