Ben is proud to say that Portland has always been his home. He has been involved in the real estate business most of his life, working closely with his family and the company his parents started in their basement — Willamette Realty Group.
After graduating from Parkrose High School in 1992, Ben received a Track & Field scholarship to the University of Oregon where he studied Sociology and History. While at the University of Oregon, Ben was 6-time PAC-10 finalist, 2-time All-PAC-10 Team, PAC-10 Runner-up, qualified for the NCAA Championships and provisionally qualified for the US Olympic Trials in his specialty, the 1,500 meter run. Ben Later ran professionally and was mentored by legendary coaches Bill Dellinger, Dick Brown and Alberto Salazar.
Many local, regional and national media outlets call on Ben and his wife Heidi when they are doing a story on the Portland Real Estate Market. In the past several years, Ben & Heidi have been quoted in the following publications: The Oregonian, Portland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Post as well as the Portland, Seattle and Phoenix Business Journals.
Ben has also been featured on TV with interviews on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ & ‘What You Get For the Money’, FOX 12’s ‘Good Day Oregon’ and KGW’s ‘Your Money, Your Business.’
Additionally, Ben & Heidi’s Pearl District condo was featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunter’s.