Ben Broesamle seeks a career fostering community and sustainability by building and investing in convenient, walkable development. Ben is currently a student in the MSRE program at the University of Washington, where he was awarded the 2014 Linda Nordstrom Endowed Fellowship in Real Estate Studies in his first year, and the 2015 Rebecca J. Griego Memorial Scholarship. Ben was the finance lead for an interdisciplinary group of seven University of Washington students who put together the winning development proposal for the 2015 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Affordable Housing Challenge.
Ben is currently working for Jonathan Rose Companies in the development project management and investment practices in Seattle. Previously, Ben worked at Newmark Realty Capital from 2011 to 2014 as an Associate in the company’s Seattle office, where he underwrote over $425 million in funded loan proceeds, the Transit Oriented Development Program at Sound Transit, Puget Sound’s Regional Transportation Authority, and for JPMorgan Chase Bank. Ben completed the 2012-2013 Commercial Real Estate Certificate program at the University of Washington.
He grew up in Santa Monica, CA and is a graduate of UCLA, where he earned a BA in Geography – Urban and Regional Development Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies, and a concentration in Economics. He is the treasurer of the UW Real Estate Club, and active in the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, and the Congress for the New Urbanism and serves on the Boards of Directors of Seattle non-profits, which advocate for sustainable urban development and transportation. Ben was a founding board member and has since been the operations director and treasurer of Seattle Subway Foundation, an organization championing the expansion of rapid transit.