The Laramar Group, a leading national real estate investment and property management company, has promoted Benjamin Slad to Senior Vice President of Investments. He is based in the company’s Chicago office.
Mr. Slad joined The Laramar Group in 2004 and, in recent years, has been responsible for acquisitions, portfolio management, dispositions, asset management, and investor relations. In two previous investment leadership roles, he was instrumental in sourcing potential investments for the company’s Urban Neighborhood Fund Series and assisting with the company’s expansion into the Minneapolis market as well as other Midwest markets. Over his 17-year tenure with the company, he has been involved in completing transactions totaling more than 18,000 multifamily units with a market value of $1.8 billion.
In the new position, Mr. Slad also will also be responsible for the company’s entry into Medical Office and Life Sciences properties through Laramar Medical Real Estate Fund I.
“Benjamin Slad has been an instrumental part of the company’s investment team and a leader in identifying opportunities for growth in our platform,” said Bennett Neuman, Chief Investment Officer of Laramar. “His drive and market insights are invaluable as we continue our strategic market expansion in select markets across the country.”
Prior to joining Laramar, Mr. Slad was a project coordinator at Imperial Realty Co. in Chicago where he oversaw asset management and financial analysis.
He has a B.A. degree and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois. He also has an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of Illinois.
The current footprint of Laramar’s portfolio includes more than 150 multi-family communities in over 20 markets from coast to coast. The company has corporate offices in Chicago, and Denver, with over 400 employees between the corporate offices and the field.