09: Making Affordable Housing Pencil out- Benjie Moll

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Benji Moll is the CEO and founder of Arts Urban. They've entered Boston real estate and carved out their unique market corner. The episode highlights creative capital stacks and debt financing and the relationships it takes to really find a way to create affordable housing, help people, and invest in long-term real estate assets.

Benjie founded Arx Urban in 2014 and is responsible for the c, including all acquisitions, capital markets, and investor relations activity. He previously served as Vice President of Investments at Atlas Real Estate Partners and was an Associate at JP Morgan Global Real Assets. In these roles, he oversaw a $1.5B mixed-use real estate portfolio and created the investment strategy for over 30 assets, including leasing, development, financing, and disposition.

Benjie is a frequent speaker on real estate finance and housing innovation and has completed transactions across five different crowdfunding platforms. In 2014, he was appointed to the Mayor of Boston’s SPARK Boston Council (formerly ONEin3 Council) where he consulted the City’s Innovation Housing Lab on forward-thinking financing strategies and was a 2020 Spark Impact Award Finalist for his advocacy for housing stability through innovative financing structures.

Benjie holds a BA from Tufts University, summa cum laude, and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, where he graduated as a Tuck Scholar and received the Julia Stell Award for Leadership. He currently resides in Newton with his wife, Anna, and daughters, Sophie and Janey.

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