Ben Leonard - REALTOR ®
Ben Alan Leonard is currently serving as a Broker Associate with Metrowest Real Estate Services. He has invested, worked and lingered in the Real Estate field for many years.
Previous to working with Metrowest, he was a National Portfolio Asset Manager for Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) stationed in Denver, Colorado. AIMCO was, at that time, the largest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the nation. Ben was responsible for all operational aspects for 52 multi-family complexes and high-rise office buildings located throughout 24 states across America.
Preceding his chapter with AIMCO, Ben served as a Senior Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisor for Wayne Duddleston, (a long-time commercial developer) at Duddlesten Investment & Development Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, Ben’s childhood home.
And finally, Ben began his real estate career as a Broker Associate with Metro Brokers in Brighton, Colorado.
Some of Ben’s major achievements in business include his service as an Investment Advisor in the acquisition of multi-family properties, high rise office buildings and undeveloped land with a total value of approximately $51 million dollars, Serving as Asset Manager for forty-two, Section 8, multi-family properties across the United States. Writing and winning funding of $1 million for Drug and Alcohol prevention and education for programs and activities assisting families living in Section 8 multi-family communities.
Ben believes strongly in education and has always believed he needed to learn more in life, therefore, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree from University of Denver. Along the way he also earned a Real Estate Broker’s license in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, and an Appraisers license in Colorado.
Ben believes that his past volunteer activities have influenced him more than any other aspect of his life. He volunteered as a counselor at Westminster Shelter Care for Abused and Neglected Youth, The Boys and Girls Club of Denver, Outward Bound School, Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation and received the United to Serve - Diamond Award; for “outstanding service toward the betterment of our country” from the United to Serve America Foundation. He also served as a Director of Programs and Vestry member at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church as well as Alumni President at the University of Denver. Ben is a past and/or current member of Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Texas Tech University and Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association
Ben has competed in over 100 - 10k foot races, half marathons and triathlons across 7 states. Lastly, Ben says he is excited about the wonderful changes/improvements that have been made in the Real Estate field and continues to serve community friends and associates by assisting them in finding and fulfilling their dreams.