2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
Through his vast intellect, shrewd judgement and analytical skill set, Ivory has created an indispensable role within the firm. He is literally Meridian's acquisition and capital engine room.
In addition to being a key contributor to Meridian's bottom-line, the team can always count on Ivory to step up when it comes to the company's commitment to giving back.
He has participated in the firm's annual volunteer event at the Alameda County Food Bank every year, and recently helped install a split-rail fence and restore signage along Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park in San Ramon as a volunteer.
Ben Ivory is Meridian’s director of capital markets and asset management. In that role he is tasked with running Meridian’s internal underwriting team, procuring equity and debt capital, and asset management analytics and reporting. It is a broad and multi-dimensional, cross-functional and cross-platform role within the firm. Through his vast intellect, shrewd judgement and analytical skill set, he has created an indispensable role within the firm. He is literally Meridian’s acquisition and capital engine room. Ivory is in the early stages of his career but going places. Each year the firm formulates a strategy to hand over another fundamental role within the company to him, starting with hiring, training, mentoring and managing the underwriting department. The quality of Meridian’s underwriting has garnered significant praise from the investment committee and outside capital sources all attributed to Ivory and his team. Then Meridian layered on asset management analytics, a natural outcropping. Ivory surprised with his ability to redefine those processes and reporting standards, bringing the firm’s credibility to a new level with the partners and board. The latest addition to his responsibilities was as director of capital markets. This outward-facing role is pivotal for the firm and affirms the comfort level in his brand management, quality control and communication acumen.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.