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Buckingham Hires 30-Year Real Estate Private Equity Veteran as CIO

Benjamin J. Young has joined Buckingham Companies, an Indianapolis-based, national vertically integrated real estate development and investment company, as CIO and managing director. Young will head Buckingham’s asset management and investment division as the company grows and leverages its successes in institutional capital raising, client engagement and investment performance.  

Young has been a prominent real estate private equity investor and asset manager for more than three decades. Most recently, he led Blackrock’s U.S. Real Estate Private Equity business, responsible for the growth and management of $11 billion in investments ranging across core, value-add and opportunistic investments. He raised the firm’s first closed-end, value-add fund.  

“Ben’s deep investment expertise, acquired over three decades at some of the world’s largest private equity real estate firms, makes him uniquely qualified to lead the strategic expansion of our company’s institutional real estate investment business,” said Bradley B. Chambers, Founder and CEO of Buckingham.   


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