Ben bring’s a humble wealth of experience to clients interested in historic, modern and architectural properties. He and his family currently reside in the renowned historic Doumakes House, the first historic landmark (Landmark #1), and the first home to be awarded Mills Act in all of Unincorporated Los Angeles County. Ben led a three year initiative to have the View Park neighborhood of Los Angeles listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was passed in July of 2016. Comprised of nearly 1800 homes, View Park neighborhood is the largest National Register historic district in the Country based on African American history, and the largest in California in terms of total property owners. For his efforts, he was fortunate enough to have been awarded a 2017 LA Conservancy Preservation Award for excellence in Los Angeles historic preservation.
Over the past 7 years Ben has been an advisor to several neighborhoods and HOA’s working towards historic designation for their neighborhoods as well as a resource for clients and homeowners interested in historical remodels or restorations. Ben’s personal background of owning, buying, selling, fixing up, obtaining loans and managing historical properties and apartment buildings brings a well rounded experience from several facets of real estate to help his clients achieve their dreams. Ben has sold some of the most renowned historical properties in Los Angeles. In 2018 he was appointed as a Commissioner to The Los Angeles County Historical Records and Landmarks Commission.