Ben is the current Chair of the Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA), which helps to advocate and educate on behalf of everyday Australian investors and also a board member of The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).
He's founded Empower Wealth – a specialist money, finance and property advisory firm with offices in both Melbourne and Sydney (one of the BRW Fast 100 Companies in 2016 and 2017) and a director of Select Residential Property – a specialist property research company, the products of which include LocationScore and Sellorhold.
Ben’s qualifications include a diploma of Finance – Mortgage Broking, Associate Diploma Business, Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), and Licensed Real Estate Agent in VIC, NSW, Qld and SA. Ben was awarded the Property Investment Adviser of the Year in 2014 and 15, and runner up in 2016, before stepping back from advising clients directly and building up a team of leading advisers.
His insights and commentary into the property, lending and personal financial management are sought after by leading broadcasters and publications’ editors across Australia.
Ben appears frequently on various media channels from Channel 9, Sky News to the Sydney Morning Herald and has written articles for national and online publications such as Money Magazine, Your Investment Property, and Property Observer.