Ben is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President and has been a director of the Company since January 2021.

Ben was previously AvalonBay's President, joining the Company in January 2021, and prior to that the Chief Executive Officer and President and a trustee of Seritage Growth Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust principally engaged in owning, developing, and managing a diversified portfolio of retail and mixed-use properties throughout the United States. Prior to becoming CEO and President of Seritage in May 2015, Ben served as Chief Operating Officer of Rouse Properties, Inc. from 2012 to 2015; Rouse was a publicly-traded REIT (since acquired) that owned and managed regional malls and retail centers in 21 states. Prior to that, Ben was Senior Vice President with Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT that owns, manages, and develops office and retail assets concentrated in New York City with additional assets in Chicago and San Francisco.

Ben received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2003 and earned his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.

Benjamin W. Schall
Benjamin W. Schall

Chief Executive Officer and President