Ben Shalz joined Thornton Oliver Keller in 2006 as a property manager and became a partner in the firm in 2015. Ben offers an extensive background in financial analysis, risk management, project management, and customer relationships.
In 2011, Ben was promoted to the position of Operations Manager for the Property Management division of the company. In 2014, Ben became the Director of Property Management and joined the company’s Leadership Team. In this role, Ben offers direction to an impressive group of Property Managers and Maintenance staff at Thornton Oliver Keller. Ben’s management team is highly regarded for their performance, experience and ethics. With Ben’s guidance, the management team strives to create competitive advantages for their clients while continually improving the performance of the properties under their management.
The property management experience that Ben possesses has afforded him a valuable skill set which includes building operations and maintenance, tenant relations, contract management, lease administration, vendor negotitation and financial reporting. Ben’s relentless focus on managing his portfolio to achieve his clients’ varied objectives makes him a valuable asset to any property or team he manages. Ben is an innovative professional who is known as an effective, tough and diplomatic problem-solver.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Ben graduated with a B.S. in Management from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 1980. He also acquired an M.S. in Logistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio in 1987 and completed his M.B.A. in Finance at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in 2002.
Ben was awarded the prestigious Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 2008. He is also a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).
FAMILY, HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Ben and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters - Marisa and Sophia. They enjoy hiking and biking in the beautiful outdoors of Idaho.