Chief Financial Officer and Partner of Steller Residential, Ben brings a proven financial track record of taking real estate companies to the next level. Ben began his real estate finance and management career in 2011 with Ventura Investment Co., a full-service real estate investment and management company that specializes in the acquisition, management, and disposition of multi-family and commercial properties in the southwestern United States. While there, Ben lead all on-site teams as well as the acquisitions of the firm. In 2015, Ben transitioned his financial aptitude to Wedgewood Capital, a vertically integrated real estate investment company with a business footprint to include residential rehabilitation, apartment and commercial acquisition, non-performing notes, property management, and private lending. Ben’s responsibilities at Wedgewood included overseeing the Fix & Flip operation (a business that generated more than $800MM in annual revenue), originating proprietary financial models for all commercial acquisitions, and subsequently lead and managed all financial due diligence. Additional roles included the corporate budgeting team, whose task was to complete the corporate budget for a company that exceeded $1.2B in annual revenue. Ben graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a degree in Business Administration/Finance and is also a graduate of the Ventura County Leadership Academy. In his free time, Ben enjoys traveling, golfing, volunteering, and spending times with friends and family.
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Co-Founder of Stellar Residential, Tanner has more than 15 years of real estate, finance, and management experience. Tanner’s investment track record includes successfully investing in multiple asset classes, in multiple markets, and through different economic cycles. From 2006 until 2010 Tanner was the Director of Real Estate for Black Rock Development, a real estate development company representing more than 44 entities with a real estate portfolio valued at over $550M. In 2011, Tanner joined a full-service real estate investment and management company that acquired, developed, built and managed over 9,000 units in multifamily communities in the west and mid-western states. Since 2011, Tanner has started three successful companies and has raised over $200MM of non-institutional private equity through high-net-worth accredited investors which resulted in over $450MM of asset purchases throughout the United States. Tanner brings a unique investment perspective to Stellar and believes what sets management companies apart are those that are not constrained, but instead purposely flexible which allows a community to blossom. Tanner graduated from Gonzaga University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
President and Founding Member of Stellar Residential, Dale Phillips, has cultivated one of the most successful careers in property management. Serving as President of Mark-Taylor Residential from 2002-2016. During his tenure, Dale initiated the company’s growth path for third-party management from 4000 units to 15,000 units, expanding the Arizona-based brand to Nevada, Oregon and Washington markets. Dale also served as Designated Broker for these states, as well as Arizona.During his time at Mark-Taylor, the company developed more than 19,000 A-class multifamily units, in addition to providing lease-up services for another 3,500 units for national developers such as Wood Partners, Trammel Crow, Greystone, UBS, Prudential, Lincoln National Life, Smithfield Partners, Boston Capital to name a few. Dale is recognized for driving the culture of Mark-Taylor which was awarded in 2010 as #1 Best Places to Work in AZ and 2015 #1 Best Places to Work in the USA. Dale is determined to provide the best in customer-care for both Stellar Residential Residents and Clients. Dale works directly with our clients to ensure their investment goals are met. Often you may find Dale walking Stellar communities with the on-site team identifying ways to enhance the community. He never hesitates to ask our residents what more Stellar can do to make their stay more enjoyable. Dale is an active member of the AMA and is the Designated Broker for Stellar Residential through the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE).
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