Ben Sturtz is a Senior Developer at Evernorth starting his work on January 31st, 2022. Ben is responsible for securing site control and permits, financing, tax credits, and equity, coordinating the design team during pre-development and creating the development pro forma.
Before arriving at Evernorth, Ben was a Project Manager for BRIDGE Housing Corporation in their Portland, Oregon office managing the financing and construction of two of BRIDGE’s low-rise and high-rise developments in the region. Prior to joining BRIDGE, Ben directed the construction of seven affordable housing developments for REACH Community Development in both Oregon and Washington as a Housing Development Project Manager. His work in these developments totaling 595 units brought in around $222 million in investment. Ben also managed federal affordable housing programs for Washington County (Oregon) for twelve years prior to joining REACH. Ben has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ben has a deep interest in energy efficiency, community gardens and incorporating art and history into developments. He enjoys soccer, hiking, skiing, the various forms of golf and spending time with his family boating on the lakes and rivers of New England.