Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in property management from the University of Wisconsin- Stout with a minor in business administration. In addition, he holds both the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations from The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Benjamin (Ben) Rearick is a property manager based at Kidder Mathews’ on-site office on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle, where he manages approximately 300,000 square feet of classroom and office space. In a collaboration with The University of Washington Facilities team, Ben works with the University of Washington to explore different models of building management in order to improve student and faculty experience on campus. In this exciting new role, Ben recently oversaw the completion of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health facility located on the University of Washington campus. Ben ensured a smooth transition as the building went from construction to warranty phase and through to stabilized operations. Working closely with the Population Health Governance Council, construction teams, and with university services, Ben is responsible for on-site operations, including coordinating move ins, establishing building procedures and operating protocols, facility website production, client and tenant services, and various project coordination tasks.
Ben has nearly 17 years of real estate experience, including building and landscape maintenance. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Ben spent eight years in operations for Weidner Apartment Homes, a private owner of multi-family properties. During this time in operations management, Ben grew his responsibilities from managing a single 211- unit property, to overseeing a portfolio of five properties apprised of approximately 1,000 units and a team of 25 associates. During this time, Ben was responsible for all on-site operations including tenant relations, marketing, budgeting, accounting payables and receivables, maintenance scheduling, as well as employee relations and training. Ben’s hands-on approach brings value to his clients and team in the form of best practices, problem-solving, excellent customer service, and a thorough understanding of ethical business practices.
In addition to providing value to clients, Ben continues to remain active in the property management industry working as a volunteer for The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Over the years, Ben has held a variety of roles on both the local and national levels working with students and young professionals to raise industry awareness, in addition to contributing to legislative advocacy, while supporting continuing education opportunities.