Benjamin Adams is the Founding Partner of Ten Capital Management. He launched the company in 2011 and is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all firm activities. Ben spent 20 years in business, government, and law. Ben was a Portfolio Manager with The Townsend Group, where he oversaw $1.7 billion in private equity real estate assets under management within the firm's discretionary investment management (fund of funds) business. Prior to Townsend, Ben was a Vice President and General Counsel of Lionstone Development LLC, a Miami-based, principal balance sheet investor. He practiced law with Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York, New York, and served as the Special Assistant to the White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration. Ben has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC).
David Smith is a Partner with responsibility for sourcing, structuring, underwriting and closing direct real estate transactions, as well as asset management for real estate investments made by the company. In this role, David works closely with operating partners to ensure proper execution of the investment strategies. He brings over 10 years of real estate and management experience in capital markets and asset management. Previously, David worked as a Vice President at Helios AMC in San Francisco, where he managed CMBS, Real Estate Owned (REO) and Non-Performing Loan (NPL) portfolios including all asset classes with aggregate loan value of over USD 400 million. He exclusively managed a non-performing loan pool for Deutsche Bank with over 40 underlying assets and worked closely with sponsors and bondholders to work out the loan positions. Prior to Helios, David worked as a Vice President in the Capital Markets group with Cohen Financial where he directed the origination, analysis and placement of over USD 450 million of debt, equity and mezzanine financing structures for commercial real estate throughout the United States. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis. He previously chaired the Developing Leaders Group for the SF Bay Area Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and has been involved with San Francisco Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).