Blueprint Co-Founder Ben Firestone has a new title: CEO.
As CEO, Firestone is overseeing the the Chicago-based senior housing and health care real estate brokerage’s management team and provides strategic direction, according to Blueprint’s website. He also is responsible for managing and developing client relationships.
Firestone — who shared his move to the CEO role in an update on LinkedIn — was among the three co-founders who launched the brokerage, working as executive managing director since its founding in 2013.
In the time since, he has helped lead the company in completing more than 480 transactions valued at more than $7.5 billion in the skilled nursing, senior housing, and medical office sectors.
Firestone has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also on the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Future Leaders Council, and currently works with NIC as a member of the organization’s planning committee.
Last year, Blueprint launched a capital markets practice in a move intended to expand the company’s business solutions for clients as capital markets were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Alex Florea, who joined the firm as a director in November 2017 from Care Capital Properties (CCP), is leading that practice.
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