Ben Graves, President, Multifamily East Division
Ben is the President of the Multifamily Division East of JDA. He has overseen the development and management of over 3,000 apartment units and a current pipeline of 2,000 additional units. He began his tenure with JDA as general counsel in 2003 and has led the Multifamily Division since its founding in 2006. Under his leadership, JDA has migrated from the development of garden apartment communities in secondary southeastern markets to more urban products on the fringe of metropolitan areas, particularly Washington, DC. Ben is a graduate of the South Carolina Honors College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was also a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Ben serves on the Development Foundation Board for the University of South Carolina, the Spartanburg Commission on Higher Education, and the Young Presidents' Organization. Additionally, Ben co-founded "Live on the Green," an annual outdoor live music event in downtown Spartanburg featuring nationally acclaimed musical artists.