With an impressive portfolio, Alex Ben has over 11 years’ experience in the property valuation arena and is an expert Commercial Valuer.
Recently appointed Director of Commercial within Opteon’s Victorian Commercial team, his broad expertise spans diverse areas. These include industrial, office, retail, residential and mixed-use developments, and residential valuations with additional specialisation in childcare and medical clinics, and food and cold store premises.
As an associate member of the Australian Property Institute and a Property Council of Australia member, Alex has held a true passion for property from a young age. With a family background in property fostering his interest, Alex has always been fascinated by property values and how they are derived.
When asked about this, Alex said,
“Being able to understand the full nature of the property and the driving forces behind its market value was something that led to my curiosity and ultimately my passion for undertaking a career path in valuations”.
With his passion for property undisputable, Alex often tells people that commercial property valuation is like putting a puzzle together. He believes there are different pieces contributing to the property’s value, which in some cases can become extremely sophisticated when ultimately determining what is driving the market value for the property.
“Each property is different, so no day is the same when valuing a broad range of commercial valuations in varying localities. This keeps the work interesting and challenging but rewarding at the same time once you’ve reached an outcome,” he says.
Alex highlighted that the industry is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace and believes Opteon is leading the way with our own data intelligence and technology products. This technological advancement allows our valuers to produce high quality valuations while servicing our clients in a timely manner and keep us at the forefront of innovation.