Benjamin Kochalski, Regional Partner, joined TMG in 2019, and heads the firm's newly-opened Silicon Valley office. His responsibilities include establishing the investment strategy for the SV office, leading all acquisitions and dispositions, while supporting the firm’s development activities, within the South Bay, and is a member of TMG's Investment Committee.
Prior to TMG, Ben was principal and director of John Buck Company's JBC West division. Since opening the San Francisco office of the John Buck Company in 2011, he managed and grew it while leading high profile projects such as Park Tower and One Steuart Lane. During his time at The John Buck Company he was responsible for over $2.7 billion of acquisitions and dispositions and his responsibilities included implementation of investment strategy, oversight and coordination of the West Coast investment activities, joint venture structuring, and the origination of new investment opportunities for the firm’s West Coast regional office.
After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Civil Engineering, he completed his MBA in Real Estate Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Silicon Valley Joint Venture – Board Member
Urban Land Institute – UDMUC Gold Member
Make a Wish Foundation – Board Member, Real Estate Division