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The Jennifer J Hammond Show

Nov 13, 2020

For this episode we are going to talk about how to evaluate senior housing options- age in place or finding the right senior housing for your loved ones with Ben Rao.

Who is Ben Rao?

Ben graduated from the University of Kentucky and went right into technology. After 10 years in tech, Ben made the leap into real estate investing. In 2006, he co-founded Summit Holding Group, a real estate investing company. After renovating over 50+ homes, he developed a software for managing rental portfolios websites and has a rental portfolio of residential and commercial properties. In 2010, Ben founded Community Buying Group (CBG), which he grew to 20 employees and 15,000+ members nationwide that came together to create a leverage buying program to save on building materials and services.

Ben sold CBG in 2017 and then developed Lee’s Summit’s first entrepreneurial and business incubator and office space in the formerly-vacant 14,000 sqft. post office in Downtown Lee’s Summit, now known as Bridge Space. Ben with his endless energy, creative spark, and entrepreneurial vision is well served mentoring businesses of all sizes grow and succeed.

Ben is a partner at Family Solutions for Care (FSC), a company that acts as a nationwide advocate for Seniors with long-term care insurance policies moving in to long-term care communities. FSC has secured over $150 million for family from LTC insurance companies.

Ben lives in the renovated historic building that once was the Lee’s Summit Hospital and the Dayton Hotel in Downtown Lee’s Summit. He lives with his wife, Rhonda, and their two children, Maddy and Charlie, and Charlie dog, a border collie who goes to the office every day. Ben serves as a member, partner and past- president on many committees in the community.