Our Team

Ben has over 30 years of investment real estate experience. At an early age Ben got his start as a proprietor and manager of a family owned commercial and industrial construction company. Ben has developed and invested in raw land, residential income producing properties, climate controlled and non-climate controlled storage facilities, commercial and medical office buildings, and university student housing. In addition, he leases and manages properties and has experience in 1031 exchanges. Harris’s extensive experience in buying and selling business, developing raw land, building, and renovating commercial buildings fostered the natural transition to broker commercial real-estate. After several successful years of brokerage, Ben opened his own brokerage company. Ben’s current brokerage practice is focused on advising and representing investors, users, sellers, tenants, and landlords with their commercial real estate needs. Ben has demonstrated the skill of developing, managing, and brokering the sale of multi-million dollar commercial, investment, and industrial properties. He has combined extensive sales and business development expertise with a background in hands-on construction project management and a record of entrepreneurial success driving the exponential revenue growth of a highly visible real estate company. Ben’s professional affiliations include the New River Valley Association of REALTORS, the Virginia and Georgia Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. He is also a member of the National Self Storage Association. Ben is the past chair of Radford University Advisory Council to the College of Business and Economics and a current member of the Advisory Committee. Ben received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Radford University in 1980, his MBA from Wake Forest University in 1999 and earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2010. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.  Ben is Licensed in Georgia and Virginia.

W. Douglas Wright’s breadth and depth of experience in the commercial real estate business enables him to specialize in all aspects of commercial and industrial projects including the management of sales and leasing of suburban office, retail and industrial properties.

Wright brings over 30 years experience in the industrial and commercial development industry as a business owner, developer and contractor. His experience includes facility and construction management, consulting liaison and work-out specialist for large national companies. He began his development career in the self-storage industry first at Shurgard Capital Group as the Director of Construction and Development and as a member of its Acquisition Committee.

He later became one of the original team at StorageUSA Inc. serving as Vice President of Construction and Development. He helped develop its national expansion strategy by targeting and developing targeted regions throughout the country. In this capacity, he opened theWashingtonDCmarket for StorageUSA, making acquisitions and developing new properties. In all, he has assisted in the acquisition and development of over $350 million of commercial, self storage real estate. Since then he has developed, owned, operated and sold his own self storage facilities from Florida to Virginia.

For the last 5 years he has been affiliated with a large commercial brokerage company in Southwest Virginia leasing and selling industrial and commercial real estate. He is an entrepreneur/agent who has in depth knowledge of market evaluation, structural viability and investment analysis.