Ben Ashkenazy was born on 1968 in New York, New York, United States. Ben Ashkenazy bought his first building at age 17, after he went to a Bronx shopping center to check out a site to open a fast food restaurant.
Then a recent high school grad, Ashkenazy realized the lease offered was below market value and decided to find a lender and buy the property instead.
Since then, he and a partner built a $12 billion portfolio via real estate firm Ashkenazy Acquisitions, which he founded and heads as CEO.
The company, of which he owns the majority, is expanding globally, purchasing London's storied Grosvenor Hotel in July 2017.
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In 1987, he founded Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation.
In 2013, his company bought London's Old Spitalfields Market, but later sold it. In July 2017, the company bought London's Grosvenor House Hotel for about $750 million.