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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 that came together to create a leverage buying group.

Ben sold CBG in 2017 and then developed Lee’s Summit’s first entrepreneurial and business incubator and office space in the formerly-vacant 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 helping businesses of all sizes grow and succeed.

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 president on many committees in the community.

Ben rao

Contact Info

Amber Monaco (Manager)
Ben Rao (Owner)
Facebook: @bridgespacels
Instagram: @bridgespace_ls