OFFSITE | Downtown Networking at One Light Luxury Apartments
Join us for an evening of networking at One Light!
This event, sponsored and hosted by One Light Luxury Apartments, will feature conversation from Nick Benjamin, Vice President of Development for Cordish Companies, highlighting upcoming developments downtown and in the Power & Light District. Don't miss out on the chance to connect with other members of the community, learn about downtown living, take a tour of the building, and enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while overlooking the Kansas City skyline.
Thank you to our Corporate Partner, Kansas City Power & Light District, for making this event possible!
Nick Benjamin is a Vice President of Development and Managing Director of Multifamily Development for The Cordish Companies, involved in all facets of development including planning, legal work, financing, public entitlement, construction, leasing and property management. In his capacity as Executive Director of the eight city-block Kansas City Power & Light District, Benjamin has overseen more than 100% increases in both total occupancy and total sales volume. The Kansas City Power & Light District has truly been a transformative project for downtown Kansas City, catalyzing an urban renaissance featuring a 500% increase in total downtown population, tremendous growth in leisure travel and convention business and a more than $50M annual increase in the total downtown tax base after decades of decline. Building on the first phase of the Power & Light District, Benjamin has helped launch new development projects in Kansas City, including One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartmentss. One Light was the first new-construction, market-rate, high-rise apartment building in the history of downtown Kansas City. It has enjoyed extraordinary success since its opening in 2015, hitting 100% occupancy within 4 months of completion. Over the next two years, Benjamin will be managing the development of an additional new construction residential projects in multiple urban US markets where The Cordish Companies have existing developments.
Benjamin serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Kansas City Downtown Council and is a former member of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, the Board of Directors of Launch KC, the Board of Directors of Visit KC and the Advocacy Council for the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation. Prior to joining The Cordish Companies in 2008, Benjamin was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, New York. He has a B.A. from Princeton University where he was Co-Captain of the Varsity Tennis Team. He has a J.D from the University Of Virginia School Of Law.