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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Benj Becker

Vice President
Piper Sandler

Benj Becker is a vice president in the special district group at Piper Sandler, focusing on the Utah and Intermountain West markets. He works with special districts and community reinvestment areas to raise and deploy capital for public infrastructure, and consults with developers and cities regarding implementation of tax increment financing.

For 10 years, Becker worked in the San Francisco Bay Area with a real estate advisory group to provide highest and best use analyses and development strategies for a variety of public and private clients. Over the past several years, he has worked with Zions Bank Public Finance as a vice president of the municipal consulting group, consulting with municipalities, government agencies, and private developers to create redevelopment areas and implement economic development tools. Becker earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a MAI degree in real estate from the National Appraisal Institute. He has held past positions on economic advisory boards, housing coalitions, and is a frequent presenter on economic development tools and bridging the funding gap with market realities and visionary development.

Session(s):

Where’s the Market Going and How Do We Adapt? »

March 25, 2022 8:15 am

  • A changing retail and office landscape
  • Reconsidering highest and best use in a new environment
  • Why economic development tools are more important now than ever
  • Rethinking the approach to residential development
  • Know your city – what data determines your decisions

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