Chris Benjamin’s Non-Linear Journey Leads to a Career Filled with Community Impact, S1E13
The President and CEO of Alexander & Baldwin says the real estate company’s priority is focusing on the local market.
Chris Benjamin’s inner compass of diverse thinking and willingness to hear diverse voices has helped him lead Alexander & Baldwin to becoming 100% Hawai‘i focused.
“I discourage people from being too linear in thinking about their career and feeling that first job out of college has to be the right one.”
Ten years ago, almost two-thirds of A&B’s commercial real estate were spread across the U.S., but now, the company is reinvesting its assets locally.
“As a local player that knows the market well, has a lot of relationships, we were best served and our shareholders were best served if we focused in that local market,” says Benjamin.
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