Senior Vice President, Operations & Finance
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Ben Stapleton is an LA native who brings a creative mind and consultative approach to a wide range of projects with a focus on building teams and programs to deliver impactful results. His current work is based on connecting and coordinating an ecosystem centered around the intersection of innovation, technology, and sustainability. He helped launch and now manages the La Kretz Innovation Campus in Downtown Los Angeles while leading operations and finance for the LA Cleantech Incubator.
His past work has included real estate advisory, energy efficiency consulting, facilities operations, financial modeling, and site assessment for a wide range of companies and real estate investors. His talents and insight have proven invaluable in managing, negotiating and executing on complex real estate projects that exceed expectations.
In 2008, he founded Jones Lang LaSalle’s global Cleantech Practice Group, which focused on representing renewable energy and clean technology companies in addressing their real estate needs. This only fueled his passion to explore the nexus of energy and real estate, coming to the belief that increasing the efficiency of our buildings is one of the most powerful tools to create a truly sustainable society.
He is a recipient of Jones Lang LaSalle’s distinctive Da Vinci Award for Innovation and CoStar’s Power Broker designation in the Los Angeles market, and served as the Managing Director for the LA Better Buildings Challenge, launching the program in 2011 and growing participation to over 55M square feet of commercial buildings.
He is also a member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association, the National Geographic Society, and the Sierra Club.