@ Vice President of Development, Dream Hotel Group
Christian Glauser Benz is a real estate and design professional based in Los Angeles and Miami. Originally from Switzerland, Christian has devoted the majority of his time at working with development groups as well as architects, designers and community building groups to help finance, develop, curate and design, projects that become catalysts and community building blocks for our ailing cities and suburbs.
He was mentored at the early age by architecture luminaries such as Frank Gehry and Cesar Pelli where he was involved in the design of a diverse range of high profile projects around the globe. Later-on, Mr Benz applied his design sensibility to sustainable development partnering with real estate development and advisory firms such as global player, Jones Lang LaSalle.
Mr Benz’s interest in fully amenitized communities has focused his attention to the hospitality industry, where in partnership with the NYC based Dream Hotel Group he oversees the expansion of the firm’s global footprint by bringing exciting and memorable guest experiences to new city centers while creating at the same time, a “leisure destination” for these cities.
Christian holds a Master in Real Estate and Architecture from Columbia University and a graduate degree in Finance from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and is a frequent speaker at industry events.