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R. Benjamin Hanna

I love that through my work I can have a true impact on communities.

My Approach

I use my background in business to jump into a transaction, and understand on an economic level what each party is trying to achieve and how all of their interests align. Those skills allow me to get clients where they want to be, and walk them through the whole process. I work as a bridge between the “dirt” work of real estate and the tax credit world, especially in the affordable housing, historic rehab and solar energy areas. I care about the work we do together, and strive to understand fundamentally what my clients are driving toward so I can help in every way I am able.

Outside of work, I play the cello whenever I can, and also run and bike.

A Pivotal Moment in My Career

I was participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl, going from venue to venue, and walked into the galleries at the Schmidt Artist Lofts – and it clicked for me. After years of working on the development of the project, it was rewarding to see all of the artists doing great work there, and only able to do so because of a beautiful, affordable place to live and work. Just being in that space, seeing it used for exactly what we all worked for, was an incredible experience.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association