Ben D. DeVries, FRICS, CRE, brings more than 30 years expertise in corporate real estate and management to the Treasure Coast Research Park. He serves the park as CEO & Executive Director, having accepted the appointment in early 2009. As director he leads the Treasure Coast Research, Education and Development Park Authority’s (TCERDA) efforts to build and operate a park they expect will draw high-paying jobs and economic growth. His efforts, along with those of authority board members, recently launched steps to place essential infrastructure that will meet park tenants’ operations needs.
Mr. DeVries’s curriculum vitae demonstrates a long and distinguished career marked with repeated success with major development plans from development to occupancy. He has served in senior management positions with public and private institutional owners and developers of commercial real estate including: The Prudential Insurance Company, Allegheny International, Ocwen Bank, the Radice Corporation and The Advance Group. Early in his career, DeVries served as development manager, supervisor for construction and development of the 250,000-foot renowned Enerplex office buildings.
Mr. DeVries earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Florida licensed real estate broker, a member of the national Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), an international Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and the Chair and President of the Florida Research Parks Network.
CEO & Executive Director
Treasure Coast Research Park
2199 South Rock Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945