Ben is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business where he majored in Finance and Real Estate. In his professional career, Ben has contributed to the successful development, acquisition, and management of over a billion dollars in commercial real estate projects throughout North America. He is skilled in differentiating details to forecast success, with the ability to discern and implement strategies for long-term, continuous growth. In addition to a successful career in commercial real estate, Ben has served in regional economic development and has led business development teams in the textile, agriculture, and logistics industries.
With a self-described ‘Jeffersonian’ love of agriculture, Ben is the owner of EverGrass Farms, a purebred and commercial cattle operation. Additionally, Ben and his brother Matt co-founded Comerford Farms, a field-to-market producer, wholesaler, and retailer of poultry, pork, lamb, and beef.
After receiving the redeeming grace of Christ, Ben considers marrying his wife Nicole to be the high-water mark in his life. Ben and Nicole have been blessed with three children: Amelia, Annie, and Will. The Comerford’s are members of Rosemont Baptist Church where Ben serves as a deacon and teaches the 11th & 12th-grade boy’s Sunday school class. As a disciple of Christ, He hopes to see lives changed and molded to the person of Jesus Christ. Ben is eager to work with the business owners of Atlanta, West Georgia, and east Alabama to Build Great Businesses for a GREATER Purpose.
Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, get better answers. Many accomplished CEOs are infamous for their curiosity and enthusiastic questioning of customers and staffers alike. Asking timely, strategic questions is a conversational skill that makes us better at everything related to life and leadership.