Ben Rao graduated from the University of Kentucky and went right into technology. After 10 years in tech, Ben made the leap into real estate investing. In 2006, he co-founded Summit Holding Group, a real estate investing company.
After renovating more than 50 homes, he developed a software for managing rental portfolios websites and has a rental portfolio of residential and commercial properties.
In 2010, Ben founded Community Buying Group (CBG), which he grew to 20 employees and 15,000+ members nationwide that came together to create a leverage buying program to save on building materials and services. Ben sold CBG in 2017 and then developed Lee’s Summit’s first entrepreneurial and business incubator and office space in the formerly-vacant 14,000 sqft. post office in Downtown Lee’s Summit now known as Bridge Space.
Ben, with his endless energy, creative spark and entrepreneurial vision is well-served mentoring businesses of all sizes grow and succeed. Ben is a partner in Family Solutions for Care (FSC), a company that acts as a nationwide advocate for seniors with long-term care insurance policies moving in to long-term care communities. FSC has secured access to more than $150 million dollars for families from LTC insurance companies.
Ben and Phillip Vincent are co-founders of Mom’s House, a national network of as-is home buyers that have completed the Mom’s House certification course. This network of trusted home buyers work with families of seniors that are transitioning in to senior care.
Ben lives in the renovated historic building that once was the Lee’s Summit Hospital and the Dayton Hotel in Downtown Lee’s Summit. He lives with his wife, Rhonda, and their two children, Maddy and Charlie, and dogs Luna and Charlie dog, who accompanies his owner to the office every day. Ben serves as a member, partner and past-president on many committees in the community.
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