Ben Villani – Vice President, Development
Ben Villani joined Arch Corporation in 2020, and is responsible for the planning, execution and monitoring of all development projects in Arch’s pipeline, including oversight of development approvals and the completion all construction related activities.
Ben is a real estate development and construction management professional, and licensed Architect, who brings a solid base of valuable capital expenditure management and project delivery expertise to the Arch team, through experience managing various multi-family residential and commercial development projects, including new build development, redevelopment, asset repositioning, change-of-use conversion, major renovation and base building restoration project types.
Prior to joining Arch, Ben served as Director, Project Management (Construction) for Minto Apartment REIT and Minto Properties Inc. In his role, Ben directed a team of Construction Project Management professionals who managed various high-rise multi-family residential and commercial development projects from due diligence through to construction completion. Before joining Minto in 2016, Ben served as Director, Architecture, Engineering and Project Management (Construction) for WD Partners, where he directed a team of Architects, Engineers, and Construction Project Management professionals working on various Fortune 500 retail and QSR client rebranding roll-out programs.
Ben is a licensed Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.