Ben Dookchitra

Chief Investment Officer

Ben Dookchitra has extensive experience in real estate finance, investment, planning, and operations. He served as SVP and Hawaii Region Head at iStar Financial, managing a diverse portfolio of real estate assets as well as originating and restructuring debt investments. Ben began his career as an urban planner with the City of New York. As Avalon’s Chief Investment Officer, Ben oversees deal sourcing and investor and lender relations. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a Master’s in City Planning from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard University. Ben is a member of Avalon’s Executive Committee.