Will Bennett is Managing Director and Head of Development at Irongate, an entrepreneurial full-service real estate firm specializing in the development of luxury branded residential and resort communities located in one-of-a-kind places. Mr. Bennett joined Irongate in 2016 and is responsible for leading the day-to day development process of all Irongate projects across all asset classes as well as helping source new development opportunities. Select projects at Irongate include the Ritz Carlton Residences in Waikiki (completed 2018), Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas (open summer 2019), Amanvari (Aman’s first resort in Mexico – currently under construction), and the Lift One Lodge Project in Aspen.
Mr. Bennett joined Irongate from The Related Companies, a leading privately owned real estate development company. Previous projects at Related included 70 Vestry in Tribeca (designed by Robert A.M. Stern, with interiors by Daniel Romualdez), and 456 Washington St (designed by BKSK, with interiors by Rockwell). Prior to Related, Mr. Bennett worked in investment banking and private equity.
Mr. Bennett is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Wesleyan University, where he was a three-year captain of the men's hockey team and a member of the golf team. Additionally, Mr. Bennett is the founder of the Los Angeles based charity, SOMB ("shirt off my back") dedicated to resolving education issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last ten years, SOMB has helped send thousands of children to school in South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.