Ben RaoPosted on April 17, 2012 by
Ben Rao is the President of Community Buying Group, a company that provides Atlanta REIA Members many additional Membership Benefits such as discounts on products and services with local and national vendors. Ben spent fifteen years partnered with companies like Lanier, Cisco, and IBM to provide Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise accounts with Information Technology solutions to solve business problems. After that, Community Buying Group & Rent Fast Community’s founder began a second career as a Real Estate Investor and Landlord.
As a small “Investor-Landlord”, he gained the hands-on entrepreneurial experience that comes with rehabbing properties to either immediately resell (“flip”) or to rent and manage. Currently Ben owns and manages over 40 rental properties in the Kansas City market and helps Real Estate Investment Groups across the United States grow their membership by delivering membership benefits and education at no additional charge to their members through CommunityBuyingGroup.com and RentFastCommunity.com.
Ben also serves as a board member for KCIG, a National REIA Investment Group and as a board member of the Landlords Association of Eastern Jackson County. Ben is also involved in Mid America Real Estate Investors and volunteers for the Downtown Main Street Organization.