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Benton Blackburn, Vice President

Benton Blackburn is a Principal of Innova and serves as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Blackburn has been with Innova since 2004, and has led its efforts in owner's representative services, general contracting, capital project management and building diagnostic services. He has personally overseen the successful completion of a wide variety of housing projects, including single family, townhome, historic rehabilitation, urban infill, high rise and student housing developments. In Innova’s capacity as General Contractor, Mr. Blackburn has successfully led renovation projects ranging from $25,000 to $3 million, specializing in affordable housing preservation projects with tenants in place. Mr. Blackburn also manages Innova’s Building Services division, which performs apartment turnover services and capital improvements for hundreds of multi-family housing sites.

Mr. Blackburn has been a construction professional since 1993. Prior to joining Innova, Mr. Blackburn served as Project Manager for Denver-based Shaw Construction where he was responsible for $100 million in construction projects per year. Mr. Blackburn chose to focus his efforts on the affordable multi-family construction market, becoming an expert in the administration, estimation and scheduling of HUD and tax credit financed projects. Mr. Blackburn holds a B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Business Administration from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver; he is certified as a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater.

E-mail: bblackburn@innovaservices.com

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