Ben Klug, Scape Australia

Ben Klug, Scape Australia
In-House Leaders 2020

general counsel

Ben Klug is a respected legal advisor at Scape Australia, who at age 32, also capably handles his tasks as director of people for the fast-growing company.

Klug’s key achievements over the past 12 months include:

  • overseeing two transformative transactions that made Scape the largest branded accommodation provider in the country and the largest PBSA owner/operator
  • leading the legal component of the successful $2-billion acquisition of the Urbanest portfolio of operating PBSA assets – the largest real estate transaction in Australia in 2019
  • leading the legal function in the successful A$680-million acquisition of the Atira portfolio of operating PBSA assets
  • taking a lead role in the integration of the Atira and Urbanest businesses with Scape
  • advising the business on the $125-million acquisition of the Aurora Tower serviced apartments in Melbourne CBD; on multiple closings of Scape’s Australian PBSA Fund; and on a further close of its second JV Fund 
  • playing a crucial role in the business’ response to COVID-19.     

With Klug as part of the team, the student accommodation provider has recently experienced enormous growth – from 13 assets to 41 assets; from 6,800 beds (both operating and under development) to 21,400 beds; from A$2 billion of assets under management to more than $7 billion AUM; and from 90 staff to almost 400 staff.

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