Prior to joining the Zia Group, Ian worked as Vice President with one of the largest real estate developers on the Central Coast of California and was responsible for the development, sales, and marketing of six residential projects with over 300 single family homes and three commercial, industrial, and mixed use projects, with over 40,000 square feet. He also brings extensive experience with asset management as he has represented large global institutional clientele with over $1 Billion in real estate holdings. A native of the Santa Barbara area, Ian knows and values the local community while also traveling throughout the world on a consistent basis developing new and existing relationships. He is also involved in various Non-Profits both domestically and internationally that are centered around issues with vulnerable women and children.
In 2012 Ian and along with his wife Brittany and their 5 children moved to Ethiopia to help with development work centered around job creation and capacity development with vulnerable women. While in Ethiopia the Bentley’s spent time with a number of organizations looking for ways to address some of the root causes to poverty and the disruption of family. In 2015 the Bentley’s moved back to Santa Barbara where they now live.
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