Ben Badiee

Ben Badiee is the founder and CEO of Badiee Development and has been involved in development for 30 years. Badiee has developed and has been involved with millions square feet of Class A real estate projects, including industrial, and logistic projects. Ben has a strong proven track record in real estate development and has also started several other successful business ventures throughout his career. He is involved in a variety of mentorship programs including NAIOP & and has mentored 100’s of young professionals. Ben has also been included on the list of the 50 Most Influential People in San Diego and was recently nominated to the SDBJ 2018 list of Most Admired CEO’s and featured in Success Magazine.


Ben is educated as an industrial engineer. Ben earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technical University.




Scott Merry
Vice President of Construction

Scott Merry is Vice President of Construction for Badiee Development and is responsible for full-service construction and project management, which includes due diligence and feasibility studies, programming, scheduling, entitlements, conceptual estimating, value engineering, constructability review and construction administration. Scott has developed over 4.5 million square feet of various real estate projects, including the ViaSat Building 10, a suburban office building. Scott has also founded development companies where he has specialized in due diligence, entitlements, construction document preparation, and construction administration of development projects.


Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from San Luis Obispo and an A.A. degree from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.




Formed in 2003, Badiee Development, Inc. (“BDI”) is a full-service real estate development company specializing in the ground-up development of distinctive logistics and industrial projects throughout the Western U.S.


Badiee Development is a conscious minded development firm who seeks to locate amazing opportunities to develop industrial projects that can benefit the community, by providing amazing environments that employers and employees can be at their highest level of productivity.

By partnering with like minded investors and institutions, we intend to develop millions of square footage of industrial buildings in the coming years.

Badiee Development is committed to enhance communities and environments within which we are involved in, therefore a percentage of the company's profits is shared in various ways to enhance these areas. In particular in education and to enhance the mind set of our youth and adolescents, so they can see a better future for themselves and their community. 

We treat everyone involved in our project as our team members. This includes our architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, general contractors, sub contractors, brokers and all other consultants who impact our life.

Ben Badiee is the founder and CEO of BDI. Ben is an industrial engineer and serial entrepreneur who has started over 10 successful business ventures throughout his career, which helps him to understand the needs of his tenants and their workforce, and to design spaces that are functional and productive. Ben has been included on the list of the 50 most influential people in San Diego and was recently nominated to the SDBJ's list of Most Admired CEO’s and was featured in the National Edition of Success Magazine. In the past few years, BDI was named the 2nd and 5th Fastest Growing Company in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal (“SDBJ”).


Bob Badiee

Bob Badiee has extensive Accounting, Human Resource and Management experience including development and execution of corporate policies and procedures. He is an experienced analyst, strategic thinker, and a creative and flexible problem-solver. Bob is skilled in contract management and negotiations as well as customer relations and customer service. Bob has deep experience building accounting and auditing procedures for domestic and international operations and has established four unique accounting systems to operate and manage companies in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America. He is also adept in Operations Management for retail, trade show and online operations.


Bob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Oregon State University.




Melody Gillson
Property Accountant

Melody Gillson is a seasoned member of our accounting team, handling various functions including reporting, accounts payable, and receivable, among others.




John Low
Vice President of Operations

John is a real estate executive practicing in Southern California since 1977. John has over 40 years of management and ownership experience in the acquisition, entitlement, development, construction and asset management of mixed-use office, retail, medical office, and industrial projects throughout Southern California, Nevada, the western United States and Hawaii. John has held senior positions with Kilroy Realty, Prologis, Catellus Development, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes and Werdin Corporation, which are all distinguished real estate companies, nationally and locally.  Throughout his career, he has successfully acquired, developed and marketed over 25 million square feet of office, industrial, residential and retail product. Over the years, John has completed projects with many high-profile companies, such as Lennar Partners, Ingram Micro, B/E Aerospace, County of Orange, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Walmart, Iron Mountain, FedEx and Yusen Logistics.  John is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and serves on the boards of City of Carson Chamber of Commerce, City of Carson Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Carson.


John is a registered architect and licensed real estate broker in California and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.



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Ben Weiss
Legal Counsel

Benjamin M. Weiss specializes in negotiating, structuring, documenting, and closing complex real estate, financing, corporate securities, and other business transactions. In the real estate industry, he represents developers, investors, lenders, tenants, and landlords in all phases of acquisition, financing, investment, development, leasing, and property management processes. In other industries, Ben assists clients in all of their commercial and corporate matters, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, and contract matters.

As an experienced former in-house General Counsel, Ben is an invaluable resource to companies that do not have in-house legal counsel. Ben has built a legal department from the ground up and is well-versed in the organizational and business issues that often entails. He also helps clients successfully navigate the landmines of labor and employment law and human resources issues that crop up from time to time.




John Buckel

John Buckel has been involved in commercial real estate for over twenty-five years and has participated in the development of nearly two million square feet of buildings valued at just over $350 million throughout California.  Prior to co-founding Capital Partners Development Company in 2002, he was the partner for the San Francisco Bay Area region of the international commercial development firm, Panattoni Development Company.   


John has developed commercial projects of all types for both public- and private-sector clients, primarily office and industrial/flex buildings.  His responsibilities have included all aspects of the development process from site location, to project concept, through entitlements, design, financing, construction, marketing and disposition. 


John is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and is a LEED® Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council.  He is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of commercial development and sustainable building practices. 



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Logan Swanson

Logan is a recent graduate from the University of California San Diego where he pursued a degree in Real Estate Development and fostered a deep passion for the field. Within the program, Logan worked as an undergraduate instructional assistant; outside of the program, he held an internship role as a financial analyst. Accomplishments pertaining to development while in school include winning his senior capstone project on a mixed-use development proposal as well as aiding his team to victory in the 2021 NAIOP University Challenge, where he served as the financial analysis team lead with a primary role in the pro forma buildout. Logan continues to participate as an active member of both NAIOP and ULI. A natural go-getter and team player, he is ecstatic to join the Badiee team