About Us

Brant H. Smith, CPM, MBA

A 2002 Miami University of Ohio BSBA, and 2011 Kent State University MBA graduate. Brant practices real estate investment and management at the cross section of business and sustainability; where his business background provides the financial analysis and asset valuation needed to demonstrate the bottom line of increased building performance resulting from energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.  Brant understands that it is both the property owners, the many small businesses, and their employees that occupy those buildings, which make up the fabric of US neighborhood and communities; and that ultimately these groups must work cooperatively and strategically together in order to successfully implement sustainable strategies.

Involved as a sustainable real estate professional from a multi-disciplinary perspective for nearly 10 years, Brant blends the education and practices of a commercial real estate investor, broker and leasing expert, Certified Property Manager (CPM) as well as an integrated sustainability solutions consultant, to bring in-house solutions for each project and each client’s objective: whether it is a tenant’s, building owner, or business owner.

Brant is the Co-Founder of New Ecologix LLC, as well as an experienced real estate professional,    influencer, leader, expert negotiator, and hands-on green practitioner.

 Ben D. DiFiore, PE, LEED AP

Mr. DiFiore is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and a LEED Accredited Professional.
He has been involved in energy and sustainability projects that run the full spectrum, serving residential, commercial and municipal clients – from residential systems consulting and construction to the design of a several hundred million dollar renewable energy system. This broad range of experience has contributed to an outside-the-box style that ultimately results in delivery of a custom solution that is best-suited to meet the clients objectives.
With his experience and credentials, Ben has the tools to formulate a successful plan from project infancy during planning at the conceptual level, to construction administration. This seamless continuity throughout all project phases is critical to success and ensures that the client's goals are at the forefront along the way.