Buckingham, a national real estate development and investment company, has appointed Benjamin Young as CIO, managing director.

Young will head Buckingham’s asset management and investment division. He has been a real estate private equity investor and asset manager for more than three decades. Most recently, he was a managing director at BlackRock in New York for 9 years and a senior member of the real assets group. Prior to BlackRock, Young was at Strategic Value Partners as a managing director, where he was responsible for overseeing the global real estate group’s investments in North America, western Europe and Japan. Previously, at Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust, he was global portfolio manager in the global real estate private equity group. He began his career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. as a financial analyst within its real estate group.