Milhaus Appoints New President

James Benning is tasked with growing the company’s construction division.
James Benning

James Benning

Indianapolis—Milhaus, an award-winning developer that specializes in Class A urban infill, mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings, has announced the hiring of James Benning as president of the company’s construction division. In his new role, Benning will oversee new developments and support his team throughout all stages of their projects, from pre-construction through substantial completion. He will ensure consistency through developing standards across the Milhaus construction division. His scope will encompass projects across Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Before joining Milhaus, Benning led the construction of multifamily, retail, commercial, municipal, medical, industrial, federal, highway heavy and land development projects totaling $650 million. He also recently developed a $100 million urban, mixed-use development in Nashville, Tenn.

“Throughout my career, I’ve focused on recruiting, motivating and leading construction teams who enjoy the challenges of designing communities and reinvesting in neighborhoods that have otherwise been forgotten,” Benning said in a prepared statement. “This passion is exactly why I’ve joined the Milhaus team, where I’ll drive growth throughout the construction division.”

Benning has a background in construction and specifically field constructions, and also brings experience in commercial & consumer lending with Wells Fargo Bank. “We immediately recognized Benning for his talent in leading construction of mixed-use properties across the United States,” said Tadd Miller, CEO & co-founder of Milhaus.

The company is expanding its footprint within the United States, pursuing strategic growth opportunities in new and existing markets to reach its goal of having 20,000 units in 10 markets by 2020. Milhaus currently has projects under development in Indianapolis; Cincinnati; Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee; Oklahoma City; Pittsburgh; and Florida.