Prum brings experience scaling site acquisition and development of Tesla’s Supercharger network throughout southern California
EV Realty, Inc. (“EV Realty”), an EV infrastructure development platform purpose-built to maximize electric power availability for critical commercial fleets, today announced the hiring of Ben Prum as Director, Development at the company.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Ben to EV Realty. His extensive experience in siting, developing and managing the installation of fast chargers is a unique and critical skillset in our emerging industry,” said Patrick Sullivan, CEO of EV Realty. “With Ben’s leadership on the development front, we’re excited to advance our first Powered Properties™ through development and into construction next year, providing significant power and reliable charging infrastructure to our customers in the near-term.”
Prum fills a key role at EV Realty, where as Director of Development he will oversee the strategic development, de-risking and commercialization of the company’s growing pipeline of multi-fleet EV charging hub projects. This includes managing and leading the development life cycle from initial siting and design to financing and construction. Prum will help the company scale, standardize and optimize its development processes, leveraging his experience doing the same at Tesla over the last six years.
“I’m excited to join EV Realty and work towards the company’s mission of delivering large-scale EV charging infrastructure critical to electrifying commercial fleets at scale,” said Prum. “EV Realty has the solution that delivers EV charging to critical fleet customers sooner, and at a lower cost, than building individual charging behind the fence.”
Prum comes to EV Realty with more than 12 years of experience in commercial real estate development and six years of experience in EV charging development. He most recently served as Development Lead at Tesla, where he was responsible for large scale site acquisitions and the development of Tesla’s Supercharger network for the Greater Los Angeles region. Through this work, Prum was part of the early Supercharger team that grew the Los Angeles area network to more than 70 operational charging stations, approximately 1,200 Supercharger ports. Prum’s team at Tesla delivered some of the most critical and demanded Supercharger locations, such as stations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles.
Prior to Tesla, Prum managed site development for 5G wireless projects for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile and Sprint. A California licensed real estate and land use attorney, Prum is also experienced at navigating real estate negotiations and transactions and has handled civil cases for a range of real estate litigation. A native of Cambodia, Prum has an undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego.
Prum’s hiring is the latest in a series of recent announcements for EV Realty. Earlier this summer, the company announced the hiring of former Meta and PG&E executive Gelberg Rodriguez as VP of Engineering & Construction, as well as the hiring of Jim Ludovico as Chief Customer Officer; Suncheth Bhat as Chief Business Officer; and Alec Maghami as Director of Real Estate Capital Markets. Other notable hires include Gary Root, most recently a corporate development strategist at EVGo, and Sarah De Lazzari, formerly with Deloitte consulting on sustainability and climate projects.
About EV Realty
EV Realty develops, deploys and owns charging infrastructure critical to electrifying commercial fleets in the U.S at scale. The company accelerates the adoption of large EV fleets by focusing on the fundamental constraint all electric fleets face: low-cost, reliable and expandable access to grid-scale power. EV Realty is developing a network of grid-optimized, large-scale EV charging hubs for delivery, logistics, services and vocational fleet customers. EV Realty’s depots serve multiple commercial fleets in secure, high-power locations with guaranteed charging access and availability, and are located proximate to major logistics corridors within last-mile delivery/duty range of urban population centers. By aggregating multiple fleets with shared private infrastructure in grid-ready locations, EV Realty depots reduce upfront and recurring costs for fleets, optimize charging times and provide high utilization rates. For more information about EV Realty, please visit www.evrealtyus.com.