Ben Manna

Senior Energy Advisor




Ben Manna

Ben began his energy career with Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability division in 2008 where he was instrumental in helping to manage energy costs for more than 20 million square feet across a portfolio of commercial office properties throughout Texas. Ben joined 5 in 2019 and brought his extensive experience in working with commercial real estate owners, property developers, and property managers who have come to rely on him for his energy expertise and advice.

Today, Ben is a Senior Energy Advisor and continues to serve commercial properties across North America and assists building owners to reduce their expenses and increase the energy efficiency of their operations while also identifying opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint through sustainability initiatives.

Ben received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Dallas Baptist University. He lives in Midlothian, TX with his wife Kendra and three children. Ben is very active in the Dallas Chapter of BOMA and volunteers his time with the North Texas Food Bank. In his spare time, Ben enjoys traveling with family, hiking, kayaking, golf, and BBQing. He is also active and involved with coaching his children’s sports teams.

Ben’s Why: “When you experience something special in life, sometimes you only realize how incredible it was when that experience comes to an end. Then you are left wondering if it is even possible for anything to be as amazing. This is where I was in the fall of 2018. Thankfully, I found myself talking with Jeff Schiefelbein with the hope that, perhaps, another opportunity to be a part of something special existed. I met with 5’s partners, other 5’ers and saw a spirit of unity I had not seen in years and sensed a genuine passion in the team that was similar to what I had experienced in the past. The sign ‘Help People’ in 5’s conference room was literally the writing on the wall for me. I knew 5 was the real thing and I knew I found a new home. Why 5? Amazing people working together with the freedom to be innovative and passionate about supporting each other and helping others elevate their energy experience.”