Capt. Clifford Babson comes to RealtyUSA with over 30 years of real estate experience. As a professional mariner and ship’s captain in the US Merchant Marine, his annual 6-months ashore were spent working at the family real estate business in Boston, MA, where he worked as a leasing agent, property manager, and construction manager. In the 90’s Cliff took a few years off from the Maritime to work full-time for a large real estate firm in downtown Boston, where he managed several high-rise apartment buildings. Here in New York, Cliff has been licensed to sell real estate for several years, working with a commercial brokerage in Ithaca. He has been personally buying and selling investment property for years, while working full-time as a Building Systems Engineer, Green Building Consultant, and Facility manager.
He is a LEED Certified Green Building expert (with 2 patents for Green Home building system), a Home Energy Rater, the former Executive Director of Building Performance Contractors (BPCA) Association of NY, National Renewables Energy Laboratories – Multifamily advisory board member, an ENERGY STAR partner, and so much more.
Locally, Cliff is known for his work at Performance Systems Consulting, a committee member of the Ithaca High Performance Building District, and member of the Residential Energy Score Project advisory committee. Cliff lives in Lansing with wife, Eileen Stout (recent past-owner of Rogues Harbor Inn), and their amazing 12-year old daughter.
Cliff has joined the A Team of RealtyUSA , led by Kristin Ahlness, out of a desire to work with more homebuyers and sellers in the residential market. He has an awesome skill-set to help clients interested in understanding Green building and Building Performance, and Investors, too!