DENVER — Avanti Residential has selected Richard Bennion as Managing Director. In this role, Bennion will be responsible for strategic growth and institutional capital relationships. Bennion most recently worked at PEF Advisors, where he led the capital formation of a $100 million fund focused on affordable housing and was a member of the company’s senior leadership team and investment committee. Prior to joining PEF Advisors, he worked at Carmel Partners. Bennion received a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.