Nathan Benderson


Company Founder Nathan Benderson got his start at age 16 buying and selling bottles from breweries. In 1949, he purchased and later redeveloped a  brewery in Buffalo, New York, marking the first of many of his successful real estate ventures and the beginning of Benderson Development.


Today, we celebrate eight decades of growth and achievement in our industry. Under the leadership of three generations of the Benderson family, the company has grown to become one of the largest privately owned real estate development companies in the country.


From its origins in Buffalo, New York, our portfolio has grown nationally to include over 50 million square feet in 40 states. We own a diverse collection of properties, including market-dominant and specialty centers, grocery-anchored centers, warehouse/industrial properties, offices and award-winning hotels.

Benderson Development - University Park, FL
Highland Commons


As a company that has been operating for over 70 years, our relationships are strong and serve as the foundation to our business. Benderson is known for its long-term vision and ownership, leasing, award-winning property management and its ability to transform properties or “Bendersize” them into highly successful assets. Led by a skilled and seasoned management team, the company is fully integrated with in-house professionals for all aspects of the real estate equation.