A hard work ethic combined with passion have helped Benderson Development to achieve high levels of success over the past 60 years. Randy Benderson, the company’s current president, is essentially continuing the work that Nathan Benderson, his late father, began. But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task.

After all, how many people could take over their fathers’ companies’ portfolios and go on to oversee 500 properties spanning more than 35 million square feet in the majority of U.S. states? And how many people could lead more than 8,000 employees, inspiring them to operate with the skills and passion needed to keep the biggest U.S. privately held real estate business ahead of the competition?

Probably not many. But Randy has. In fact, he’s made it look easy from Day 1.

His company owns, leases, and manages retail, industrial, residential, office, land, and hotel properties. However, the firm is additionally engaged in hotel development and sales. It furthermore leases and sells both unfurnished and furnished villas and homes, along with customized homes. Its regional offices that handle leasing are located across the country, but the company itself is headquartered in Florida’s University Park.

Randy certainly stands out for his incomparable real estate expertise and zeal. However, he obtained more than a passion for real estate from his father. Continuing his family’s legacy, he remains a major advocate of various causes, particularly those affiliated with Jewish charities that aim to alleviate poverty, supporting elderly individuals, or even rescue troubled animals.

In addition, Randy in late 2017 was named the USRowing Man of the Year, an award bestowed on someone who has contributed in an outstanding way to the men’s rowing field. Randy played an instrumental role in obtaining the bid needed for the United States in 2017 to host the World Rowing Championships for the very first time in two decades. Clearly, Randy excels in just about everything he touches — and that’s great news for those who find themselves fortunate enough to work with him either within real estate or outside of it.

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