When you begin to pore over the resume of real estate leader Randy Benderson, you may be inclined to drop your jaw. And that’s okay. But then, when you hear how his company, Benderson Development, came into being through the hands of his father, your jaw-drop may slowly turn into a smile. And that’s okay, too.
Benderson Development prides itself on developing, owning, and managing real estate covering more than 40 million square feet. These real estate holdings include more than 350 shopping centers and retail stores in 38 states, including Alaska, Florida, and states in between. They also include 40 hotels in Ontario, Canada, as well as Florida and other states under the Marriott, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Choice, and Carlson brands.
Benderson Development additionally owns more than 33 industrial and office properties in the southeastern and northeastern parts of the United States. On top of this, it owns a residential community for those ages 55 and over in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Without a doubt, the Benderson name is synonymous with real estate and financial success. But things weren’t always that way. Nathan Benderson, the father of Randy Benderson, began making business deals as a young child and eventually bought his own beverage factory, but he couldn’t keep it afloat. He then decided to buy a brewery, and that catapulted him into real estate development. However, as he dabbled in development, he ended up making some pretty sour deals. Nonetheless, he was persistent and became known for his detailed approach to deals, his many insightful questions, and his strong work ethic.
Nathan Benderson eventually made it big in the real estate world, and he no doubts passed down his character traits to his son. Real estate is clearly in Randy Benderson’s blood, and his successes will surely continue to speak for themselves in the days, months, years, and perhaps even decades that lie before us.