Building for Life

Developer, Builder, Owner and Manager of
Residential and Commercial Properties Nationwide


The Benjamin Companies, headquartered in Garden City, New York, is a nationally acclaimed real estate development and management company. With a reputation for innovative residential and commercial developments, The Benjamin Companies is guided by a commitment to community and building in harmony with the environment.

Founded in the early 1960’s by Alvin Benjamin, The Benjamin Companies employs over 300 people with a vertically integrated staff comprised of in-house expertise in planning, development, construction, marketing and sales, property management, finance and legal. From Mr. Benjamin’s initial affordable senior housing developments to current residential and commercial properties, The Benjamin Companies has always been a leader in anticipating and responding to market and community needs.

The Benjamin Companies has long been recognized for its wide range of projects, including smart-growth multi-use integrated communities, affordable housing, luxury homes in gated communities, high rises, townhouses and state-of-the-art corporate centers and health care facilities. The company's imprint extends from the New York metropolitan region, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to Florida. Over the past five decades, The Benjamin Companies portfolio has encompassed combined development costs exceeding $2 billion.

Over the past decade, The Benjamin Companies signature New York projects, including The Greens at Half Hollow in Melville; Corporate Courthouse Center, Court Plaza Senior Apartments, and Islip Landing in Central Islip; and Arverne By The Sea in Queens, have positioned the company as a leader in the field of adaptive reuse. These projects represent the innovative and environmentally sensitive repurposing of land and/or structures to enhance and revitalize communities. Arverne-By-The-Sea, recognized as a model smart-growth community, is the largest revitalization project in the Northeast, and at its completion, will have approximately 2,300 homes, over 120,000 square feet of retail space, and will feature a 44,000 square foot YMCA.