Retail Portfolio

The Shoppes at UTC, University Park, FL
The Shoppes at UTC provides metro Sarasota an eclectic combination of off-price national retailers and top restaurants within a lush tropical display of landscaping enhancing Benderson’s “Shop, Dine, Work, Play” theme.
The District at UTC, Sarasota, FL
The District at UTC combines the Sarasota/Bradenton area’s largest assortment of “big box” retail tenants. Led by the area’s only Super Target, the District provides local consumers the most extensive variety of goods and services available in the market.
Cocoplum Village Shops, North Port, FL
Cocoplum Village Shops is located on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) in North Port, one of the largest and fastest-growing residential communities in Florida. With 30 plus stores, this 300,000+ square foot center has grown to become the largest power strip between Fort Myers and Sarasota.
Eastgate Plaza, Amherst, NY
Located just minutes from Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, downtown Buffalo, and Canada, Eastgate & Eastview Plazas draw shoppers from Lockport, Clarence, Amherst and Lancaster.
Eastview Plaza, Amherst, NY
Located just minutes from Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, downtown Buffalo, and Canada, Eastgate & Eastview Plazas draw shoppers from Lockport, Clarence, Amherst and Lancaster.
Boulevard Consumer Square, Amherst, NY
Boulevard Consumer Square sits in an area with one of the highest total traffic volumes in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls Region, and is just minutes from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo campus with over 28,000 students.
Fairmount Fair, Camillus, NY
Fairmount Fair is located in the main retail corridor in the Camillus/Fairmount area. The center is just minutes from Syracuse University, one of the largest universities in Upstate New York with more than 20,000 students, and just minutes from the New York State Fairgrounds.
Dewitt Commons, Dewitt, NY
Dewitt Commons is ideally situated near the affluent suburbs of Fayetteville and Manlius, and is just minutes from Syracuse University, one of the largest universities in Upstate New York and home to more than 20,000 students.
Market Square, Henrietta, NY
Market Square is located at the hub of retail activity in the Rochester area with numerous retail centers within a one mile radius, including the 1.1 million-square-foot Marketplace Mall.
New Hartford Consumer Square, New Hartford, NY
New Hartford Consumer Square sits at the intersection of two major retail corridors and is just minutes from Sangertown Mall. The center also draws from the nearby Turning Stone Casino and Resort, one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York State.
Howell Commons, Howell, NJ
Howell Commons sits on SR 9, an important commuter link to the Garden State Parkway and a dominant retail and service corridor. The center is also close to I-95 which provides convenient access to the shore communities to the east, as well as Jackson Township to the west, home of Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari.
Gateway Shoppes, Naples, FL
Located on Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) in Naples, Gateway Shoppes & Marketplace Commons are ideally situated on the most heavily traveled retail corridor on the west coast of Florida. The Naples area is known for its affluent population, world-class shopping and challenging golf courses. The area also benefits from year-round tourist traffic.
Town Center at St. Lucie West, Port St. Lucie, FL
Town Center at St. Lucie West is located near the Florida Turnpike and is just minutes from the PGA Country Club, the PGA Golf Club at PGA Village, Florida Atlantic University and St. Lucie County’s 21 miles of white sand beaches known as the “Treasure Coast.”
The Orchard, Orchard Park, NY
The Orchard features a collection of top brand name clothing retailers in a prime location convenient to the affluent population of the Village of Orchard Park. Nearby is Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL Buffalo Bills.
Amsterdam Commons, Amsterdam, NY
Amsterdam Commons is located on Route 30, the primary retail corridor in Amsterdam and a major north-south artery linking Amsterdam to the New York State Thruway.
The Fresh Market Commons, Latham, NY
The Fresh Market Commons serves the areas of Latham and Loudonville in what’s known as “The Capital Region.” This area has very high average household incomes due to the large number of high-tech industries in the area.
Victor Crossing, Victor, NY
Victor Crossing is adjacent to the Eastview Mall and is surrounded by some of the most affluent suburbs in the Rochester area. Average household income within a three mile radius tops $120,000 per year.

Office/Industrial Portfolio

One Canalside, Buffalo, NY
One Canalside is a 165,000-square-foot, mixed-use development featuring office, retail and hotel space creating an exciting addition to Canalside, Buffalo’s new Inner Harbor District. The building is LEED Silver Certified including energy efficient HVAC, LED lighting, electrical & water systems and use of recycled materials.
Sarasota-Bradenton Commerce Center - Sarasota, FL
The Sarasota-Bradenton Commerce Center is conveniently located to offer easy access to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, US 301 and US 41, and is just minutes to I-75 via University Parkway. The complex is comprised of nine professional buildings in a beautifully landscaped, park-like setting ideal for light industrial, distribution, warehousing or manufacturing.
Broadway Development Park, Cheektowaga, NY
Broadway Development Park is located on Broadway Street (Rt. 130), providing direct access to downtown Buffalo, and is just minutes from Greater Buffalo International Airport. The site currently includes five buildings ideally suited for light industrial, manufacturing, warehousing or distribution.
Wells Fargo Advisors Building - Sarasota, FL
Downtown Sarasota’s Wells Fargo Advisors Building has long had a healthy and stable mix of business tenants including attorneys, CPAs, brokers and other businesses vital to the economic success of the community. The graceful, 13-story, white marble building is an iconic structure in the Sarasota skyline.


Founded in 1996, Buffalo Lodging Associates’ reputation is built on delivering exceptional guest experiences in partnership with the hospitality industry’s most respected hotel brands.

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King’s Gate offers sales and leasing of furnished and unfurnished homes and villas, customized home building, and a carefree place in the sun to call home.
Call today for more information or to schedule your personal tour of Kings Gate, Florida’s active resort lifestyle community.
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With over 60 years experience, Benderson Development Company has engineered impressive growth through innovation, insight and determination.

Benderson Development is one of America’s largest privately held real estate companies. Benderson owns and manages over 700 properties encompassing over 40 million square feet in 38 states. The diverse Benderson portfolio includes retail, office, industrial, hotel, residential, and land holdings.


Benderson Development has assembled a skilled managerial team who together facilitate an effective and efficient collaboration in managing and maintaining the company’s extensive property portfolio. Benderson prides itself on providing each tenant with an appropriate environment conducive to its individual business and clientele. The company has received industry-wide recognition from the retail community for its excellence in property management.


Benderson Development has long possessed one of the industry’s most enviable track records when it comes to effective leasing services. The company consistently maintains a high occupancy and renewal rate due to a well-organized and aggressive leasing staff. Benderson’s principal criterion for tenant selection is quality, with strict guidelines that have established and created an attractive and appropriate mix of merchants and merchandise. The ideal mix attracts a broader consumer base, thus encouraging cross-selling options for merchants within each shopping center. With regional leasing offices throughout the country, Benderson personnel are within a short distance of each center within its portfolio.


Benderson staffs its own construction division complete with engineers, architects, draftsmen, project managers, and supervisors. These specialists work with contractors to make sure each project is done effectively, on time and within budget.

Nathan Benderson • In Loving Memory • 1917-2012

At the early age of 16, Nathan Benderson formed his first company, Bison Bottle Co., buying and reselling brewery bottles throughout Buffalo, NY. The challenges that he and his family faced during the Depression left a lifelong impression of how tough things can be, and how important family is. This not only provided a base for his business success, but instilled in him a lasting sensitivity for the less fortunate. In the fall of 1949, Nate purchased a bankrupt brewery in order to take advantage of the excess inventory. The property was eventually redeveloped, marking his first real estate venture. He later formed Benderson Development and through creativity, perseverance and hard work, he drove the growth of the business, creating one of the nation’s largest property development enterprises. The company had a profound impact on the economic and social growth of Western New York, transforming entire areas of Buffalo and its suburbs with new developments, thousands of new jobs, and many millions in new dollars of revenues to both business and government. A tireless and caring optimist, Nate took a prominent role in community leadership, spearheading charitable activity that has affected, and continues to affect, the lives of the disadvantaged. His passion and energy remains legendary, as he organized, persuaded, funded, led and drove forward many charitable causes, organizations and foundations, where he leaves his footprint for those in need in the future.

He later moved to Sarasota, Florida where he continued his charitable and community wide efforts, as well as property development. Out of the public eye, he took great personal interest in the problems and challenges faced by many individuals with whom he came into contact with, providing help and counsel that changed many lives for the better. Continuing his charitable efforts, one of his favorites, given his great love for animals was Nate’s Animal Honor Rescue, a unique and innovative approach to saving the lives of abandoned dogs and cats. ( If he wasn’t working or riding his bike, he loved to be with his family. Nate worked alongside his children and grandchildren. Whether as a husband, father, grandfather, businessman, partner, leader, advisor, or mentor, Nate Benderson had one of the world’s most engaging personalities. He was one of a kind.

Nathan Benderson passed away in 2012 at the age of 94.


Hobby Lobby Sews Up New Location In Cary
National craft and home decor retailer Hobby Lobby officially opened its new store in Cary, NC, on Monday.
The 45,000-square-foot space, owned by Benderson Development, is located at 201 Crossroads Blvd. by the intersection of Interstates 40 and 440.

Feb 21, 2020
Bob's Discount Furniture Opens In Norwalk
Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest-growing furniture retailers in the country, continued its growth momentum with the recent opening of a new location in Norwalk, CT.
Feb 20, 2020
Benderson Development Purchases Interest in Dallas HQ Campus for $218 Million
Benderson Development has increased its real estate holdings in Dallas,TX, with the recent purchase of a ground lease interest under the new headquarters campus of Pioneer Natural Resources.
Feb 17, 2020
Benderson Development Helps Tee Up New Store Openings For PGA TOUR Superstore
PGA TOUR Superstore opens its 41st store and seventh location in Florida at Benderson’s University Town Center in Sarasota.
Jul 26, 2019
The Halal Guys Open at The Boulevard in Amherst
Benderson Development’s The Boulevard in Amherst, NY, now features the region’s first The Halal Guys.
May 13, 2019
Shake Shack now open at University Town Center in Sarasota
The first Shake Shack on the West Coast of Florida officially opened April 16 at University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota.
Apr 22, 2019
PGA TOUR Superstore opens Saturday in Plantation
The first PGA TOUR Superstore in the greater Ft. Lauderdale-area is set to open Saturday.
Apr 22, 2019
BJ's Wholesale Club opens at old Kmart in Clearwater
BJ's Wholesale Club made its debut last week in Pinellas County with the opening of a new store at 26996 U.S. Hwy. 19 N. in Clearwater.
Apr 22, 2019
Decathlon Opens First U.S. Store at Benderson Development's East Bay Bridge Shopping Center
April 12, 2019 -- The world’s largest sporting goods retailer, Decathlon, officially opens its doors today at Benderson Development’s East Bay Bridge shopping center in Emeryville, CA.
Apr 12, 2019
Decathlon Announces Grand Opening at Benderson Development-Owned Emeryville, California, Location
March 22, 2019 --The world’s largest sporting goods retailer and globally-recognized brand, Decathlon, has announced its Grand Opening at the Benderson Development-owned location in Emeryville, California. This is Decathlon’s first major brick-and-mortar store in the U.S. The Grand Opening weekend is scheduled for April 12-14. Click here for entire article.
Mar 27, 2019
Benderson Development makes push west with acquisitions
Company adds several West Coast properties to its portfolio to enhance diversification, relationships
Sep 28, 2018
Publix Now Open at The Shops at Casey Key
Benderson Development has announced that Publix is now open at The Shops at Casey Key in Osprey, Florida
Sep 17, 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods Now Open at University Town Center
Benderson Development has announced that Dick's Sporting Goods is now open at The West District at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida..
Sep 17, 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods Now Open at Cocoplum Village Shops
Dick's Sporting Goods is now open at Benderson Development's Cocoplum Village Shops in North Port, Florida.
Sep 17, 2018
Benderson Acquires Emeryville/Oakland, CA Toys 'r' Us & Babies 'r' Us for $15.6 Million
August 29, 2018 -- Benderson Development announced that it has acquired the Toys 'r' Us and Babies 'r' Us property at 3938 Horton street in Emeryville/Oakland, California.
Aug 29, 2018
Benderson Acquires Chicago Costco
Benderson Development has acquired the Chicago South Loop Costco from the Illinois Medical District for $17.1 million.
Jul 06, 2018
Benderson Development Acquires West Coast Net Lease Portfolio
Benderson Development announced that it has closed on the $89 million purchase of four net-leased properties in Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle and Alaska.
Nov 08, 2017
Fireworks and Santa at University Town Center
December 2, 2016 – Sarasota, FL – Area residents were treated to games, giveaways and free photos with Santa at a festive event centered around the Grand Christmas Tree at The Shoppes at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida.
Dec 14, 2016
Cocoplum Village Shops Celebrates the Holidays
December 10, 2016 - Shoppers enjoyed some holiday cheer at the Benderson Development-owned Cocoplum Village Shops in North Port, Florida, on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Dec 14, 2016
Cocoplum Village Shops Celebrates "Halloween Fest"
Halloween came early this year at the Benderson Development-owned Cocoplum Village Shops in North Port, Florida.
Oct 24, 2016
Cocoplum Village Shops Celebrates New Giraffe Sculptures
Local kids stuck their necks out to participate in a contest to name giraffe sculptures at the Benderson Development-owned Cocoplum Village Shops in North Port, Florida
Apr 21, 2016
The Mall at University Town Center Named "Best Retail Development, Florida" by the International Property Awards
The Mall at University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota, Florida, has two milestones to celebrate this month – its one year anniversary on October 16, and receiving recognition as the “Best Retail Development, Florida” by the International Property Awards.
Oct 07, 2015
Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening at Boulevard Consumer Square
Nordstrom Rack will open their ninth Rack store in New York at the Benderson Development-owned Boulevard Consumer Square shopping center in Amherst on September 3.
Jul 27, 2015
Cabela’s Now Open at Highland Commons Shopping Center
Cabela’s has opened its first store in Massachusetts at the Benderson Development-owned Highland Commons Shopping Center in Hudson-Berlin.
Mar 30, 2015
HomeGoods and DSW Newest Additions to University Town Center
Sarasota, FL -- University Town Center continues its expansion with the grand openings this past week of a 21,564-square-foot HomeGoods at The Shoppes at UTC and a 16,178-square-foot Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) at The District at UTC.
Mar 30, 2015
Blaze Pizza Opens First Tampa Bay Restaurant in University Park
Jan 29, 2015
Chico’s Outlet Opens at Cocoplum Village Shops
FORT MYERS, FL (October 21, 2014) – Chico’s Outlet is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new outlet store at Cocoplum Village Shops. Located at 17775 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL, the 2300 square-foot store will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
Oct 21, 2014
The Mall at University Town Center Debuts in Sarasota, Florida
Thousands of Southwest Florida residents and visitors were the first to shop The Mall at University Town Center ("UTC") at its grand opening today in Sarasota, Fla. Officials celebrated the opening by cutting a ribbon a few minutes before 10 a.m. – just before the mall officially opened for business. Guests were delighted as a flurry of white ticker-tape paper fell from the sky moments after the ribbon was cut.
Oct 16, 2014
Nordstrom Rack Coming To Amherst, NY
The Western New York retail landscape is adding another notch to its designer belt. Nordstrom Rack has confirmed it will build its first area store in Amherst’s Boulevard Consumer Square. The store will be located directly adjacent to Target, to the east of Target’s entrance.
May 22, 2014
First Watch to Open at Cocoplum Village Shops
SARASOTA, FL February 12, 2014 - Award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant First Watch has announced plans to open its first restaurant in North Port, Florida, at Cocoplum Village Shops.
Feb 17, 2014
Trader Joe's Opens First Buffalo Area Store
Trader Joe's has opened its first store in the Buffalo, New York, area at Boulevard Consumer Square, a Benderson Development-owned shopping center on Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst.
Oct 22, 2013
Publix Opens New Store at Lockwood Commons
Publix Super Markets, Inc. opened its newest store in the Bradenton area at Lockwood Commons, a Benderson Development-owned shopping center at 4240 53rd Avenue East.
Oct 22, 2013
Cabela's Construction to Begin in Cheektowaga
Construction on a new 90,000-square-foot store, which will serve the greater Buffalo area, is scheduled to begin this fall. Cabela’s expects to open the store – its first New York location – in the fall of 2014.
Jun 06, 2013
Cabela's Opening First Store in Massachusetts
SCARBOROUGH - Cabela’s, the Nebraska-based hunting, fishing and outdoors retailer, is opening a new location in Hudson/Berlin. The store will be the company’s first in Massachusetts.
Jun 06, 2013
Hobby Lobby Opens at Pinebrook Square
SARASOTA, FL May 20, 2013 –Hobby Lobby, a national leader in the arts and crafts industry, opened today at Pinebrook Square, 8440 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. The building, formerly occupied by Big Lots, underwent an expansion and renovation to house the new store. A Grand Opening is planned for Friday, May 24.
May 22, 2013
Hobby Lobby Grand Opening at Beneva Pointe Shopping Center
SARASOTA, FL May 15, 2013 –Hobby Lobby, a national leader in the arts and crafts industry, opened today and will hold a Grand Opening on May 20 at the newly developed Beneva Pointe shopping center, 8195 S. Tamiami Trail.
May 16, 2013
Five Guys Opens at Cocoplum Village Shops
SARASOTA, FL May 14, 2013 – Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open its first location between Sarasota and Fort Myers at Cocoplum Village Shops in North Port on May 15.
May 14, 2013
Hobby Lobby is a registered trademark of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Trader Joe's is a registered trademark of The Trader Joe's Company. Cabela's is a registered trademark of Cabela's, Inc. TJ Maxx is a registered trademark of TJ Maxx, Inc.Publix is a registered trademark of Publix Super Markets, Inc.


This is an exciting time at Benderson Development. With the move of our Corporate Office to Sarasota, Florida, opportunities will continue to provide career growth for Associates. And, at Benderson Development, the key ingredient to success is our Associates! With them, we have achieved a very stable work environment and remarkable growth during the last 50 years!

Our employees are highly motivated and dynamic, committed to excellence and enjoy everyday challenges. The typical Benderson Associate is a self-starter who possesses the ability to address situations creatively and offer practical solutions. Being a privately held company enables individuals the opportunity to showcase their talents throughout the company. Most importantly, Benderson Development provides an environment that facilitates personal growth and an opportunity for advancement. If a fast paced, high intensity atmosphere is what you seek, then Benderson has a career path for you.

Benderson Development recognizes Associate contributions through offering competitive wages and an array of benefits, including but not limited to, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and 401(k) investment opportunities. The Company conducts reference and background checks as well as drug testing of qualified candidates for employment.

Benderson Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity, and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest and conviction record, national origin, military service or any other legally protected class.

Career Opportunities

It is often difficult to provide career opportunities for everyone at any given time. At Benderson Development, we take a unique approach to recruitment of potential associates. All positions are critical to the ongoing and future success of our organization. Most often, positions are filled when a qualified candidate expresses interest in joining our Team as a career, not when a job is open. Interest in joining our Team is very important, more so than the present availability of a position. Thus, we list positions that:

  • · require very specific qualifications, but opportunities are not always available. Serious consideration is given when the appropriate candidate is interested; or
  • · are presently open, through continued growth of current associates

Finally, if you do not see a position description that meets your qualifications, we would be delighted to receive your resume and take you into consideration in becoming a part of our team. All resumes received are kept confidential. Candidates whose resumes closely match our job qualifications are contacted. Resumes of candidates that are emailed to us for potential future opportunities are maintained in an electronic database that is accessed when a position becomes available.

You may submit your resume and cover letter, online in text format or email to You may also fax your resume and cover letter to 716-878-9640 attention Human Resources.

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Corporate Headquarters

7978 Cooper Creek Boulevard
Suite 100
University Park, Florida 34201
P: 941-359-8303
F: 941-359-1836

Regional Office

570 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
P: 716-886-1100
F: 716-886-2269