Benchmark Real Estate Group is a real estate investment and management firm specializing in the acquisition and re-positioning of New York City multifamily assets through a value-add private equity fund structure. Founded in 2009 by Jordan Vogel and Aaron Feldman, Benchmark has acquired more than 1,000 apartments with a cumulative market value of over $1 billion. Together, the pair have built a vertically integrated firm and are directly involved in all aspects of the acquisition, re-positioning and/or redevelopment process of each property.
Benchmark targets under-managed, undervalued and off-market investments in New York City, where opportunities exist to create value through a more active management approach. Through the team’s experience, Benchmark has demonstrated an ability to create and maximize value through operational efficiencies, local expertise, and hands-on real estate knowledge.
At the forefront of our business philosophy is a passion for real estate investing. When combined with a defined vision for innovative design and lifestyle, and a commitment to customer service, this makes for a unique real estate platform. Simply put, our goal is to create the highest quality residential housing product in every market in which we operate.
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Jordan Vogel has been actively investing in and managing residential real estate in New York City since 2001.
As Co-Founder and Managing Member of Benchmark Real Estate Group, LLC, Jordan oversees all acquisitions for the firm. He has purchased over $1 billion of residential real estate in Manhattan since Benchmark was established in 2009.
Prior to forming Benchmark with Aaron Feldman, Jordan worked under Stephen Siegel (Global Chairman of CBRE) at SG2 Properties, LLC, heading their acquisitions group. While at SG2, Jordan successfully acquired over $600 million worth of residential real estate.
Jordan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University. He is an active marathon runner, having completed the New York City Marathon numerous times.
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Aaron Feldman has been actively investing in and managing residential real estate in New York City since 2005 and, along with Jordan Vogel, founded Benchmark Real Estate Group in 2009.
At Benchmark, Aaron has developed relationships with third-party capital partners and fund investors. Aaron is on the Investment Committee and is in charge of construction and redevelopment and shares responsibilities for asset management and acquisitions.
Prior to forming Benchmark Real Estate Group, Aaron worked at SG2 Properties, LLC, heading their Manhattan Property and Asset Management Group. In this position, Aaron oversaw the daily operations for a portfolio of 500 apartments with a value of $300 million. He was directly responsible for investment performance, which included all aspects of redevelopment, construction, revenue and expense management, marketing and leasing.
A graduate of Tulane University, Aaron is an active member of the Tulane Alumni Board, in addition to being a 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee for his accomplishments as a member of the baseball team. He actively participates in several charities, including New York Restoration Project and Grow NYC.
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Brian Dooley is a Principal of the company and joined Benchmark in October of 2018. He works closely with the founders Jordan Vogel and Aaron Feldman in all operations of the Company including the acquisition, disposition, financing and asset management of Benchmark’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Dooley was a First Vice President in CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services division, based in Manhattan, where he specialized in both tenant and landlord representation. During his time at CBRE, Mr. Dooley successfully negotiated more than 2,500,000 sq. ft. of transactions. His primary role was to facilitate, manage and execute both the acquisition and disposition processes for clients in New York City.
Prior to CBRE, Mr. Dooley worked as a Financial Analyst with the Financial Sponsors Group at Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Dooley received a BA from Hofstra University. He currently resides in Upper Brookville, New York with his wife Ashley and their three children.
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