Tyler Bennett founded Bennett Realty & Development and serves as CEO of the firm. He has been in the real estate industry for nearly fifteen years, during which time he has amassed significant knowledge of markets throughout the East Coast. Tyler has created a unique boutique real estate firm that focuses solely on the Tenant services platform and the development of properties. His vision was born from his entrepreneur beliefs and core values of a hands-on and precision-driven approach.
Tyler’s breadth of experience includes hundreds of transactions from the Landlord and Tenant Representation side as well as Ground-Up Development Deals. He has consummated deals with; McDonalds, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wendy’s, TD Bank, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, and the largest global landlords including; Triple Five Group, General Growth Properties, and Westfield. This invaluable perspective has earned him an impeccable reputation as a skilled deal maker and relentless professional. His rare insight delivers an unmatched intuitive approach to the transaction.
Through his career he has completed strategic development projects with Kay Jewelers, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Miller’s Ale House Restaurants to name a few and currently has several hundred multi-family units under the development process. His Company maintains a strong development focus on the multi-family sector in concert with Transit Orientated Developments (TOD) throughout New Jersey.
Prior to founding Bennett Realty & Development, Tyler was a founding partner of Winick Realty Group’s New Jersey office where he served as a Managing Partner and Broker of Record. There, he was responsible for adding 1 million square feet of Landlord assignments and a nearly a dozen Tenant accounts as well as the day to day management of the Company’s responsibilities.
Tyler Bennett has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Montclair State University. He is a licensed real estate broker in the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He was also featured as “One to Watch” in Chain Store Age’s annual “Under 40 Rising Stars” issue and has been featured in some of the industry’s leading publications including the Wall Street Journal. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
James Tobin joined Bennett Realty & Development as the VP of Acquisitions based out of our Charlotte, North Carolina office where he will also manage day-to-day operations. With over twenty years of experience in many aspects of the commercial real estate space, James’ focus is on spearheading the firm’s acquisitions and developments in the Southeast. Prior to joining Bennett Realty & Development, James owned and managed a successful boutique commercial real estate company where he specialized in representing high net worth clients on the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of their assets. James’ breadth of experience includes land development, leasing, lender work-outs, and sale dispositions. He also has transacted in the restructuring of debt to position assets for sale. James has worked with large corporations including Santander Bank and Davita Dialysis. In his two decades of experience, James has completed a multitude of complex development deals which include multi-family and retail components. James’ primary effort is focused on sourcing, negotiating, and facilitating the Company’s development deals in Charlotte and throughout the Southeast.
James is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife in their home state of North Carolina.
Joel Dicker has been in the real estate industry for 40 years. His career began on the tenant side with Pathmark where he performed site location research, sales forecasting, and consumer research. From there he went on to work for large retailers including Batus Retail, Jamesway, and A&P in various real estate capacities. In 2009 he made the jump from the tenant side into brokerage where he obtained his real estate licenses in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. His key brokerage clients have included Lerner-Heidenberg, Onyx Equities, and First National Realty Partners. Joel’s focus at Bennett Realty and Development is landlord representation and development. His experience from both sides of the real estate industry provide him with a unique perspective to understand what both tenants and landlords need. This insight and knowledge help to make him successful in choosing the right tenants for his landlord’s availabilities.
Joel graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Urban Studies and resides in Marlboro with his wife Maureen. One of his favorite things to do when not working is to spend time with his children and his 3 grandchildren.
Bill Howard’s focus in the real estate market is in building both STNL and CRE assets for his clientele along with working with private, off market development deals, acquisitions and dispositions. After 37 years in the securities industry, Bill’s first foray into the real estate world was as an original team member and Managing Director of a start-up REIT. The REIT focused on STNL assets and today is approaching $500 million in assets. In addition to being the lead capital raiser, his role also involved acquiring real estate assets and developing lending relationships. Bill brings with him his experience in the securities industry where he serviced and developed significant relationships with global high net worth, accredited, and qualified investors and his REIT experience to Bennett Realty and Development to enhance the comprehensive investment sales platform. His background provides him insight into all aspects of investment sales including diversified retail portfolios, multi-family, industrial, office, and medical properties.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is also active in supporting and working with charitable organizations including the Navy Seal Foundation, the Notre Dame Club of Savannah, the Fresh Air Home of Savannah, and the SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services.
Rick Ramentol brings over 30 years of experience in Real Estate to Bennett Realty & Development where he is responsible for the proactive development of new business opportunities focusing on the retail and hospitality industries. Rick has work on both the tenant and brokerage sides of the business during his career at many companies including Realogy, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Marriott, Burger King, and Extended Stay America. With his corporate real estate and deal making experience, Rick offers a unique perspective to his client’s in their site selection and asset management requirements. Over the course of his career in commercial real estate, he has negotiated over 300 transactions throughout the United States.
Rick holds a BA in Political Science form Villanova University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.