Tyler Bennett is the founder and CEO of Bennett Companies, which he formed in 2016 to create a vertically integrated commercial real estate firm based in Holmdel, New Jersey.
He has been in the real estate industry for over sixteen years, during which time he has completed more than 400 transactions on the worth more than $1 billion in value and multiple development projects in the retail, office, hospitality, and multi-family space.
Tyler’s vision was to create a fully integrated commercial real estate firm that focuses on both development of multi-family and commercial development (Bennett Development) as well as advisory services (Bennett Realty & Development) all under the umbrella of Bennett Companies, which embodies his trail-blazing and entrepreneurial vision.
Throughout Tyler’s career on the advisory side, he has completed transactions with some of the world’s largest retailers/restaurants including Walmart, McDonalds, Wendy’s, TD Bank, Walgreens, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kay Jewelers, Sherwin Williams, and many others. He has also completed transactions with the World’s Largest Property Owners including Triple Five Group, Brookfield Properties, Kimco Realty, and Westfield.
This diverse 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.
Nearly a decade ago, Tyler began to transition his business into the fee development space, utilizing his relationships and reputation with Fortune 500 Companies who entrusted him to seek, acquire, and construct locations on their behalf: on time and on budget. During this decade, he amassed significant knowledge in the land development space with a focus in the New Jersey region that is riddled with red tape. His depth of experience includes dealing with local land use boards, State Agencies, flood zones, utility authorities, environmentally sensitive sites, areas designated in need of Redevelopment, and Transit Orientated Developments (TODs).
In the last five (5) years Tyler has completed several multifamily development projects in the City of Plainfield (Union County) where he was a visionary for what he felt was a City forgotten. Before other developers believed in this City, Tyler was working hand and hand with the Administration of the City to create an Area in Need of Redevelopment surrounding the Netherwood Train Station which is serviced by NJ Transit. He went on to source, acquire, and obtain full land approvals on four (4) different Transit Orientated Development projects totaling nearly 400 units. This included navigated the local Planning Board, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Union County, FEMA, and Army Corp of Engineers.
In 2021, Tyler became a founding investment partner in a new restaurant start-up; Tio Taco + Tequila Bar. As part of this effort, Tyler is responsible for all related real estate and expansion efforts for the brand. Since the investment, Tyler and his partners have gone on to open three (3) locations in New Jersey (Clifton, Marlboro, and Edison) and under construction in Delaware.
Tyler has been investing and buying real estate since he was eighteen (18) years old, utilizing capital from his first start-up Company, a mobile-detailing business. A self-made success story, Tyler credits his supporting up bringing to much of his success and his relentless and unwavering approach to every single aspect of his business.
Today, among the items above, Tyler focuses on leading Bennett Companies which includes supporting the members of the Team while advising his own clients and brokering transactions.
Tyler Bennett has a BA degree in Political Science from Montclair State University. He is a licensed real estate broker in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys participating in ultra-endurance races and to date has completed some of the most challenging distances in the world; including a 100-mile ultra-marathon.