With over 20 years of experience, MAS Development, Corp. has been fundamentally involved in all aspects of real estate development and construction in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean. The basis for its consistent success comes from the firm’s agility and adaptability with a focus on detail, innovation, and intelligent decision making processes.
As a developer, the firm is actively involved and directly manages all stages of the process including; site identification, acquisition, planning, design, entitlements, financial analysis, construction and disposition. Our focus is to identify quality land and properties, which are positioned for future growth and development success.
Diversification and Risk Management are key factors in our strategic planning.
The company’s philosophy is simple: “Success is all about the little things”. Attention to detail proves to be the steering factor to successfully achieve our goals and to be relevant in the marketplace.
We continue to invest with a margin of safety and look to create profitable opportunities with a vision of creativity and perseverance.
Mr. Benenson was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Miami in 1983. He attended The University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction in 1990. Upon graduation, Mr. Benenson was employed by Post Shell Improvements, Inc. and Lotspeich Company, where he served as Project Manager on many projects. Mr. Benenson has served as Project Manager for clients such as Miami Herald, Blockbuster, Marshall’s, and Palmetto General Hospital. He is intimately familiar with estimation, construction scheduling, cost tracking, contract negotiation and project management. Mr. Benenson has coordinated and managed many construction projects where he was directly responsible for all sub-contracting companies and all on-site workers. In 1996, Mr. Benenson was the Founder and President of Futurex Construction, Inc. Futurex Construction, Inc. specialized in commercial and residential construction.
As the co-founder of Universal Storage Group, Inc., Mr. Benenson is an owner/developer and is responsible for the construction management and development of several self-storage facilities in Puerto Rico and South Florida totaling over 450,000 square feet.
Mr. Benenson is also the founder of MAS Development Corp. This company serves as the Construction Manager/Developer of several office developments, residential developments, and land acquisition ventures. Mr. Benenson was extensively involved in the acquisition of land, design, entitlement process, development and disposition of over 2 million square feet of real estate. Mr. Benenson is a licensed General Contractor and licensed Real Estate Salesperson and has been in the construction industry and real estate industry since 1990.
Director of Land Acquisition
Jacky was born in Bogota, Colombia and was raised in Miami, FL. He attended Babson College in Massachusetts where he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He also spent time abroad in Shanghai, China where he added to his business acumen. Jacky has worked in a variety of industries that bring marketing, sales, technological and financial skills to our team. He brings real estate development experience from working at Grupo Alan S.A. in Bogota and Cali, Colombia.
Mr. Sasson adds to the MAS Development team in categories such as land acquisition, valuation, market analysis, underwriting, operations, negotiations, financial modeling and navigating processes within different municipalities for land development and the entitlement process.
Mr. Sasson has served in purchasing over 4 million square feet of real estate, and has entitled and approved over 3 million square feet of real estate in asset classes including residential, industrial, and medical, amongst others.
Director of Construction
Mr. Perez was born in France where he studied and developed his career as an architect. He attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure dArchitecture de Grenoble (ENSAG) and graduated in 2006 with an Honor Roll. Upon graduation, Mr. Perez worked at INCA Architects in Grenoble, France, where he served as Project Manager on many projects, specifically being responsible for the technical architecture and construction. Mr. Perez has one numerous awards in France for his work, such as Top Junior Architect and first place in the Minimaousse Competition at ENSAG.
Upon his arrival in the United States, Mr. Perez began working with OneCore Construction as project manager, overseeing the development of commercial offices, single-family homes, and multifamily development. Since joining MAS Development, Mr. Perez has been responsible for the development of commercial offices, medical buildings, and townhome communities. Mr. Perez speaks French, Spanish and English fluently and is highly experienced using all the design and architecture programs, and adds both national and international real estate experience to the MAS Development team.