ABOUT

MAS Development
 

MAS Development is a privately-owned, fully-integrated real-estate operating company focused on acquiring, owning, developing and managing investment properties across the Southeast region and the Caribbean.

 

With decades of combined industry experience, we are known for driving sound, fundamental practices to real estate development and construction. Our focus is to identify quality investment properties that are uniquely positioned for future growth.

 

The firm’s continued success is driven by our superior leadership team, and complemented by fully-integrated systems, cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions. We provide hands on management across all stages of the development process including but not limited to; site identification, acquisition, planning, design, entitlements, financial analysis, construction and disposition.

 

Diversification and Risk Management play a key role in our strategic planning. We maintain a detailed due diligence process including physical inspections and monetary and marketing evaluations to help us to identify profitable opportunities aligned with our client’s investment strategy.

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OUR FOUR PILLARS
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 TEAMWORK

As a boutique development firm, our experienced management team works collaboratively on all projects with open communication. This results in efficient decision-making and a sound investment philosophy.

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 RELATIONSHIPS

We have a vast network of relationships with premiere architects, developers, brokers, professional consultants, and government municipalities that allow us access to a variety of opportunities, many of which are not widely marketed.

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 INNOVATION

We offer a unique, forward-thinking perspective when it comes to our acquisition and development strategies. Our ability to capitalize our expertise across multiple company disciplines, gives us a cutting edge when evaluating the opportunities and risks associated with an investment.

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 VALUE

Our focus is always to bring value. Our trusted investors and clients rely on our expertise when it comes to finding intrinsic value in the market.

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Meet Your Team of Trusted Partners
 
OUR TEAM

David Perez

Director of Construction

David Perez

Director of Construction

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David Perez
Director of Construction
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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 with honors. Mr. Perez went on to work at INCA Architects in Grenoble, France, where he served as Project Manager overseeing technical architecture and construction for a number of projects. Upon his arrival in the United States, Mr. Perez began working with OneCore Construction, overseeing the development of commercial offices, single-family homes, and multifamily development.

 

Today, Mr. Perez serves as Director of Construction for MAS Development, adding both national and international real estate expertise to the team. Mr. Perez is responsible for the development of multiple commercial offices, medical buildings, and townhome communities. Mr. Perez is trilingual - speaking French, Spanish and English fluently. He is also the winner of numerous awards for his work as an architect and was awarded 1st place in the Minimaousse Competition at ENSAG.

Alan Benenson
President
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Mr. Benenson is the President of MAS Development, a real estate investment, acquisition, and entitlement firm focusing on development projects, land acquisition, and land entitlements, across a variety of asset classes.  Mr. Benenson has been extensively involved in the acquisition of land, design, project valuation, entitlement process, development, and disposition of over 3 million square feet of real estate.  Mr. Benenson has successfully grown the land entitlement division, including the acquisition and entitlement of large tracts of land, with disposition to both national builders and REITs as well as private developers.

Prior to MAS Development, Mr. Benenson co-founded Universal Storage Group as owner/developer and was responsible for the acquisition, construction management, and development of several self-storage facilities across South Florida and Puerto Rico totaling over 550,000 square feet.

Mr. Benenson worked at Post Shell Improvements and Lotspeich Company, where he served as Project Manager and oversaw estimation, construction scheduling, cost tracking, contract negotiation, and project management.  Later, Mr. Benenson founded Futurex Construction, which provided general contracting services for both commercial and residential projects and served as the sponsor and developer/general partner on various projects as well.

Mr. Benenson is a licensed general contractor and licensed real estate salesperson.  Mr. Benenson holds a B.S. in Buildings Construction from the University of Florida and graduated with high honors.

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Nico Chami
Director of Land Acquisitions
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Mr. Chami was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He attended Florida International University where he received a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in International Business and Marketing. Mr. Chami then went on to join the Zylberglait Group at Marcus & Millichap as a Senior Financial Analyst, where he underwrote over 1MM square feet of real estate assets including office, industrial, multi-family, and retail totaling over $900MM in value.


Currently, Mr. Chami serves as Director of Land Acquisitions for MAS Development, supporting the company across a number of categories including but not limited to:  land acquisitions, valuation, market analysis, underwriting, operations, negotiations, financial modeling, and the entitlement process. Mr. Chami has contributed to the purchasing of over 5MM square feet of real estate across asset classes including residential, and industrial, amongst others. His industry expertise, paired with his advanced analytical skills allows Mr. Chami to maximize value and generate the highest of investment returns for the firm.

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Nika Zyryanova
Director of Land Entitlement
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Ms. Zyryanova was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia and moved to Florida in 2015. She is a graduate from Florida International University with a master’s degree in International Real Estate. Ms. Zyryanova obtained her bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining the MAS Development, she served as a Research Specialist of Urban Development at the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, focusing on real estate development trends, market competitiveness, economic analysis, demographic data analytics, and planning advisory services to local jurisdictions.


As Director of Land Entitlement, Ms. Zyryanova’s primary role is to take prospective projects through the feasibility and entitlement process. She is responsible for projects future development viability and development approvals. She also manages and directs all aspects of the due diligence and entitlement process for new developments, including but not limited to general plan amendments, zoning changes, site plan approvals, and engineering approvals.

Alan Benenson

President

Nico Chami

Director of Land Acquisitions

Nico Chami

Director of Land Acquisitions

Nika Zyryanova

Director of Land Entitlement

ADVISORY BOARD

Michael Klinger

Saber Real Estate Advisors

Managing Partner

Saber Real Estate Advisors

Managing Partner

Michael Klinger

Keith Poliakoff

Government Law Group
Partner

Keith Poliakoff

Government Law Group
Partner

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Michael Klinger
Saber Real Estate Advisors
Managing Partner

Michael Klinger spent over a decade sourcing, structuring and managing real estate investments and developments for The Blackstone Group and The Related Companies. Mr. Klinger has structured and managed private equity real estate transactions worldwide including the acquisitions of office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, land and publicly traded real estate companies. He has developed a number of high-rise condominiums in both New York City and Chicago, and was instrumental in the acquisition of LR Development, a Chicago-based real estate development firm.


Mr. Klinger is the Managing Partner and Founder of Saber Real Estate Advisors - a real estate development and private equity firm he based in Aventura, FL and Armonk, NY, specializing in retail, residential and mixed-use assets that make up over $1.5 billion in transactions.

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Keith Poliakoff
Government Law Group
Partner

Keith Poliakoff brings to clients substantial knowledge of representing local governments along with extensive experience in representing parties before local governments throughout Florida, including all aspects of developer representation relating to land use, zoning, development agreements, and all other entitlements. Keith has represented communities opposed to neighboring developments. His representation includes numerous community and homeowner associations, and he has been highly successful in fostering neighborhood compatibility. Furthermore, Keith serves as counsel to numerous banks, corporations, and even individuals seeking guidance relating to code enforcement violations and municipal liens.

As Town Attorney to the Town of Southwest Ranches, Keith has knowledge and experience in issues unique to Florida governmental entities, such as annexation, municipal liability, RLUIPA, Bert Harris Act, conflict resolution, the Public Records Act, Government in Sunshine, and laws pertaining to ethics and elections. He has worked on all types of matters affecting a municipal government, including the creation of comprehensive plans, developing zoning codes, code enforcement, drafting ordinances and resolutions, and he has presided over countless meetings and quasi-judicial matters. Further, Keith has defended the town in numerous litigation matters, including a lawsuit challenging the municipality’s incorporation. He has counseled elected officials on ethics laws, election laws, disclosure requirements, and conflicts of interest, and he has authored a variety of opinions on these subject matters.

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Joel Eidelstein
New Wave Loans / LocalPaper
Managing Partner

Joel Eidelstein is the Managing Partner and Founder of New Wave Loans Residential, LLC and Rivo Alto Capital Funding, LLC. With a focus on strategy and investor relations, Mr. Eidelstein serves as a trusted advisor to a number of high-net-worth individuals and family offices. He is responsible for the structure, acquisition and management of approximately $400M in assets and origination of approximately $587M in loans for both residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Eidelstein operates what is arguably the largest private lender in the State of Florida. He has directly funded and subsequently managed the investment of over $1 Billion in real estate related assets including first mortgage fundings, NNN single tenant properties, real estate tax liens, and multi-family residential buildings.

 

As one of the Principals of LocalPaper, Mr. Eidelstein is a Managing Partner and operates an online platform used to fund mortgages both from crowdfunding and family offices. Mr. Eidelstein graduated from Brandeis University in May 1988 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English Literature.

Joel Eidelstein

New Wave Loans / LocalPaper

Managing Partner