Ralph Benzakein, LEED AP, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Cresa Long Island

999 Walt Whitman Road
Suite 301
Melville, NY 11747
United States
631.424.4888 main
631.424.4888 x302 dd
516.426.8941 cell
631.424.4897 fax
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Since 2004, Ralph has been a partner of Cresa Long Island. His clients appreciate his in-depth knowledge of the Long Island market, as well as his honesty and perseverance.

Ralph takes great pride in his specialty of Tenant Representation and providing conflict-free advice to his clients and being engaged with the largest tenant-rep firm in North America.

Ralph is the only real estate advisor on Long Island to have achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional designation. The LEED® AP designation demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles, which he uses to assist tenants in creating sustainable work spaces.

Ralph also holds the SIOR Office Specialist designation from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and is active on the local and national level, having served as President of the NY Downstate Chapter. The SIOR designation awarded only to a small percentage of commercial real estate professionals. It is a professional achievement for highly qualified commercial real estate practitioners with a strong transactional history in brokerage, fee-based services, or executive management.

Ralph began his commercial real estate career as an Associate at Newmark Knight Frank, where, he received the Rising Star Award from CIBS of Long Island.

Ralph has been involved in transactions with firms such as Bertelsmann, Weight Watchers, Ameriprise, Bankers Conseco Life, Bostwick Laboratories, Bioreclamation, American Tire Distributors, Amerisource Bergen, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Sub-Zero/Wolfe, Liberty Mutual Insurance and numerous other organizations. 


  • Member - SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • Past President - NY Downstate Chapter - SIOR
  • Board Member - CIBS - Commercial Industrial Brokers, Long Island
  • New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Member USBGC Long Island Chapter


  • CoStar Power Broker

  • CIBS Rising Star Award

  • Most Creative Commercial Deal - Long Island Business News


Property Available Space Rental Rate
999 Stewart Avenue
999 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
25,000 SF Call for Details
One Michael Avenue
Farmindale, NY 11735
13,820 Square Feet - part of a 23,800 Square Foot single - story office building Call for details

Select Clients

Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk County

US Mortgage

Smith & Brink

Protravel International Inc.

Health And Welfare Council of Long Island

Special Olympics of New York

Assigned Risk Solutions


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Bostwick Laboratories Uniondale, NY  70,000 
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Holbrook, NY  50,000