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Our Story – What Makes Us Different

What makes us different?  The single most significant differentiator is the deep and broad domain expertise of our three co-founders, Peter Holland, Ron Zappile and Raymond Nomizu. Together, the three principals have nearly 100 years of combined real estate experience. They have managed significant global real estate portfolios, closed hundreds of millions of dollars in lease and purchase acquisitions, and led numerous turnaround efforts either as practitioners or as consultants.

In 2010, the three co-founders met to pursue a long-standing goal that was shared among many in the corporate real estate profession: to build a rigorous, industry-standard benchmarking service. Over the course of three years, they conducted focus groups with industry thought leaders, developed working definitions, and developed and field-tested their prototypes with over 30 corporate real estate executives. In parallel with forming Bench Core LLC’s process and methodology, they built a powerful and sophisticated software tool.  At the same time, CoreNet Global, the recognized leading association of corporate real estate executives, was hearing a clear demand from members for a rigorous benchmarking tool.

In 2013, the two entered into a collaborative partnership. CoreNet Global launched its branded corporate real estate benchmarking service utilizing Bench Core LLC’s proprietary software and service. The service proved extremely popular, and by 2015 nearly 40 CoreNet Global members had signed up.

By 2016, CoreNet Global had accomplished its goal of launching an important member-focused industry service and was ready to see the service move to the next level. Both parties decided that members would be best served by an independent benchmarking service. With a critical mass of participants and metrics, Bench Core LLC launched on its own in July, 2016.

The three co-founders are continuing to deliver and enhance the BenchCoRE service. Since our launch, we have expanded our services, and continue to deliver the same quality of analysis and insight that has earned us our reputation for excellence. Every portfolio uploaded into the system is reviewed and validated by the leadership team, ensuring continuity. Members work directly with, and receive immediate responses from, the leadership team, supported by capable analysts.

As Bench Core continues to expand, we would be honored to include your company as a member of this industry-leading effort.

The BenchCoRE Team

Peter Holland

Peter Holland

Co-Founder of BenchCoRE

  • Frequent Corporate Real Estate author and speaker
  • Principal at Goman & York, a national real estate consulting firm
  • Senior Vice President of The Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Ran 8 million square foot portfolio
  • COO and CFO of CoreNet Global
Ron Zappile

Ron Zappile

Co-Founder of BenchCoRE

  • Variety of senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation
  • UTC’s Director of Global Real Estate Operations (110+MSF portfolio)
  • Developed / implemented industry best practices for CRE portfolio management
  • Former CEO, CoreNet Global
  • Real Estate Instructor at New York University
Raymond Nomizu

Raymond Nomizu

Co-Founder of BenchCoRE

  • Extensive background leading real estate consulting engagements
  • Expert Adviser, North America Leader in Real Estate, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Vice President, Transwestern Investment Company
  • Led $200 million residential real estate portfolio
  • Real estate attorney
Daniel Elman

Daniel Elman

  • Real estate marketing and communications expertise
  • Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications for Otis Elevator Co. and United Technologies Corp.
  • Executive Director of CoreNet Global Connecticut/Westchester chapter;  consultant to two other CoreNet Global chapters

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