Benchmark Development is a team of seasoned real estate development professionals with substantial experience as developers, builders, and owners.  Areas of particular strength and expertise include hotel development, mixed-use and adaptive re-use projects, single and multi-family residential projects, and single tenant commercial/retail development.


Benchmark’s primary region of influence and activity is the Northeast corridor from NYC to Boston.  We concentrate on the secondary and tertiary markets within the Northeast with strong demand generators such as colleges and universities, research facilities, and high-tech manufacturing.  The principals at Benchmark Development, Michael Charles and Brian Cohan, are both residents of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


Our approach to development leverages the strength of personal relationships.  We believe that through dialogue and face-to-face meetings the true opportunities for the success of a given project are uncovered.  We strive to fully understand, and resolve, the impediments to driving a project successfully forward.   

Benchmark Development   PO  Box 1823   Lenox, MA  01240    413-429-6744