Bennat Berger | Cofounder and Principal
Novel Property Ventures
Over the course of his career, real estate entrepreneur Bennat Berger has amassed a series of accomplishments in acquisitions and development, notably in New York City’s multifamily marketplace. The Manhattan native moved to San Diego at age 12 and graduated from Torrey Pines High School before enrolling at Dartmouth College. From 2002 through 2006, Bennat took courses in English literature and creative writing at Dartmouth, where he wrote for The Dartmouth Free Press and later won an award for his short fiction. While there, Bennat also took part in Dartmouth College Hillel’s Project Preservation, through which he led two separate trips to restore Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe. In June 2005 and 2006, Bennat and his classmates traveled to Belarus and Ukraine, respectively, and undertook painstaking efforts to rebuild cemeteries that had been destroyed under Nazi occupation. After graduation, Bennat moved back to New York and began a career in real estate.
Following periods at a law firm and a construction company, Bennat Berger accepted a role as director of development with Quantum Partners and subsequently oversaw construction of the Tempo building in Manhattan, a 20-story condominium tower with 98 luxury units based in Gramercy Park. At the end of his tenure with Quantum, Bennat would continue his work in multifamily development and acquisitions at Kushner Companies.
In 2011, Bennat cofounded Novel Property Ventures and, that same year, purchased buildings that would set the tone for later success in multifamily acquisitions and development. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the 70,000-square-foot mixed-use retail and residential block known as Atlantic Gardens lay in close proximity to the then-unfinished Barclays Center.
Bennat Berger and his team at Novel have also worked on various multifamily projects in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village and other popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan. More information on Bennat and Novel Property Ventures is available at novelpropertyventures.com