ABOUT THE DEVELOPER:
The developer of Arverne by the Sea, Arverne by the Sea LLC, is a joint venture between The Benjamin Companies and the Beechwood Organization. There are numerous residential and commercial projects completed by these parent companies. Together, they have completed over 200 developments and thousands of housing units. These two local, highly successful, award-winning development companies have an incomparable history of outstanding success in the real estate industry. Today their partnership has culminated in their most inspired master plan, Arverne By the Sea in the Rockaways. When complete, this mixed-use community will have approximately 2,300 homes and be the largest revitalization project in the northeast.
Just after Hurricane Sandy, Arverne by the Sea LLC, through its General Contracting arm, Rockaway Beach Blvd. Construction Co. LLC., was contacted by the City of New York and asked to participate in the New York City Rapid Repairs Program as one of the prime contractors. The joint venture started repairs on their first home in early January 2013 and to date have completed over 700 repairs. Rockaway Beach Blvd. Construction Co. LLC is currently one of the remaining primary contractors working in the New York City Rapid Repair Program and has also been selected as one of the ‘clean up’ contractors. Arverne by the Sea LLC looks forward to continuing their partnership with the City of New York and the Rapid Repairs Program.
The Benjamin Companies
The Benjamin Companies of New York is a nationally acclaimed real estate development and management company. With a reputation for innovative residential and commercial developments, The Benjamin Companies is guided by commitment to community and building in harmony with the environment. Founded by Alvin Benjamin in the early 1960’s, The Benjamin Companies today employs over 200 people with in-house staff with expertise in planning, development, construction, property management, sales and finance. From Mr. Benjamin’s first Long Island apartment developments to the company’s residential, office and professional building properties today, the Benjamin Companies have always been a market leader in responding to residential, commercial and community desires and needs.
The Benjamin Companies imprint extends from the New York metropolitan region, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and as far as Florida. Over the past four decades, The Benjamin Companies portfolio has grown to encompass the construction and renovation of over 25,000 residential apartments and homes with a combined development cost in excess of $300 million, the development of over 500,000 square feet of office space, shopping center developments on Long Island and in New Jersey, and the development and management of many mixed-use communities.
The Beechwood Organization
The Beechwood Organization is Long Island’s largest homebuilder and developer of sophisticated lifestyle communities ranked at the fore of privately owned builders nationwide. Since 1985 and for over 30 years, Beechwood has built more than 7,000 homes in 60 communities across the New York metro area with new sites in development. Beechwood utilizes the services of nationally recognized land planners, architects, engineers, legal counsel and an in-house construction management team to create architecturally distinctive homes of the highest caliber. Brand names include Arverne by the Sea, Bishops Pond, Country Pointe, Harbor Pointe, Marina Pointe and Meadowbrook Pointe.
Transitioning from small regional builder to award-winning national leader, in 2017, Beechwood ranked 116th in the Top 400 Housing Giants in the United States by Professional Builder Magazine. For four years running in has been Residential Developer of the Year and “the most prolific home builder on Long Island” by Long Island Business News. Founder and CEO Michael Dubb is renowned for his innovative and forward thinking in “not just selling a home, but a lifestyle” with signature quality construction and design for the way sophisticated buyers and renters want to live and entertain today. Beechwood holds dear its commitment to thoughtful land planning and design, repurposing underutilized land, building in harmony with nature and creating a benefit for the local community.