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Mr. Bendit is the co-chief executive officer of Taconic Investment Partners. Since 1997, Taconic has successfully acquired, developed, redeveloped, and repositioned over
15 million square feet of office, mixed-use, and retail space and more than 3,000 units of for-sale and multi-family rental housing in New York City with select projects in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
Prior to founding Taconic in 1997, Mr. Bendit founded CBC project Properties, which acquired, repositioned and managed over 1 million square feet of office properties in New York and Washington, D.C., as well as several hundred apartment units in the New York metropolitan area. Earlier in his career he was a managing director at Jones Lang Wootton, where he was responsible for property acquisitions, sales and financing for the firm’s international clientele, with a focus on New York, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.
A graduate of The George Washington University, Mr. Bendit sits on the Executive Committee of the Board of Advisors of The George Washington University School of Business and is a member of the Advisory Board of the University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis. Mr. Bendit is actively involved in the educational community. He served two terms as the Manhattan representative to the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department. Mr. Bendit also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of PENCIL, an organization that creates and supports partnerships between public schools and private enterprises. PENCIL serves schools in 5 cities in the US.