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Ken Benassi


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Professional Summary

Ken Benassi has over 20 years experience in the local commercial real estate industry negotiating the acquisition or sale and lease of industrial and commercial properties throughout Hampton Roads. Prior to entering commercial real estate, Ken worked in the industrial gas and welding supply industry where he was trained in “Client Focused” sales and service. This client focus has differentiated Ken and has allowed him to develop strong client relationships as evidenced by the multiple transactions he has been affective for many clients. Whereas many commercial real estate agents focus on a product type, Ken focuses on the client relationship. Ken’s core competency is assisting clients in solving complex real estate issues.


  • HRACRE’s “Deal of the Year”:  2009
  • HRACRE’s “Industrial Deal of the Year”:  2012
  • Hampton Roads Commercial Real Estate Council Production Awards:
    • Platinum Award: 2010, 2011, 2018 
    • Gold Award: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019-2020
    • Silver Award: 2001, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., History
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, M.B.A
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements

  • SIOR Virginia Chapter
  • Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) 
  • Community Service
    • East Beach Buddies Reading Program
    • East Beach Mentor Program
    • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Commissioner 
    • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Commissions: 2018, 2019

Community Service

  •  East Beach Buddies Reading Program
  •  East Beach Mentor Program
  •  Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Commissioner



  • Safelite Glass
  • Rock Bottom Golf
  • Norfolk Dredging
  • Wal-Mart
  • Baylor Enterprises
  • Lumber Liquidators
  • American Maritime Holdings
  • BAE Systems
  • Acoustical Sheetmetal
  • Carrier Enterprises
  • East Coast Repair & Fabricator
  • Luck Stone
  • ODU Real Estate Foundation


  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Royal  Crown Bottling Co
  • Stihl, Inc.
  • Airgas/National Welders Supply
  • WR Vanderschoot
  • Aeroterm


“To me, actions speak louder than words and you have shown your ability to work hard to get the job done right. I look forward to working with you on future real estate purchases.” 

Dudley Ware
Norfolk Dredging Company

“Ken Benassi spent countless hours working through strategies, reviewing plans and possibilities and using his knowledge and relationships to meet our needs.”

Hank Lingerfelter
Virginia Natural Gas


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office

Featured Research

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Q4 2022 Norfolk Industrial Research Report

Norfolk Industrial Market Experiences Over Two Million Square Feet of Positive Net Absorption During 2022
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Q3 2022 Norfolk Industrial Research Report

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Featured News

Jun 26, 2019

Colliers International Announces Sale of 4.19 Acres On Elizabeth River in Norfolk

Colliers International’s Norfolk office is pleased to announce the sale of the 4.19-acre parcel at 533 Front Street in Norfolk from Moon Engineering Co. Inc. to The Breeden Company, Inc. for $3.3 million.
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