Novel Property Ventures has an invaluable team of experts who are constantly looking for
new investment opportunities in addition to improving the quality of life for residents.
Bennat Berger is an entrepreneur versed in commercial real estate acquisitions and multifamily property development. As a principal of Novel Property Ventures, he seeks properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as certain areas of the Southeast. He oversees Novel’s acquisitions, property management, and development, and hopes to continue to diversify Novel’s portfolio and build a model organization for property development and management. Bennat credits Novel’s success to great personnel and even better teamwork.
Raised in Manhattan and San Diego, Bennat Berger graduated from Torrey Pines High School and went on to graduate from Dartmouth College in 2006. At Dartmouth, he studied English and creative writing and graduated with a BA in English in 2006. Bennat wrote for The Dartmouth Free Press, was a member of Bones Gate and led two Project Preservation trips to Eastern Europe with Dartmouth College Hillel. Through Project Preservation, he helped restore Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and Ukraine that had been destroyed during World War II.
Following a brief period with a Bronx-based real estate firm after college, Bennat joined Quantum Partners as director of development. From 2007 through 2009, he managed development of the 98-unit, 20-story Tempo condominium building in Gramercy Park. Tempo would be the first of many high-end projects Bennat would oversee in New York.
After Quantum, Bennat entered the acquisitions division at Kushner Companies, where he sourced deals on multifamily residential properties in New York. In 2011, he left Kushner to become cofounder of BCB Properties and soon acquired the historic Atlantic Gardens mixed-use multifamily / retail properties in downtown Brooklyn. He has since acquired, developed and sold over 50 commercial and multifamily properties in the East Village, Harlem, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Park Slope and elsewhere throughout New York City.
Andrew Miller recently joined Novel as a Principal, where he is responsible for sourcing new acquisitions and also for establishing relationships with new partners. Prior to joining Novel, Andrew founded Excelsior Equities where he led the acquisition of 1,100 apartments and oversaw all aspects of company operations.
Before Excelsior, Andrew served as an Acquisitions Director for ABS Partners Real Estate in Manhattan. In that capacity, Andrew was responsible for the purchase of three 100,000 plus square foot office buildings in Manhattan. Before serving as an Acquisitions Director, Andrew was a Commercial Real Estate Broker at ABS and managed the marketing, evaluation and disposition of over a million square feet of office and residential property.
Andrew has also been active in his family’s business, Miller Realty Associates (MRA), serving as a consultant on deal structuring and market analyses. MRA currently owns approximately 750,000 square feet of retail space and approximately 600,000 square feet of office space in New York City and Long Island. MRA also has a successful track in development having delivered over 2,000 condominiums and single family homes in different projects throughout Long Island.
Mr. Miller holds a B.S. from Baruch College with a concentration on both Real Estate and Finance.