Sandra Benek is a senior member of the Project Management division of Newmark. Her expertise covers overall project coordination, from inception to completion.
At the commencement of each assignment, Ms. Benek works closely with the end user to understand the full scope of the requirement. With this knowledge, she gathers the Newmark resources necessary for executing a seamless and successful project. She then engages and coordinates the external project team, consisting of consultants, architects, engineers and contractors. In the execution phase, Ms. Benek’s deep experience in programming and developing budget estimates assures that all planning efficiencies and costs are captured at the early stages of the engagement, when budget expectations are being set. She outlines a scope of work for all vendors and solicits proposals including but not limited to furniture, IT infrastructure and physical relocation. This tried-and-true process ensures that all milestone dates are met and vendors are coordinated seamlessly during the installation process, guaranteeing minimal distractions on move-in day.
Prior to joining Newmark, Ms. Benek worked for 10 years as a project manager for Gola Corporate Real Estate. She previously led a design team at ARAMARK Corporation, where her responsibilities included the management of the accounts of design projects. In both of her previous roles, she made critical decisions based on budgetary information, collaborated with team members to build client relationships and reviewed working drawings for furniture, fixtures and equipment for accuracy and completeness. Ms. Benek is also highly experienced in programming, space planning, design details and interior design.
- IFM Efector, Malvern, PA: Headquarter/Manufacturing Relocation - 45,000 SF and 36,000 SF
- Neuronetics, Malvern, PA: Office Relocation - 35,000 SF
- CRF Health, Plymouth Meeting, PA: Office Relocation/Multiple Locations - Up to 25,000 SF
- JetPay, Allentown, PA: Office Relocation - 22,000 SF
- SSRS, Glen Mills, PA: Office Relocation - 22,000 SF
- GES, Wall Township, NJ: Office Relocation - 20,000 SF
- O’Brien & Ryan, Plymouth Meeting, PA: Office Renewal - 19,500 SF
Ms. Benek received her LEED Accredited Professional designation in 2008 which enhanced her knowledge of the environmental benefits of sustainable buildings.
Ms. Benek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from Philadelphia University and an associate degree in mechanical drafting from Lincoln Technical Institute.