Ralph Benzakein, LEED AP, SIOR, Vice President 631.424.4888 ext 302

Ralph Benzakein

Since 2004, Ralph has been a partner of Cresa Long Island. Ralph is the only real estate advisor on Long Island to have achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional designation. The LEED® AP designation demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles, which he uses to assist tenants in creating sustainable workspaces.

Ralph has been involved in transactions with firms such as Bertelsmann, Weight Watchers, Ameriprise, Bankers Conseco Life, Bostwick Laboratories, Bioreclamation, American Tire Distributors, Amerisource Bergen, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk and numerous other organizations.


  • Member – SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • Vice President – NY Downstate Chapter – SIOR
  • Associate Board Member – CIBS – Commercial Industrial Brokers, Long Island
  • Member – LIREG – Long Island Real Estate Group
  • New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Member USBGC Long Island Chapter
  • CIBS Rising Star Award
  • Most Creative Commercial Deal – Long Island Business News



Richard Caputi, SIOR Managing Principal 631.424.4888 ext 304

Richard Caputi

Richard has represented many of Long Island’s mid-size corporations and businesses. After spending more than eight years working for one of Long Island’s largest developers, Richard founded Whitman Realty Group, Inc. in 1990. During his career, Mr. Caputi has completed sale transactions, leasing assignments and dispositions of commercial properties for clients such as The Bank of New York, ING Insurance, Sovereign Bank, The First American Corporation, Commerce Bank and Best Foods, Inc.

He is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, (SIOR) and previously served on the Membership Retention Committee.

As an active member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS), Mr. Caputi has served two consecutive terms as President, has previously served as the organization’s Vice President, Treasurer, and chaired the Membership Committee. He is also past president of the Sequams Property Owners Association inWest Islip,New York, and a former Executive Vice President of Action Long Island.

Mr. Caputi was the 2007 honoree for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chapter of New York. He has also previously been the chairman of the Long Island Energy Task Force Committee and spearheaded fund-raisers for organizations such as The Growth of Human Potential and Family Residences Essential Enterprises, Inc.


  • Member – SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • President – NY Downstate Chapter of SIOR
  • Member and Past President – CIBS – Commercial Industrial Broker Society, Long island
  • Most Creative Commercial Deal – Long Island Business News
  • Largest Office Deal – Long Island Business News


Doug Haynes, Vice President 631.424.4888 ext 303

631.974.3366 cell

Doug Haynes

For more than 24 years, Doug Haynes has represented many of Long Island’s small, mid-size and large corporations and businesses. He has been working the last 14 years for Polimeni Realty owner & developer of commercial properties. Prior to with Cushman & Wakefield representing clients such as, Northrop Grumman, Cablevision, Alcan Packaging, GE Medical, Elmo Manufacturing Corp, Goodyear & dozens of Sales & leases from 1,000 to 640,000 sq ft. He is an active member & member of the board of directors for Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) for 20 years. After handling all aspects of commercial real estate for both landlords and tenants, Doug chose to specialize as a tenant/client representative. Now working exclusively as a tenant advocate for Cresa Long Island, the largest tenant representation firm in North America.

Affiliations: Member CIBS – Commercial Industrial Broker Society, Long island
Education: Mr. Haynes studied Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians at Queensborough Community College and attended the School of Continuing Studies in Real Estate at Long Island University. He has completed educational requirements in real estate appraisal, property management and investment analysis.
Hobbies: Snow & water skiing, kayaking, Mountain Biking, Boating, & Antique cars