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Cynthia Benchick, Managing Broker of Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC, opened the Fort Lauderdale office in 2003. Originally from Michigan, she was a successful business owner and private real estate investor for 15 years before developing Charles Rutenberg Realty’s first partnership.
While growing the office to one of the largest real estate firms in Florida with over 850 agents, Cyndi also watched the Charles Rutenberg Realty Organization’s presence increase with partnerships in Orlando, Chicago, Manhattan and Long Island.
Cyndi included charitable philanthropy as an integral component of Charles Rutenberg Realty, sitting on the board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Charitable Foundation for 10 years, and continues the movement and encouragement with her Realtors to share and care for those less fortunate.
As a Platinum Hall Of Fame member, participating and encouraging all real estate industry members to be involved with the Realtor Political Action Committee, along with additional contributions and achievements, Cyndi was recognized by her peers in 2016 by being awarded the distinguished 2016 Recipient of the Myrtle T. “Andy” Anderson Memorial Leadership Award.
Enjoying South Florida’s vast outdoor activities includes her favorite pastime sport of golf. She also shares her love of travel with friends and family which includes exploring new destinations to fish, snorkel, hunt and hike.
Cyndi has been licensed since 1998, and along with her experienced staff continues to provide leadership and direction for her team of Real Estate Professionals
Michelle Sessor, General Manager of Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC joined the CRR team in 2012. Originally from Ohio, and beginning her career in Real Estate in Northern Virginia over 22 years ago, she has worked in all facets of the business with an extensive background in Real Estate Administration, Sales, and Title Insurance.
Michelle is a family oriented individual that has a passion to bring the CRR team together as a team all while striving to continue to grow the company by recruiting Top Professionals in the area. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, boating, camping and College Football.
Leidy Parra, Operations Manager for Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC, joined the CRR team in 2005 and is an integral part of all support systems including operations and human resources. Leidy has been recognized for her responsibilities developing new processes and technology along with her extensive proactive support to the staff and all Rutenberg REALTORS .
Originally from Colombia, Leidy has been living in Florida since 1999 and enjoys family, travel, and fitness through cross training, biking and hiking. She obtained her Sales Associate Real Estate License in 2009, and Broker Associate Real Estate License in 2012.
Austin Copeland has been with Charles Rutenberg Realty since January of 2013. He is a Florida native, growing up in the Tampa & Clearwater area before re-locating to Fort Lauderdale. Austin is responsible for the bookkeeping and distribution of commission checks in the office. Outside of the office, he is an avid fisherman spending much of his time on or near the water throughout South East Florida.