The Benchmark Group comprises two distinct business divisions, the commercial agency, Benchmark Commercial and the lifestyle property agency, Benchmark Lifestyle Property.
All Benchmarks sales and leasing team are tertiary educated property professionals.
Benchmark Commercial is a specialised commercial real estate agency providing commercial and industrial property sales, leasing and asset management services in the city of Orange and surrounding Central West NSW towns.
David Hall, the Licensee-in-Charge of Benchmark Commercial was formerly a principal of Opteon Central West NSW, a valuation & property consultancy firm with offices in Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst. Having worked as a commercial valuer and property consultant in regional NSW since 1996 David recognised the need for a specialist commercial real estate agency in the growing and increasingly sophisticated Orange property market and, in recognition of that need, established Benchmark Commercial in 2007.
Since its inception in September 2007, Benchmark Commercial has grown to a position of dominance in the Orange commercial and industrial property market. Benchmark Commercial’s success is a result of the expertise, experience and dedication of its highly qualified professional staff, together with the company’s extensive property database and contacts built up over many years of market participation.
Benchmark Lifestyle Property
In 2013 Benchmark Lifestyle Property was launched in response to the demand for lifestyle properties within close proximity to the city of Orange. Benchmark Lifestyle’s focus is solely on the sale of established residential, rural and hobby farm properties.
David Dent heads up Benchmark Lifestyle Property. Originally brought up on the family farm near Forbes, David commenced his real estate career in the commercial sector in North Sydney CBD in 1998. Relocating to Orange in 2013 and recognising a need for a specialist agency to service high-end residential and lifestyle property, Benchmark Lifestyle Property was formed in conjunction with Benchmark Commercial's David Hall and Nigel Staniforth.
Benchmark Lifestyle Property has achieved some outstanding results including the record residential sale price for Orange of $2.1 million in 2016 and the highest dollar per hectare sale of $30,250/ha for a Spring Terrace property in 2018.