Michael Cantalupa

Chief Development Officer & Senior Vice President

Michael Cantalupa serves as chief development officer and senior vice president for Benchmark, the leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast. He oversees all real estate and development projects from conception to closing and brings invaluable expertise to Benchmark’s growth beyond its current Northeast locations.

Mike is best known for his over 20-year career at Boston Properties through which he developed over 15 million square feet of complex, mixed-use space for the real estate investment trust, including The Hub on Causeway, Atlantic Wharf, Prudential Center and Kendall Center. 

As senior vice president of development for Boston Properties, Mike was responsible for overseeing new development projects that contributed significantly to the growth of the Boston area. 

He has been a frequent speaker at numerous industry conferences and seminars, including Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Build Boston and Massachusetts Building Congress. 

Mike received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Currently serving as a board member for the Kendall Square Association, Mike previously served as chairman for A Better City and as vice chairman and board member of his alma mater, Malden Catholic High School. He lives in Winchester, Mass.
 
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