Jay Benesh

General Manager

When Jay Benesh joined Riedman Companies in 2018 he brought nearly 20 years of residential real estate sales and service experience having helped more than 1,200 satisfied clients across the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester regions buy and sell their homes.

Jay is a New York State licensed real estate broker and an active member of the National Association of Realtors, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, and the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of Realtors.

Jay earned a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from Clarkson University majoring in biology and environmental toxicology. He furthered his education at Temple University, earning a Master of Science with Highest Distinction in occupational health and safety. Leveraging his advanced degree, Jay joined Xerox Corporation in 1991 helping to manage various strategic environmental health and safety initiatives.

Always carrying a quest for learning, Jay had the opportunity to earn his Executive MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. While at Xerox, Jay was recognized with the Xerox Individual Excellent Award for his part in the development of the Ergonomic Resource Center as well as a Xerox Customer First Award for outstanding customer focus and service delivery.

It was this commitment to customer service and satisfaction that attracted Jay to pursue a career in the real estate field, and what continues to make him successful as a general manager at Riedman. Jay is specifically responsible for helping Riedman meet the needs of today’s home buyers with the unique floorplans, distinguished features, and modern amenities that will help them change the way they live.

Jay has received numerous real estate industry accolades including earning Quality Service Certified Platinum and Best in the Business awards – an honor only earned by agents with a 98% or higher customer service rating according to third-party surveys.

Jay was raised in Bath, New York and for the past 20 years has called Fairport, New York his home. He has been married to his wife Lisa for nearly 30 years – 15 of which they worked together in the family real estate business. They have a son, Maxwell, and a dog, Coco, a miniature Labradoodle. When Jay’s not helping Riedman clients, he’s traveling, watching movies or listening to an eclectic mix of music from Belinda Carlisle, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy Osborne or dreaming of being an 80’s rockstar.