Our Office

Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort Lauderdale is part of the largest fully integrated network of real estate and auction professionals in the nation. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. Our Management team knows the needs of agents in urban and metropolitan markets. We address those needs by providing powerful marketing programs along with technology-based services that are unique to the industry.


Cynthia Benchick


Cynthia Benchick Broker

Cynthia Benchick, principle broker of Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort Lauderdale opened the south Florida office in 2003 and championed the continued growth to one of the largest real estate firms in Florida with over 950 agents today. The 2019 innovative merge with United Real Estate, after 16 years in business, was the pinnacle of giving back to grow the realtors in the direction the industry era demanded. originally from Michigan, Cyndi was a successful business owner and private real estate investor for 15 years prior to receiving her Florida real estate license.

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 RPAC Platinum R & Hall of Fame member, Cynthia continues to participate and encourage all real estate industry members to be involved with the REALTOR political action committee. she continues to support the realtors through her sustained appointed board director leadership as well as a Florida state director appointment. 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 pastimes of golf, snorkeling, fishing and hiking. she also shares her love of travel with family and friends, exploring new destinations.

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.


Austin Copeland

Accounting Manager

Austin Copeland Accounting Manager

Hi, my name is Austin Copeland and I am the Accounting Manager for Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort Lauderdale in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  I joined the team in January of 2013 after leaving my previous position with a large Community Association Management firm in West Central Florida where I worked in the accounting department.  My duties here at Charles Rutenberg Realty involve the processing of commissions, oversight of file compliance, and facilitating of any technical support needed. 


Miguel Nafarrate

Administrative Assistant

Miguel Nafarrate Administrative Assistant