Our Team

Joe Cordaro

Joe Cordaro

Partner
Shane Isley

Shane Isley

Partner

Jackie Nickolaus

Vice President of Development Services

Jackie is charged with developing Benchmark’s growing portfolio in the Central Iowa real estate industry. Jackie has deep roots in the Des Moines market.  Jackie has over a decade of experience focusing on multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial development projects across the Midwest and Europe. Prior to that, Jackie worked at the City of Des Moines in Community Development and the Office of Economic Development.  As the past President of CREW Iowa, Jackie furthers her passion for the advancement of the real estate industry and the exchange of ideas throughout the region.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.

Steve O'Neill

Steve O’Neill

Accountant

Steve joined Benchmark Real Estate Group in November 2017.  Steve brings more than five years of accounting experience performing various roles, including accounts payable and staff accountant.  Prior to joining Benchmark, Steve worked for the 8th largest multifamily management company in the United States as a staff accountant for nearly 4,000 units preparing monthly financial statements and reconciliations.  Steve graduated summa cum laude from Grand View University with a BA in Accounting and Business Administration (Finance).