About Us

Have you ever been somewhere that makes you feel like you are simultaneously on vacation and right at home? That’s what we try to create in our luxury apartment buildings right here in New York City. Dermot communities reflect the appeal of their neighborhoods and, through our EOS Club amenities, offer great spaces and unique experiences to enjoy with your family and friends. We deliver more than just nice apartments. We create places to build a life.

  • Great Neighborhoods

    Dermot communities are located in New York’s most interesting and exciting neighborhoods.

  • Great Apartments

    Clean, comfortable and designed to make the most of their space and their views, your apartments are wonderful places to call home.

  • Great Amenities

    EOS Clubs in Dermot communities offer great spaces and special events to enjoy with your friends and neighbors.

  • Great People

    We work to create a strong feeling of community, making life as fun and as easy as we can for everyone in our buildings.

  • Great Service

    We realize you have many choices when it comes to selecting a home in New York, and Dermot is privileged to be your trusted choice. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality living experience, one that is unfailingly responsive to your needs. You can count on us to be knowledgeable and personable in every interaction, delivering a standard of service that consistently exceeds expectations.

  • Great Responsibility

    We recognize that our business has an impact on the environment, and are dedicated to investing, building and operating our portfolio responsibly. We work to implement strategies and programs that continually improve our environmental sustainability, providing a healthier living for our customers and reducing operating costs for our partners. At every level of our company, we are committed to complying with, and often exceeding, all applicable regulations.

How We Got Here

Dermot started in San Diego in 1991, building and buying garden apartments. Our founder had been a lawyer, a banker and an Air Force officer. His name was Bill Dickey. He named the company after his dad, Dermot, who had moved to New York City from Ireland and raised his family from modest means. Our business went well, and we built another property, then another after that. We expanded to new cities and bigger projects. By the time we returned to New York, some were getting pretty tall. By 2000, Bill needed more New Yorkers to help. So, he hired us, Steve Benjamin, Drew Spitler and Andrew Levison. After many successful years together, Bill was ready to retire in 2015 and he gave us the opportunity to buy the business.

Today, we are a New York City company that focuses exclusively on luxury rental apartments. We build communities that we would be proud to call home, the coolest buildings in great neighborhoods. We have great communal spaces that bring people together: lounges and pools and cafes and playrooms and gyms and outdoor movie theaters and indoor dog parks. We have fantastic on-site teams who make sure that your home is always safe, clean and fun, and who treat you with trust and respect. After all, renting your home is supposed to be fun!

And that’s how we got here.


Stephen Benjamin
Managing Partner
Chief Executive Officer

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Drew Spitler
Managing Director
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Andrew Levison
Managing Director
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