About Us


The Cideco name has been associated with the Development and Construction business in the United States, Middle East and Africa.  Mathew Zukerman founded Cideco International in Israel after WW2.  Years later in 1959, he expanded his business and opened several construction offices in Nigeria and Kenya, which focused on building residential and commercial public projects, with emphasis on Design and Construction.

Cideco Inc. was formed in Knoxville Tennessee in June of 1975. Cideco focuses its involved in housing and commercial projects in nine states. We specialize in the development of shopping centers, but we have also developed office buildings, condominiums, apartment complexes, and single-family homes.

Today, Cideco Development Company, Inc. is managed and owned by Benjamin Barak Zukerman who joined the business in 2002 after graduating from Georgia Tech and the University of Tennessee School of Architecture with his Masters.  Barak remains committed to the basic values of excellence and integrity that have been the main philosophy and tradition and what has brought the Cideco name its longstanding success.  Like his predecessors, he is continuing a longstanding tradition of quality commercial developments throughout the South East.


Our extensive background in Architecture and City Planning has guided us in developing and designing shopping centers and planned communities. In addition to over half a dozen residential communities in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, we have had a hand in historic renovations and in charitable work for community centers and more.


Cideco is actively seeking New Development and Re-Development opportunities in the Southeast. We are looking for Neighborhood Shopping Centers of any size and occupancy level, vacant land for commercial and residential construction, and existing buildings for re-development.

In the last few years we have purchased several million dollars worth of commercial and residential assets. We respond quickly to any inquiries. If you have an opportunity you would like to discuss, please call us. All brokers protected.