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WNY NYSCAR Virtual Zoom meeting held May 21, 2020

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2019 President Gunner Tronolone passing the WNY NYSCAR Presidential Gavel on to the 2020 President Carolyn Casilio Vinci. (Photo taken 12/19/19)

2020 President; Carolyn Casilio Vinci presenting Immediate Past President Ronald “Gunner” Tronolone with plaque that reads:
“In appreciation for your service and dedication as our President.  Your leadership, vision and commitment has set a high standard of excellence for years to come.”
(Photo taken 1/16/20)

NYSCAR - WNY Chapter,
December 10, 2019

The Western New York Chapter of NYSCAR has a lot to be proud of these days.  The membership is strong, and growing. Currently, represented by one hundred and sixty eight members (168), with a healthy balance between Realtors and Affiliates.

The Board of Directors is deeply involved in the local community, supporting two prominent programs with student scholarships. Preparing the next generation of Real Estate professionals, the Chapter partners with the Master’s program in Real Estate Development within University at Buffalo. The Board reviews submissions, and awards one deserving student each year. 2019-2020 school year presented the Chapter’s fourth recipient.

Northland Workforce Training Center supports a different, growing career force in Western New York; Advanced Manufacturing, and Energy. The Center is designed to provide financial assistance for students who seek post-secondary education, and support in obtaining full-time employment for three years after coursework completion. For Northland’s inaugural enrollment, the WNYSAR Board of Directors awarded three fellowships; $1,000 each to go towards their industry chosen tools.

Together, with local public and private organizations, the NYSCAR WNY Chapter is privileged to represent a seat on the Board of Invest Buffalo Niagara. IBN carries out an important mission to attract new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region. Excited about the growth of the Western New York region, and the future of the industry; the WNYSCAR chapter welcomes newcomer’s interested in commercial real estate, educates their community on local and national issues, and continues to build a strong network of professionals.

Amanda M. Hirsch

Event was held on: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Hyatt Place - 5020 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226

Panel members includes:
Rocco Termini -
Jake Schneider -
Harry Stinson -
Paul Kolkmeyer -

“Packed house for our Developer Panel meeting. This dynamic panel addressed topics from city parking, housing and transportation to opportunity zones, incentives and rent control.“

Event was held on: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Hyatt Place - 5020 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226

Michael Kracker;

Unshackle Upstate is a non-partisan advocacy coalition representing businesses and taxpayers in all parts of Upstate New York. The conversation will focus on our efforts to make Upstate New York a more affordable place to live and do business, the legislative activity from this past session, what to expect in 2020 and the changing political dynamics in our state capitol. 

Bio:  Michael Kracker, Executive Director (photo attached)

A life-long resident of Buffalo, Michael Kracker has many years of experience working in government and politics across Upstate New York. Prior to joining Unshackle Upstate as Executive Director, Michael spent several years working in senior positions at the United States House of Representatives, building professional relationships in Washington and New York.

He also has a strong political background, working with campaigns at the federal, state and local level. A 2017 Buffalo Business First '30 Under 30' honoree, Michael is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Political Science. He resides in Buffalo, New York.

Event was held on: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Hyatt Place - 5020 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226
Presentation by Kevin Gaughan
Contact: Bill Heussler
Contact #: (716) 856-7107
For immediate release…
WNY NYSCAR Holds 18th  Annual Awards Ceremony
The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR), WNY Chapter, held their 18th Annual Board Installation and Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 7th at the Buffalo Grand Hotel.  Officers and Directors were sworn into office and the following awards were presented:
Largest Broker Assisted Sale:  Vito Picone, McGuire Development
Largest Broker Assisted Lease:  Michelle DeBergalis , McGuire Development
Volume Transaction Award:  Eric Tudor & Patty Collins, Tudor Collins Commercial Real Estate
Affiliate of the Year:  Debra Kremblas, Ellicott Development
President’s Award:  Nick Maligisi & Alan Hasting 
Meritorious Service Award:  Howard & Leslie Zemsky
C. Stuart Hunt Lifetime Achievement: Steve Hunt, Hunt Commercial RE
Over 165 people attended the annual event. A portion of the proceeds benefit UB’s Real Estate Master’s Degree Program and the Northland Training Center.
WNY NYSCAR brings commercial real estate related practitioners together to provide education, networking opportunities and develop community awareness.


Associate Professor, Niagara University
An Associate Professor in the College of Business and Director of the Niagara Financial Services Laboratory, Ed Hutton teaches courses in Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management and Options & Derivatves.  
Prior to joining Niagara University, Professor Hutton had more than 25 years of investment management experience with market leaders Chase Manhatta Bank, M&T Bank and the WNY Business Development Fund.
Join us for Ed Hutton's comments on how the events of 2018 will affect the real estate market going forward and hear his prognostications for 2019.


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Contact Sponsorship Staci Fecura at


Download the 2019 WNY Chapter of NYSCAR Application and join today!

Western New York Chapter & NYSCAR Application


2018 WNY Chapter Events