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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.
 
 

ED HUTTON

Associate Professor, Niagara University
Economist
 
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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For information on upcoming sponsorship opportunities:

Contact Sponsorship Chair, David Tytka at dtytka@uniland.com

 

For information on membership renewal or questions about membership:

Contact Sponsorship Staci Fecura at SFecura@NYSAR.com

 

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

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2018 WNY Chapter Events

 

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ERIC LESTER WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT FOR THE WNY CHAPTER OF NYSCAR AT OUR DECEMBER BREAKFAST MEETING! ERIC TUDOR, GUNNER TRONOLONE AND DAVE TYTKA WERE RE-ELECTED. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO WELCOME JOE JACOBI AS OUR NEWEST BOARD MEMBER!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Our November breakfast was a full house with over 85 attendees! We would like to thank Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for coming to discuss current events and goals in Erie County.  Send us an email at WNYNYSCAR@wnynyscar.com for comments. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14th.

 

Summer Social at RiverWorks - Buffalo, NY

A great night of socializing and fun with local commercial real estate practitioners! Vita Wu, was our second winner for the UB Real Estate Development Masters Program Scholarship winner. Thank you to all those who made her feel welcome in our great Western New York community. We were also able to recognize our retiring Administrative Assistant, Cheryl Brown. We wish her well with her next endeavor and would like to thank her for all of her hard work she did for the organization! 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS: 

  • CBRE - BUFFALO
  • COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CORP.
  • ​FIRST AMHERST
  • ​HANNA COMMERCIAL
  • THE KNOER GROUP
  • EAGLE HAWK DRONES
  • ​ELLICOTT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
  • GRECO REAL ESTATE
  • GZA
  • HARTER, SECREST AND EMERY
  • HODGSON RUSS
  • HUNT COMMERCIAL
  • ​ISKALO
  • LABELLA ASSOCIATES
  • LANDMAX
  • ​MANCUSO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP
  • ​MJ PETERSON REAL ESTATE
  • NORTH FOREST OFFICE SPACE
  • TURNER CONSTRUCTION
  • ​UNILAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Bob Shibley - Where Should The New Buffalo Train Station Be?

 

The Dean of University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning, Robert (Bob) Shibley, was the featured speaker at the March Breakfast Meeting.  As the lead facilitator of the Governor appointed committee to identify the best location for a new downtown Buffalo train station, Bob provided the full house with an insider’s perspective on how the process has worked to date.  Beyond the physical aspects of a location, several other factors were discussed when making a recommendation of this nature.  What some consider a “slam dunk” is equally met with reasoning on why the location should be located elsewhere. Thank you for taking the time to come and speak to our members and guests!

 

 

 The WNY Chapter of NYSCAR held their 16th Annual Board Installation and Awards Dinner at Acqua Restaurant and Banquets.  Almost 200 people attended this premier event to witness the swearing in ceremonies for the 2017 Officers and Board of Directors and our awards presentation.

Three awards presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the region. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR AWARD WINNERS!

  • President's Award: Nancy Dobson (Uniland Development)
  • Meritorious Service honors: Tom Dee (Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation) 
  • C. Stuart Hunt Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Geiger (McGuire Development) ​

 

Largest Broker Assisted Sale

  • ​1st Place:   Chris Greco, Greco Real Estate     $7,450,000 Sale of (156) Unit Apartment Complex at 71 Linda Drive, Cheektowaga
  • ​2nd Place:   Gary Greco, Greco Real Estate    $4,250,000 Sale of (182) Unit Apartment Portfolio, Tonawanda
  • ​3rd Place:   Carolyn Casilio, Casilio Real Estate    $2,700,000 Sale of 4055 Casilio Parkway, Clarence
  • ​Honorable Mention:  Bob Strell, Robert P. Strell Real Estate Advisory Services   $2,500,000 Sale of 101-131 California Drive, Williamsville

 

Largest Broker Assisted Lease

  • ​1st Place:  Bob Schell, Cushman+Wakefield Pryamid Brokerage   70,012 SF - 10 Year Lease to Travelers Indemnity Co. at 50 Lakefront Blvd., Buffalo
  • ​2nd Place:  Jim Geiger, McGuire Development     41,391 SF - 10 Year Lease to Gordon Food Service at the Elmwood Regal Center, Buffalo
  • ​3rd Place:  Tim Hourihan, RealtyUSA Commercial    46,200 SF-10 Year Lease to WB Mason at 2839-2871 Broadway, Cheektowaga

 

Transaction​ Volume

  • ​1st Place:     David Schiller, Cushman+Wakefield Pyramid Brokerage  -  25 Transactions
  • ​2nd Place:    Patty Collins, Tudor Collins Commercial Real Estate  -  21 Transactions
  • ​3rd Place:     Eric Tudor, Tudor Collins Commercial Real Estate  -  20 Transactions

 

​      Thank you to all that attended and also to our generous sponsors.

 

RealtyUSA Merges with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Merle L. Whitehead, President and CEO of RealtyUSA, and Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III, Chairman of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, announced that RealtyUSA has merged into the Howard Hanna Real Estate family of companies. This merger combines the largest residential real estate broker in New York State with the largest broker in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  RealtyUSA's Commercial Divison will also work under the Howard Hanna brand.

"I have known and respected the Hanna family for years. Their growth in the last decade has been amazing. A common theme of commitment to our agents by developing the best in products and services for customers and clients will assure our combined success," said Mr. Whitehead.

The merger ranks Howard Hanna as the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States. The combined performance of the joint company is $16.2 billion in closed sales volume last year and 89,737 closed transactions. The combined strength of the companies is more than 9,000 sales associates and employees in 270 offices. Mr. Whitehead will become Chairman of the combined company in New York State.

"We always look to move forward," said Helen Hanna Casey, President and CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. "We made the decision in the mid-1980s to remain independent, with the goal of always being a large regional broker in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Great Lakes regions. And when you find a prominent company that is run with the utmost integrity and is so like-minded with complementary management styles and great managers, it makes sense to come together. We’ve been in New York since 2003 in Chautauqua County, and last May Nothnagle Realtors merged with us, adding 32 offices in Western New York, the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes areas. Armand D’Alfonso of Nothnagle will be President of the entire New York organization."

Expansion in Buffalo and entry into the next major metropolitan areas of Syracuse and Albany is a logical move for Howard Hanna. "RealtyUSA and Howard Hanna agents will benefit from each other’s markets for referrals in areas they do not serve. When we expand our reach, everybody within the Howard Hanna family of companies benefits," said Ms. Casey.

Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1959, the company now known as RealtyUSA emerged as a dominant local, statewide and national real estate leader, as did Howard Hanna, founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1957. The two companies have known and worked with each other for decades through relationships in the real estate business and began discussions about six months ago about a possible merger.

There will not be a change to the company name or to local leadership. Both the RealtyUSA and Nothnagle logos will feature the tagline "A Howard Hanna Company." Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate company providing residential and commercial brokerage, mortgage, closing, title, insurance, appraisal, corporate relocation, property management and land development services.

 

In a continuing effort to live our mission for providing Education, Networking and Community Awareness, the first recipient of the WNY Chapter Scholarship for UB's Real Estate Development Masters Program has been awarded to Kevin Turner.  A Williamsville resident, Kevin had also been accepted to Columbia University for his graduate studies but our scholarship provided the incentive needed to keep him in WNY.

Kevin Turner begins in fall 2016 as an M.S. Architecture student with a focus in Real Estate Development at School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo. Kevin completed his undergraduate degree in Architecture in 2016 at UB, where he worked on projects integrating computational technologies into architecture and urban planning. Through these works, Kevin developed an interest in urban design and development, and seeks to research the role of computing in real estate during the course of his graduate studies.

Kevin currently works with Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.’s planning department on site development and building designs for various use types. As a designer, Kevin strives to create better buildings and better spaces for people to live and work in, for both small- and large-scale developments. Mixing the professions of architect and developer into one has become the focus of Kevin’s career: becoming a ‘design-developer’ who actively pushes a movement for sustainable, future-focused development.

 

 

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